You might think the real estate market at this time is harder to get into than Fort Knox! However, we’re here to let you know that YES! You can buy a home in 2022.
The market is anything but normal at this time, but there are still ways you can land your dream home, and BSR Realty Group is here to help. Here’s how…
1. Find a Trusted Realtor
The market is ever changing, and you can’t always keep up with the transformation…but a good realtor can!
Thankfully, BSR Realty Group has been in industry for years, and we are no strangers to these changes. Our job is to follow the market and make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck. You’re already busy with so much; you can’t be expected to know everything in the industry at this time. Finding a trust relator who is experienced and in-the-know of this dynamic time in real estate.
2. Trust Your Instincts
Unfortunately, the market is ever-changing, and it doesn’t quite allow us much time to think through our decisions; we have to act fast. One second there is a dream house in front of you, and the next, it’s off the market. With this fast-paced turnaround time, you want to take actionable measures if you want a home, but you should also trust your instincts. If you feel pressured to act or there is something just quite not right in your gut, don’t take the plunge. If you feel like the perfect house is directly in front of you, act quickly to scoop up your dream home. You know yourself best, so listen to your gut and make actionable decisions using your best instincts.
3. Secure Your Finances
Before you start scoping out homes on Zillow, make sure your affairs are in order. The worst thing you can do is fall in love with a home and not have the finances to back it up. Get pre-approved, focus on that credit score, build out a budget, and avoid making any huge purchases or job changes. It’s also important to know what you have in the bank. Creating a budget will help you see a realistic view of where your finances truly stand. You don’t want to get into a situation where you are looking beyond your means; be realistic about your budget and your financial situation. Keep your finances buttoned up from initial home hunting until closing day so you are good to go for all things money related.
4. Know The Difference Between Your “Need to Haves” and Your “Want to Haves”
It’s important to be realistic when it comes to your future home. No home is perfect, and in this market, you might not get everything you want. Create a list of your “Need to Haves” i.e., the items you cannot live without. This could be proximity to your work, bedrooms for every member in your family, an office for your remote worker, etc. Additionally, create your “Want to Haves” and list out the items you would love to have. This could include a pool, a three-car garage, a huge backyard, large closets, etc. The idea is, to know what you can and cannot live without; that way, when you are home hunting you have an accurate list to work from.
5. Trust the Process
We know how stressful the home buying process is. However, we’re here to tell you that sometimes you just need to trust the process. You will have a team behind your back to help you every step of the way and before you know it, everything will fall into place. 2022 might be another year full of whirlwinds, but it doesn’t mean things can’t work out for you. And trust us, they will, with our help!
Are you ready to find your dream home? We’re here to help! Contact BSR Realty Group today.