Figuring Out the Benefits

“You should buy a home.” That's what you've been hearing from friends and family, right? So, by now you have likely already examined the benefits and decided that home ownership was the best decision for you. That's a major hurdle now passed. You are focused and certain. Good.

Defining Search Parameters

Almost 80% of all home searches today begin on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, home buyers can search through hundreds of sites, view virtual tours, and sort through dozens of photographs and aerial shots of neighborhoods and homes. You've probably defined your goals and have a pretty good idea of the type of home and neighborhood that you want. By the time you reach the sales office, you are halfway to home ownership.

How Long Should It Take To Find What You Want?

A few buyers will look for years, but buyers who do that aren't motivated. A motivated buyer will find a home within two weeks, some within 2 days.

Good sales agents will listen to your wants and needs and arrange to review only those models that fit your particular parameters.

How Many Plans/Models Will You View?

Studies show that your memory dramatically improves after consumption of carbohydrates and slows upon consuming sugar. So layoff the soft drinks and have a hearty meal of carbs before viewing.

The "Red Shoes" Experience

Women will relate to this. Say, you need a new pair of red shoes. You go to the mall. At the first shoe store, you find a fabulous pair of red shoes. You try them on. They fit perfectly. They are glamorous and priced appropriately too. Do you buy them? Of course not! You go to every other store in the mall trying on red shoes until you are ready to drop from exhaustion. Then you return to the first store and buy those red shoes. Do not shop for a home this way. When you find the perfect home, simply buy it.