Tips For Buyers

The home buying process can be extremely complicated.  On top of that you may have doubts whether you're buying at the right time or in the right area.  The Phoenix real estate market experiences cycles within the year.  The market starts out strong January through May and tapers down for the summer.  After the soft real estate summer months, the market picks back up a bit in August when it get cooler outside.  We have our last rush until November when most buyers and sellers hold off until the 1st of the year to start the buying or selling process.  These tips below will help you understand the market no matter where in the buying process you're in.  

  • Don't use sites like Zillow or Trulia to look for houses.  Use real time search engines like the one on our home page.

  • Drive different neighborhoods and go to open houses in those areas.  

  • Look at as many houses in your price range as possible.  This is the best way to gain knowledge to know what is a good deal and what is not.

  • Try to look past seller's personal belongings or smells.

  • Ask your Realtor about construction cost to personalize the home to your liking.

  • Target an area that is close to work.  Many of our clients move to shorten their commute time.

  • Once you find a house you like, drive the neighborhood in the evening.  You'll learn a lot about what kind of neighbors you will have.

  • Do not make large purchases using credit or open or close credit accounts.

This is just a few tips to help you get started through the process of looking for a new home.  We hope you find this information useful.  Please don't hesitate to contact us to help you finish the process of finding your dream home.