Getting to the point where you can buy your dream home is satisfying, exciting and yet time-consuming. It’s fun swiping through listings or going to open houses. Eventually, however, the time you put into looking at houses for sale in Atlanta becomes tiring.
This is especially true if you find the “perfect” house and lose a bidding war. Sometimes, it may feel like your wheels are spinning. Before you surrender to wandering aimlessly from one house to the next, lay out a plan for avoiding burnout.
Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval First
Ideally, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before starting the house search. However, it is not too late if you’ve got ahead of yourself.
Securing your mortgage pre-approval is the right thing to do for two very good reasons. First, you are viewed as a serious buyer when you are prepared to make an offer. Second, pre-approval helps to narrow your search when you know the maximum mortgage loan you can afford.
Make ‘Must-Have’, ‘Like to Have’ and ‘Don’t Care’ Lists
Begin looking at houses for sale in Atlanta with a list of non-negotiable features in hand. This way, you will not waste time going to see a house that does not have everything on the list.
Similarly, have lists for the things you would like to have and items that are not necessary for your dream home.
Explore Neighborhoods of Interest
One way to relieve this stressful process is to spend time exploring neighborhoods that meet your criteria. Check your commute, school districts and amenities in the area before committing.
On the one hand, you might discover hidden gems nearby. On the other hand, you might find that the area is not the right fit for you and your family.
Ryan Lewis and Associates understand the process of looking for houses for sale in Atlanta. Contact us today & let us be your partner in finding the home of your dreams.