Getting to Know the Steamboat Real Estate Market »
Buyer's Resource Library »
Correct Steps Buyers Need to Take When Buying a Steamboat Springs Home
Are You a Ready Willing and Able Buyer? Critical Issues to Consider
Do You Need a Real Estate Agent? Questions To Ask Yourself
Prioritizing Your Needs as a Buyer
Important Questions A Buyer Should Ask an Agent
Service Providers You'll Want to Consider
Selecting a Steamboat Springs Contractor or Home Remodeler
Rules and Regulations Every Home Buyer Should Be Aware Of
Common Closing Costs
Characteristics of a Healthy Neighborhood
Simple Steps to Becoming a Smart Buyer
Getting "In Shape" to be a First Time Steamboat Homebuyer
What Not to Do as a Steamboat Springs Real Estate Buyer
6 Truths About Today's Marketplace
The Most Common Hidden Defects in Real Property
Questions to Ask a Steamboat Springs Home Inspector
Steamboat Springs Condo Considerations
How To Protect Yourself Against Unpleasant Surprises
The 5 Big Mistakes Most Home Buyers Make
Keys to Make You and Your Offer Look Great
The Final Walk-Thru
Financing Tips and Mortgage Calculator »
Moving Checklists »
Six Truths About Today's Marketplace That Will Help Any Buyer Be More Realistic
1. There is no perfect house......when you find a house/property that is consistent with your top few priorities - consider writing an offer. Seldom does a buyer find a property
that has more than 85% of what they want/need.
2. The popular properties priced right go quickly.
3. Package yourself and your offer so that both look good to a seller. You may be in competition with one or more buyers for the same property. See "Keys To Making You & Your Offer Look Great".
4. The home buying process is complex, so consider using professional service providers such as an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent, attorneys, etc..
5. If value and price are important to you, have an appraisal or Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) done on the property BEFORE buying it. To make sure the property has value, I will conduct a CMA for you prior to writing an offer.
6. Don't be surprised if and when you get buyer's remorse...an uneasy feeling about your buying decision. Most people question their decision to purchase at some time during the process.