How to Expedite the Homebuying Journey

by Johnny Drake 03/22/2020

A seamless home search may be a dream come true for property buyers. Yet for those who want to accelerate the homebuying journey, problems sometimes may arise that make it tough to streamline a home search. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to speed up a home search and find your dream house without delay.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you expedite the homebuying journey.

1. Establish Realistic Homebuying Expectations

You know you want to buy a house, but you still have no idea what you want to find in a dream home. If you establish realistic homebuying expectations, however, you could simplify your house search.

Think about what you want in your dream house, as well as where you want to reside. Then, you can search for houses that have the features you want and are located in your preferred cities and towns.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A mortgage generally is a must-have for a homebuyer. If you enter the real estate market with a mortgage at your disposal, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream residence. As a result, you can search for homes that fall in line with your budget.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you should meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can teach you everything you need to know about different types of mortgages and help you find the right mortgage based on your individual needs.

Of course, as you search for the right mortgage, don't hesitate to ask questions. Banks and credit unions employ courteous, knowledgeable mortgage specialists, all of whom are happy to assist you in any way possible.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent goes above and beyond the call of duty to support a homebuyer. He or she understands the ins and outs of buying a home, and as such, will do what it takes to help you discover a great house at an affordable price.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your homebuying goals. He or she next will craft a homebuying strategy for you and put this plan into action. A real estate agent then will help you conduct an in-depth house search. And once you find a home you want to buy, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to purchase this residence.

A real estate agent also works diligently to help you achieve the best-possible results at each stage of the property buying journey. He or she is ready to respond to your homebuying concerns and queries and ensure you can make informed decisions throughout your quest for your dream house.

Want to expedite your home search? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can quickly and effortlessly find a home that suits you perfectly.

About the Author
Author

Johnny Drake

 

Johnny Drake is a native of San Francisco and the youngest of 14 children. Growing up in a large family taught him the value of hard work, perseverance, and the art of communication. Johnny started a business called Johnny’s Java in 1996. After opening nine locations throughout Sonoma County over a 20 year period, he decided to pursue his dream of working in real estate.

Johnny brings his experience as a heart-centered business owner, driven entrepreneur, and talented marketer to his real estate career. Above all else, he delivers exceptional service and unmatched devotion to every client. His attention to detail and level of transparency helps him guide clients through the intricacies of buying and selling a home.

As a regular volunteer and charitable donor in the Sonoma County community, Johnny supports many causes. They include; Canine Companions, Sonoma County Humane Society, Redwood Empire Food Bank, and Sonoma County High School Athletics & Little League and is the former Executive Vice President of the Volunteer Center Board of Directors.

Furthermore, Johnny is a dedicated, hands-on member of NorBAR, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Sonoma County Alliance and active member of the Humane Society Board of Directors.