Here are the three things every homebuyer should focus their search on.

If you’re buying a home, how should you narrow down your selections? In my experience, you should focus on three things: price, quality, and location. I mention this to all of my clients when they start their home searches. The price of the home is obviously important, but so is how you’ll pay for it. Are you paying cash or using financing? Quality refers to if a property meets your needs. How many bedrooms and bathrooms are there? Is it updated? The third factor, location, speaks for itself.

“Compromising is crucial when looking for a new home.”

Let’s say that the median price in your location is $400,000, and you want the home to be completely updated. You would have to either change the price or change something else. I typically tell my clients that they have the option of choosing two of these things to have in their new homes since you’ll likely have to compromise on the third. If you’re pre-approved for $400,000, for example, that means your price is set. You’ll either have to be willing to make a change in location or quality to get the home you want. You can’t have all three, because we want to work in the realm of practicality above all else.

If you have any questions for me about buying a home or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.