Where Do I Start Looking To Buy A Home In Bend?

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BEND – Home buying can sometimes be a mix of excitement and frustration because, you know that it’s the right decision that you want to make for yourself and your family but you don’t know where to get started.

In this post were going to cover steps to that you should take so you can find a home for sale in Bend and save the time, money plus hassle of having to do everything yourself.

Step 1 – Find a Realtor

The first step towards finding a home in Bend that’s for sale is hiring a Real Estate Agent. You will want to work with a Realtor because; he or she will have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as a variety of other contacts to help you find the home that’s perfect for you.

Step 2 – What “Exactly” Are You Looking For?

Every home buyer knows what they want in a home and also what they are willing to settle for. Before you start your home search you should come up with your list of what you want and what you and your family is willing to settle for because, this approach will help you to stay clear during your home search especially if you find a home that could be great after you do some remodeling work to it.

Step 3 – Get Prequalified For a Mortgage Loan

Another important thing that you need to do before searching for a Bend Oregon Home is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage loan because, pre-qualification means that you will know what homes you can really afford and not face the disappointment of finding the right home only to realize later that it’s out of your price range.

For more tips on the home buying process in Bend, or to view the latest homes for sale in the area, contact me today at (541) 383-1426.

What To Expect When Working With A Bend Oregon Realtor

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Selling your Bend Oregon home will definitely be a life-changing experience because, you will be making a decision that positively effect your life but for many homeowners who haven’t bought or sold a home in years, working with a Realtor can be a little unsettling at first because, they don’t know what to expect during the process of selling their home.

In this post were going to cover the top things that you can expect when working with a Bend Oregon Real Estate Agent, or Listing Agent in the part of the country that you live in, so that you can be better prepared for the process of selling your home.

Appointments

One of the first things that your Real Estate Agent will do when you hire them to sell your home is call you to set up appointments once they have prospective home buyers who are interested in viewing your home.

When you’re on the phone with the Realtor they will also want to know if there are any special instructions for your home for example:

Do you have pets in the garage that they will need to be aware of?

Will there be somebody in your home when they are showing your home to prospective home buyer?

Does your home have an alarm system that they will need to deactivate in order to enter your home?

Getting Ready To Leave

On the day of the showing, the biggest thing that you need to be prepared to do is leave all the lights on in the rooms of your home and go somewhere for an hour or more. Many homeowners have a difficult time leaving the lights on their home with the realization that somebody else will be in their home while they’re gone but, it’s important to remember that the person who will be there is your Realtor who will be working hard to sell your home to the right buyer.

Remove Your Valuables

Before your first open house, it’s important for you to make sure that all the valuables are removed from your home because, you should always take extra precaution to protect your valuables and it’s also important to stage your home for sale by removing excess items in your home like antiques, collectibles, art and furniture since doing this will only help the rooms in your home to look bigger.

For more information on what to expect when working with a Realtor, or to view the latest Bend Oregon homes for sale, contact me today by calling 541-383-1426.

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