Have You Established Realistic Expectations for the Homebuying Journey?

by Jorge A. Gonzalez, PA 12/17/2018

As a homebuyer, it is paramount to establish realistic expectations for the homebuying journey. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to achieve various goals along this journey and acquire your ideal residence faster than ever before.

Setting realistic homebuying expectations can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set realistic homebuying expectations.

1. Assess Your Home Must-Haves and Wants

Dozens of homes are available in cities and towns nationwide. If you establish realistic homebuying expectations, you may be better equipped than others to determine exactly what you want to find in your dream house. As a result, you could reap the benefits of a quick, seamless homebuying experience.

Oftentimes, it helps to create a list of home must-haves and wants prior to searching for a house. This list can be updated as you proceed along the homebuying journey and will serve as a guide to help you discover your ideal residence.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

With a mortgage in hand, you can narrow your home search to residences that fall within your price range. Then, you can speed up the homebuying journey and find your ideal residence in no time at all.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you'll want to meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions generally offer a broad array of mortgage options. Examine all of your mortgage options closely, and you're sure to find a mortgage that matches your finances.

Also, don't hesitate to ask mortgage questions when you meet with potential lenders. Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to help you in any way they can. Thus, you can gain expert insights from these mortgage specialists that could help you make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands what it takes to purchase a home in any housing market. Therefore, he or she can help you prepare for the real estate market and establish realistic homebuying expectations from day one.

Typically, a real estate agent first will learn about your homebuying goals. He or she then will help you map out a successful homebuying journey, one that concludes with you discovering your dream house at a budget-friendly price.

A real estate agent offers plenty of support at each stage of the homebuying journey too. This housing market professional will set up home showings, keep you updated about new residences that become available and help you evaluate houses. And if you want to submit an offer on a home, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Achieving the optimal results during the homebuying journey sometimes can be difficult. But if you establish realistic homebuying expectations, you may be able to streamline the homebuying journey and ensure that you can purchase a great house that suits you perfectly.

About the Author
Author

Jorge A. Gonzalez, PA

Jorge Gonzalez and his “Team Dad of Eight" will help you sell your home in a way that accomplishes your personal and financial goals by making the best use of technology to create massive market exposure and secure the highest price and best terms for the sale of your home in the shortest possible time. If you are looking to buy, then he will use his strong negotiation skills to get you the best deal possible on the property that you purchase.

Experience & Education

Jorge has been selling, managing and investing in both residential and commercial real estate since 1986 and has worked with Buyers and Sellers to navigate them through hundreds of transactions. Jorge's education and proven experience have earned him the distinguished CRS Designation - "Certified Residential Specialist" - which is achieved by only 3% of all Realtors in the country.

Jorge earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Finance and International Business from Florida International University in 1990.

International Reach

Jorge is a Keller Williams Global Property Specialist and has earned the internationally recognized Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors. This designation is evidence of Jorge’s training and experience working with Foreign Nationals in the purchase, sale and investment in properties throughout South Florida and abroad.

Technology

Jorge maximizes the leverage that the internet provides by marketing your home to buyers through over 300 local,  national, and international real estate  listing websites.

Expertise

Jorge specializes in the sale of the finer homes of Greater Miami. Especially in Coral Gables, East Kendall, Sunset, South Miami, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove, Brickell Area, Downtown and Key Biscayne.

Communication

Jorge cares about being very accessible to his customers. He believes that it is important to establish clear expectations for effective communication to deal with issues as they come, and out of mutual respect for business and personal time.

Personal

Yes, Jorge actually is the Dad of EIGHT children and has been married to Eva - Mom of 8 - since 1985. Jorge and Eva are actively involved in their faith community and ministry to women in crisis pregnancies, marriage preparation, and the poor in the Miami area and in the island nations of the Caribbean.

Our Commitment to You

Jorge and his team are committed to earning your confidence to refer them to your family and friends, or you may cancel your listing agreement "at will“.