How To Speed Up The Property Search (And Still Find Your Dream Home)

January 11, 2022

No matter if you are planning to move abroad or across town, finding the perfect property for you can be a nightmare. Property searching can take a lot of time and patience. Sometimes it could take months before finding something that is marginally in line with your preference, budget, and more. 

However, if you are seeking advice on how to speed up the property search yet find perfect properties, here is how:

Know your location

Knowing where you want to live is useful when it comes to searching for a property. If you set your radius wide, then you will have a lot of homes to filter through. Plus, you might view perfect homes that are not in a great location. Therefore, knowing your location before your search will guarantee to speed up the process. 

Should you want to live in a more peaceful and serene setting, then you might want to consider looking for waterfront homes for sale. These will be in an ideal location and in line with your property visions. Plus, it will narrow down your search and help you avoid wasting time during the moving process.

Know your budget

Although it can be fun looking at homes way out of your budget, it is not really time-effective. Therefore, it is always a good idea to know your budget and only look within your means. 

To know your budget, you can seek financial advice or simply estimate how much you can afford to pay each month. This will be easy should you earn a set wage. You will need to deduct any current monthly payments and the rest can be your budget. 

Likewise, your deposit will contribute to your monthly costs. The more you deposit, the lower your costs will be. Hence, asking for financial advice or using a mortgage calculator will help you understand how much you will likely need to earn to afford certain properties. 

Ask for real estate help 

However, you might know what you are looking for, using the help of a property expert will open your doors up to many more properties (all of which will be within your preferences and budget). 

Asking for real estate help can often be free and therefore, a cost and time-effective way to speed up your property search. A realtor can benefit you in many ways when searching for a property. They can give you access to their own homes, which you may not be able to find online. Likewise, you will also be able to ask for help when viewing the property, negotiating a good deal, and signing contracts. 

Look every day

Homes are added to property sites every day. Therefore, the more you look, the quicker you will find your ideal home. 

If you are late to the game, then you might miss out on your perfect property. Looking every day may seem like more time. However, it could shorten your waiting time and help you find your perfect home sooner. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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