Home Buying Tips for a Hot Metro Columbus Market

Metro Columbus home buying tipsThe Metro Columbus real estate market has experienced rapid home sales, with days-on-market trending around a month or less during the summer peak. Columbus home buyers may be feeling pressured, but those who are prepared for the market, and use the services of an Exclusive Buyer Agent, will find success! Here are home-buying tips to help you!

Educate yourself about home buying and the Metro Columbus real estate market. Start by downloading and reading our free e-book, “How to Buy a Home like a Pro!” This information will help you tremendously as you explore homes that interest you.

Also be sure to follow the Buyer’s Resource Realty Services blog for Metro Columbus real estate news and market updates!

Be financially prepared. Pull your financial records together; payroll transmittals, bank statements, tax returns and monthly debts. Examine your credit history; clear up any errors by contacting the credit bureau. Create a budget to save money for a down payment.

When you are ready to obtain your mortgage pre-approval, contact us for referral to local, trustworthy lenders who will explain all of your mortgage options!

Become a Buyer-Client of Buyer’s Resource Realty Services. Having an Exclusive Buyer Broker gives you fiduciary representation that you cannot obtain from typical real estate agencies. There is a critical distinction between an Exclusive Buyer Broker, and “dual agents” who show homes but work in the best interests of the seller.

And because we only represent buyers, we are welcomed by home builders and for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) sellers. We can show you any home on the market, including homes for sale on the Columbus Regional MLS, no matter the listing agency.

Prioritize. Decide what features you really need in a home, and what locations you prefer. Think about school districts, access to amenities, public transportation, and municipal services.

Be prepared to compromise where necessary. Your home-buying dollar will go farther in some areas than others. You may not get everything you want in a home, exactly where you want it – but we’ll help you find the very best choices for your needs and budget. Plus, we provide our Buyer-Clients with pricing guidance so you do not over-pay for a home!

Be ready to take action. The Metro Columbus real estate market waits for no one. If you do not make an offer on a home you really like, it could go under contract with another buyer before you return to it.

Remember, as your Exclusive Buyer Broker, we only represent you, so we don’t pull any punches when it comes to evaluating a home. We’ll disclose material facts and information that affects your interests. We’ll also protect you with contractual contingencies, and make sure any home repair issues are properly addressed.

As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we serve your best interests at all times! Unlike real estate agents and brokerages who represent sellers, as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we only represent you, the buyer, getting you the best price and terms with no conflict of interest.

Understanding this distinction could literally save you thousands of dollars not only on the purchase price and terms, but also on seller concessions and home inspection issues, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner!

Contact us with your home buying questions! Remember, we are with you every step of the way…all the way home!

Andrew Show
Broker, CEBA, CEBA-M, CNE, CSP, ABR-M, e-PRO, GREEN
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services
Serving Metro Columbus, Ohio with Exclusive Buyer’s Agents
7100 North High Street, Suite 204, Worthington, Ohio 43085
614-888-4110 | 888-888-4110 Toll Free | 614-839-4110 Fax

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