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A Home Search is Like a Job

Your home search is almost like a second treat it like one.  

houseNo, I don't mean you will get paid for it!  But, searching for the right home is a serious task and is time consuming so make sure you have the time to dedicate to it.  

Every waking hour does not need to be dedicated to looking for a home.  Your buyer agent will help you narrow down your search, answer questions about towns and neighborhoods, email you new home listings and suggest homes that fit your criteria.  

But home buyers do need to have an available amount of time to actually do some looking.  Being available on weekends is important as I am find many houses are not allowing showings until the weekend open houses and then selling right after the open house, especially in this busy real estate market.  Buyers might also consider taking a morning or afternoon off from work to see some houses during the week, on occasion.  Of course your job is important - you need that in order to buy the house - but having some flexibility will give buyers some advantage in being the first one to see or put an offer on a house.

Taking vacations during a home search can be tricky too as too often the right home comes on the market a day or so before the vacation.  The sellers will not wait for a buyer to return from vacation and it's quite difficult to negotiate and offer during a vacation - let alone do your home inspection, get your financing lined up, etc..

While you need your buyer agent to be available to show you homes and answer your questions, buyers need to be available as well.  

We all have other priorities that need to be attended to and no one is available 24/7, but having some flexibility will help a buyer find that perfect home.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsChristine Smith • September 22 2013 02:02PM


Hi Christine, thanks for sharing. I agree that homebuyers should be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to searching for a home, but they also need to take some breaks and be prepared to wait for a home they really like and can afford to come into the market.

Posted by Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) about 6 years ago

That's true Ilyce.  They should definitely wait for the right one.  But they do need to be available once the right one hits the market otherwise they could lose out.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - about 6 years ago

Christine  I enjoy taking the time to learn what a buyer wants and finding it for them.  That can be a very confusing trip as I have had clients want a home in the country with seclusion and finally buy a home in town because of the convenience.  I like to think I am doing most of their job for them but they better be willing participants.

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) about 6 years ago

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