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5 key points when searching for a used home

Posted by Tayrona Inmobiliaria on 23 February, 2024
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Finding the ideal home is an exciting yet potentially complex process. Defining your needs, preferences, and budget are key points to start the search. In this article, we will guide you through 5 key points in the search for used housing options so you can make informed decisions and find the perfect home for you.

What are your priorities in searching for your next home?  

Start by defining your needs and preferences. Once you’ve identified the strengths of your ideal property, you’ll be able to more easily compare the available options and choose the most suitable one in terms of location, size, finishes, layout, and design, among other important options for you.

What are the non-negotiables?

This allows you to quickly discard options that absolutely don’t work for you. For example, if you have a pet, you need to find a place where they can be accommodated. If you have children, you’ll need a place where you can keep them entertained and safe. If there are recovering individuals in your family, you need a place with accessibility features for people with disabilities.

What is your budget?

This provides the opportunity to explore options that you are willing or able to afford. It will also give you a starting point when negotiating the final value of the property closest to your needs and preferences. It will be very useful to inform yourself about supply and demand in the market. It will also be useful to assess the motivation of each seller and determine if they are willing to be more flexible on the price or sales conditions. Consequently, you will be able to make justified offers on the purchase of the property.

Are you willing to renovate? 

If you’ve already decided on a property that meets most of your requirements but still needs improvements in terms of finishes or layouts, it’s time to ask yourself if you’re willing to invest in its design. A renovation can involve significant additional costs that must be considered in the total budget for purchasing the home, it will also take time and effort, which may delay your relocation to the property. However, well-executed renovations can increase the resale value of the property, and it is crucial to evaluate if the cost and effort justify the potential increase in value.

Maintain a trusting relationship with your real estate agent.

As an old saying goes, “short account makes long friends” Make sure your agent understands your needs very well, they will help you find properties closer to what you’re really looking for and negotiate the best options for you.

 

Now that you know the 5 key points to consider when searching for a used home, you’re ready to get started. At Tayrona Inmobiliaria, we can help you find the ideal home that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

 

Why choose us?

Experience: We have a team of highly experienced real estate agents who are knowledgeable about the local market.

Wide listing of properties: We have access to a wide range of properties for sale, including used, new, and under-construction homes.

Personalized service: We offer personalized service tailored to your needs.

Expert negotiation: We will help you negotiate the best possible price for the property you want to buy.

Legal advice: We will provide legal advice throughout the entire purchasing process.

Contact us today and let’s start searching for your new home.

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