Questions you need to answer before you even start your search.
If you are a first-time home buyer or someone who hasn't bought a home recently, we recommend that you begin with an in-person consultation with a Franzese Group Professional This will enable us to help you identify and focus your requirements for your new home search and give you a good idea what to expect when you proceed.
Here are some questions to ponder as you begin to formulate what kind of home you really want:
- What style or type of home interests you – contemporary or historic, condo or co-op,
- How large a home do you want?
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
- What are some of the features most important to you? (Proximity to subway station, patio, yard, garage, etc.)
- How will you determine whether a location is right for you – Schools? Churches? Subway access? Availability of shopping?
- Would you consider buying a home that is in need of repair or expansion?
- Is it necessary to sell your home prior to buying your next one?
During your Buyer Consultation, your Franzese Group Professional will also introduce you to one of our Weichert Gold® Services Managers*, a financial expert who can assist you with getting a mortgage credit approval and calculating just how much you can afford to spend.
Once you begin your search, your Franzese Group Professional can show you any home at all, even if it's listed with another real estate agency. Whether your interest is piqued by a For Sale sign, an ad in the paper or a listing on a website like this one, we will be your best resource for learning more of the details.
Your Franzese Group Professional will begin to work with you by meticulously searching the current inventory of homes for sale to find ones that meet your expectations. He or she will also network in any specific neighborhood you're interested in, keeping a close watch in order to let you know the moment a new house that fits your criteria comes on the market or when a home you might like drops its price.
Consider this your home buyer’s toolkit. Open it up, take a look around, and if you like, start equipping yourself with the tools necessary to make your best purchase. In most businesses, knowledge equals power, and real estate is certainly no exception.