How to Get the Boulder Home You Need
While happiness with your new home certainly hinges on a variety of issues, a big part of your satisfaction is based on getting what you need or want out of your new property.
It is certainly the case that your buyer's agent should ask many questions about what you need in a new home, but it is also important for you as the buyer to be upfront with your agent about your current needs and wants, as well as plans for the future that will affect what sort of property would best suit your needs. Pre-planning to some degree can help you stay in a home longer, thereby reducing the costs and/or stress of having to move again in a few years when you need more space or different amenities.
When you start working with an agent, it’s important to cover the basics about what you or your family need right now, but it’s also important to discuss what needs you anticipate having in the near future and even 5 – 10 years down the road. Be sure to include any wants or needs that may be outside of the “norm”. If you are changing your family by getting married, having children, or having an elderly relative move into your home in the next few years, it’s best to have some additional space that you can work with. If you have any hobbies that require space to do in your home or storage to keep gear in, this is also very important.
A good REALTOR® will lead you through the buying process but in order to get what you want out of the experience, you have to actually know what you want first. Before embarking on your home buying journey, take some time to reflect on what you want now and in the near future so that you can share that with your agent!
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