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Must-know tips to pursue your dream home

by The Waldren Team 06/06/2024

Purchasing a home is a big commitment that can positively impact you and your household for years to come. Going into the home purchasing process with the right game plan can help you navigate your search and find the home of your dreams.

The Waldren Team has helped many buyers work through their home buying goals and find the quintessential locale that works for them. We are absolutely happy to help each and every upcoming homeowner determine their needs and narrow the search down to the optimal fit. Hopefully, this little guide will help you with that initial vetting process. Ready to get started? Great! Let’s go.

Examine your needs 

First, examine what you want and need from your next home purchase. For example, you may want to make sure your next property has enough space to accommodate your household’s hobbies. Do you need a workshop for your 3D print area? Maybe you just need a storage room to store odds and ends, so repurposing a closet or half of a room would do. 

You may also want to consider the location of the potential home you may be interested in and your plans for the near future before making a purchase. If you have kids in your household, it may be beneficial for the home to be in proximity to the schools. 

Get pre-approved for a home loan

If you’re taking the financing route, a pre-approval represents a great start to the process. Getting a pre-approval letter puts power in your hand as a potential homebuyer. This letter signifies your financial background has been checked out by a lender, and they’ve deemed you a good candidate for their loan. 

This letter gives you the opportunity to negotiate with home sellers because with it, it demonstrates you’re a serious homebuying prospect. 

Collaborate with a real estate agent

I know, I know…the Realtors are suggesting you reach out to us to help you. But hear us out! Using a real estate professional is absolutely worth it during the home buying process. Agents bring knowledge of the local real estate market and can help you identify areas with homes meeting your needs - especially if you’re on the fence about where to start. 

We can provide information from MLS, guide you through the paperwork needed in the process and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the best deal for your purchase. In the case of The Waldren Team, we understand Marco Island to a considerable degree; bring up any property, and we are intimately aware of the neighborhood, what’s close by, what taxes you might expect, what all the rules and regulations are like if it’s a condo or HOA, and so much more. So if you utilize this post and notch a few properties on your list, reach out to us and we can fill in all the blanks you may have!

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The Waldren Team

Hello, we are The Waldren Team (Christine, Michael & Farrah) and we are happy to assist you with all your Marco Island & Naples real estate needs. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional team by your side. We'd be honored to put our real estate experience to work for you. Let Our Knowledge Be Your Guide.