Carroll County, MD Home Buyers Let’s play Duck, Duck, Goose HOUSE!

Carroll  County, MD Home Buyers  Let’s play Duck, Duck, Goose HOUSE!

 

Buying a home in Carroll County, MD in the spring? Now is the time to get your ducks in a row! Do you remember the traditional children's game, duck, duck, goose? Four or more children sit in a circle facing each other, while another child, “the picker” walks around the outside of the circle touching each child in the circle and saying “duck” until they choose a “goose.” The picker and the goose race around the circle to the goose's former seat and if he or she make it without being tagged then the "goose" becomes the picker walking around the circle as the process repeats over and over with laughter and excitement.

 

Carroll  County, MD Home Buyers  Let’s play Duck, Duck, Goose HOUSE!Let’s play Duck, Duck, Goose HOUSE!

 

Buying a house is a similar process, a buyer visits homes available for purchase either through an agent or visiting open houses, the search often begins online. Each property being a duck, not meeting the buyers needs in one way or another until the goose is found, the perfect house. The house the buyer wants to purchase. In order to purchase a property in Carroll County a buyer needs to have his or her ducks in a row or the goose may be chosen by a picker buyer who does have their ducks in a row and beats you back to the goose house! What are the “ducks”?

 

Note: According to the 2014 Real Estate Tech Trends report by Properties Online, Inc. The top three tools used by home Buyers to search for property are: the internet, an agent, and yard signs.

 

Duck number 1: A reputable lender, local would be even better incase you want to meet with them face to face. In fact you should. Another benefit to local lenders, they know the normal and customary fees and taxes both local and state, required for your home purchase.  

 

Get pre-approved or better yet pre qualified. The strength of your offer to purchase begins with the ability to get a mortgage. Having a letter from the reputable lender stating that you have been  pre-approved or prequalified gives the seller's confidence that you are a serious buyer. If you’d like, I can suggest a few lenders to choose from.

 

Carroll County Home BuyersDuck number 2: A reputable Realtor. Get your relationship started now! A home is a huge investment, you need to know all your options and be able to decide for yourself. The Realtor you choose works with you and for you, putting your best interest ahead of their own.  

 

Choose a Realtor, don’t just happen upon one. Choose a Realtor based on their knowledge and ability to communicate. It’s also a good idea to see what past clients think of their services. Real estate agents come in many sizes, shapes and styles.  Choose one who you are comfortable with. Buying a home involves the search to settlement a process that usually takes several months, choose someone you respect, trust and enjoy spending time with.

 

Note: According to the National Association of REALTORS® 87% of home Buyers use a real estate agent.

 

Carroll County, MD Home BuyerOnce you find the goose  house you will have your ducks in a row and be ready to make a move strong and fast and not miss out on the property you really want. Now is the time to get your ducks in a row!

 

Note: According to the National Association of REALTORS® The typical home purchased in 2014 was 1,900 square feet in size, was built in 1991, and had three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

If you are getting your ducks in a row go ahead, click the not so subtle  Book Now!  and we can plan a coffee meeting to introduce ourselves and plan your real estate goals. Finding the house of your dreams, the goose, without the funds or an experienced Realtor® on your side could be a disaster.

 

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*** Please note, my services are available in Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties where these principles also apply.



Carroll County, MD  Home Buyers Let’s play Duck, Duck, Goose HOUSE!

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