Houston First-time Home Buyer Step # 4: Setup a Custom Home Search

Posted by on Sep 28 2011

Your budget is set and locations have been identified, now your Realtor has the information he/she needs to setup your custom home search portal.  Your Realtor should ask you questions on the following items to complete your custom search:

Type of Property (single family home, town home, condo, etc.)

# of Bedrooms

# of Bathrooms

Minimum SF

Age of the home

Architectural Style preference

Yard/Green Space Requirements

Number of Garage Spaces

Finish Preferences

And the List Goes On

Your Realtor will compile this information into a custom search which will give you access to an online portal to view properties.  This portal will include the property description, details, photos, and map.  You can categorize and make comments on the individual properties.  This feedback will help your Realtor identify the top prospects in your search.

Once you’ve had some time to view the properties online, the next step will be to view them in person.

This is the fourth post in our ongoing series aimed to provide help and guidance to Houston’s first-time home buyers.  Check back with us soon, subscribe to our feed, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates on this topic.

Vincent Biondillo

Vincent is a Realtor serving Houston's "inner loop" with phenomenal home buying and home marketing services. Read what Vincent's clients have to say about his service at HAR.com.  Connect with Vincent on Google+ or contact him at vincent@norhillrealty.com or on his mobile at 713-449-2416.

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