D.L. Moose Pierce
voice & text: 434.386.1005
There are a number of things to consider when choosing the right home and everyone’s priority is different. Do you want to live in Lynchburg City or in a surrounding county? How many bedrooms and baths do you need? What are your local schooling options? What are your square footage needs? Yard size? Do you have a neighborhood preference? Single or multi-level? Age of home? Most importantly, what is your price, because if it’s out of your budget, it cannot be considered.
Make a List
Make a priority list of things important to you. Start with the most important, things you really need, and then include other things you want. Then work down the list, putting them in order of most important. After you are done, go up to the top and move down until you get to a place where you can draw a line. Above the line should be all of the items you have to have, and below the line should be all of the things that would be nice to have. This will save you a great deal of time and provide a clear focus for your house hunting.
Working with D.L. Moose Pierce
Although the Internet can provide you with homes matching your criteria and it seems easy to drive around, take notes, and set up appointments to view homes for sale, using an agent can be more efficient. I can do the same thing for you, but by working with me, you benefit from my knowledge of the Greater Lynchburg market and my years of experience. My advice could help you determine the right home for your needs and I can assist you with the actual purchase contract and closing.
What to Do When You Find the Right Home
Considering everything has come together, the price is within your budget, and a home has met your demands, it’s time to make an offer. Part of the offer should require a home inspection so you have reliable information about any problems or repairs you might incur and how they will be handled. If your offer is accepted, the sale proceeds. If your offer is not accepted, the seller may counter-offer with different terms.