Like the famous author Steven Covey would say in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, you need to “begin with the end in mind.” In real estate, it’s no different. It’s important to think about the home you hope to buy in the future.

What does the home you see yourself living in look like and what features does it have? To find that home, you need to define what attributes you are looking for.

Does it have a pool? Is it a one or two story? How many bedrooms does it have?

The more specific you can be, the quicker you will find the home of your dreams and also ensure you do not miss out on one that would have been perfect for you.

Ask yourself the following questions when you begin the home search process: 

  • What city/cities are you considering a home purchase?

  • What price do you want to stay under?

  • How many bedrooms do you need?

  • How many baths do you need?

  • What is the minimum square footage you would like?

  • Would you like a single story or a two-story home, or possibly either?

  • Is a swimming pool a must?

  • What other needs do you have?