4 Foolproof Ways of Expediting the Home-Buying Process

by Fireside Realty Group 07/28/2019

The home buying process is a rather long nightmare that most home buyers run from, especially first-time home buyers. Alas, it is a task required at some point in life. Owning a home sits at the top of the to-do list of virtually every adult in the United States. It is a part of the American Dream.

As beautiful as it feels to have a home to call yours. The nightmare of scouting for your dream home and closing the deal tend to linger forever.

Although these foolproof tips won’t chase the stress out the door, they will go a long way to help alleviate the stress and frustration that come with purchasing your first home.

Always get a Pre-Approval before Visiting a Home.

Home sellers find the process just as daunting as homebuyers. Therefore, they try to save time by paying attention to buyers who appear to be serious about buying. Having a pre-approval sends the message that you are serious and can afford the home. It also helps your real estate agent to tailor his search based on your budget. Get your finance checked!

Hire an Agent to Handle the Bulk of the Job.

Embarking on this journey alone leaves you frustrated in no time. You can’t possibly drive all day searching for homes for sale. Get a pro to handle the job. They are better vast in the real estate industry as such knows where and how to look. Don’t cut corners here. Let a pro handle the buck of the job.

Have a Dream Home but be Flexible too.

Having a dream home is okay. You should have some features to look out for but remember to be flexible. You may not find all the elements of your dream home in the homes your budget can afford. And the same may hold true even when you choose to go a bit higher. You have to come to a compromise and accept a near-perfect home. Be flexible.

In addition, experts advise homebuyers to be flexible with their budgets. Instead of searching for months on end, you could consider giving your budget a little push. It will go a long way to speed up the process.

Broaden your Horizons.

Okay, in this case, it means increasing your search area. Your dream home may likely not be in your dream neighborhood. It happens. Finding a perfect home in a ‘perfect' neighborhood may take forever. A compromise is somewhat expected to speed up the process. You will come to like the community soon enough.

There is no denying that the home buying process can be pretty frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. Get things going without a hassle with these foolproof tips.

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The Fireside Promise

5-Star Customer Experiences

We don’t just talk about it. We are about it.

The number one promise at Fireside Realty Group is to always put our client and their needs first. For this reason, providing expert service during every step of the real estate process is nonnegotiable and is something our clients can expect. Our expert staff manages every part of the transaction – Sales, Staging, Photography, Contract-to-Close, Listing Management and Marketing, Technology and Systems, Mortgage Lender Referrals, and Make-Ready Services – to ensure our client’s have a 5-Star Experience. 

How is this different?

Traditional brokerages have little or no concern with the client (buyer/seller) and leave it 100% up to their self-employed real estate agent to deliver the knowledge and service (or lack thereof). This means there is no consistent quality or standard of care and limited service by virtue of the capacity of a single agent. All of this can be risky for the customer. 

Real Estate Specialization & Expertise

Being a “jack of all trades” is a thing of the past.

Mediocrity is not an option at Fireside Realty Group, which is why our agents have areas of specialization and work as experts in their specialty. This means that every Fireside client will work with a real estate professional who has the knowledge and expertise to tend to their specific real estate concerns. You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist to solve a problem with your foot – you would go to a podiatrist! So for instance, why buy a mountain investment property from a typical agent who owns no mountain investment property? 

How is this different?

At Fireside you work with a team of expert agents who are trained to help with a variety of specific real estate needs. If you have a need that isn’t a fit for the agent you are currently working with, we will gladly refer you to another expert, or even outside the company if that is the best course of action…which is not the case in most brokerages.

Technology Delivered

It’s not just a shiny penny!

We invest in and use technology to ensure that Fireside Realty Group operations makes good on our promise of a 5-Star Experience. We have carefully tested and filtered out the gimmicks from the tools that really work. ALL agents are trained to use our technologies, tools, and systems in order to deliver the level of service that is required.

How is this different?

Other brokerages leave technology choices up to their agents. What this means is a lack of consistency because each agent uses a different system and operates based on their own individual preferences. We think you and your home or investment are too important to leave it up to a lone ranger agent and whatever tools they have at hand. 

Our Leaders = Practitioners

We Practice What We Preach.

All Fireside agents have personally purchased and sold at least five homes, so they have first-hand knowledge of the client-side experience. This has shed light on areas in which the real estate experience was lacking and needed improvement. Our leaders have taken that learning and built a solid foundation for Fireside in which they continue to work in and improve all facets of the company including sales, contract-to-close and client responses in order to truly understand . 

How is this different?

Other real estate companies are filled with sales managers and leaders who are full of good intentions but have no experience working with the buying/selling customer, or whose experience is no longer relevant in today’s market. In these companies, the systems, tools, and advice for customers comes from theory or outdated practices.