You have been preapproved for your mortgage, made your list of wants and needs for your new home and selected the Greenville SC area Realtor you will be working with. Now it is time for the official house hunting to begin. Based on the information you provided your Realtor you should develop a "Top 10" list of homes to start your search. Many home buyers want to try to focus on 20 to 30 homes and lose all hope of keeping up with all the homes on their list. The average home buyer today will view 12 homes prior to making their purchase. Buyers using the Internet are able to greatly reduce the number of homes seen as well as the time spent house hunting compared to non-Internet home buyers.
The appointments are scheduled and you are ready to see the homes. Your Realtor should provide you MLS sheets for each of the homes you will be seeing. Take notes on each of these homes and mark the advantages and disadvantages of each. By taking notes you will be able to remember each home at the end of the day instead of everything being an information blur.
If you don't find your home in the Top 10 then it is time to sit down with your Realtor at their computer and fine tune the search to find the next potential homes to see. The more specific information you can provide will help in pinpointing your new home.
Watch for Step 5 of the home buying process coming soon.