When my clients first contact me, I ask them to make a list of the requirements for the home they are looking for. The list should be broken down into 2 sections:
- Must Haves-This list should include details of criteria that their future home must include such as, master on the main, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, minimum of 1 acre, 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, not older than 5 years, etc. Buyers should take some time in developing this list. The more specific you can be, the more targeted the search and the greater the rate of success in finding the home of your dreams.
- Nice to Haves-This list would include all items, that while not required, would be nice to have. This may include things like, fenced yard, side entry garage, cul-de-sac location, etc. Once again, put some thought into the list and be as thorough as possible.
Armed with this information, along with the price range, I will do a scan using our custom MLS home search and develop a list of targeted homes I forward to my clients for review. I encourage them to print off the listings and carefully review them. The goal then is develop a "Top 10" list of homes that I will show the client. If my client has provided me good information about what they are looking for, normally we find the home from the "Top 10" list. If not we continue with the next 10 until we find the home.
Preparation is key when you want to choose your home from the over 5,000 we currently have for sale in the Greenville SC area. By working together and everyone doing there homework, the stress and time wasting events can be eliminated. On average, home buyers will look at 12 homes before making an offer.
Are you considering a move to the Greenville area? Please visit my Greenville South Carolina Real Estate site to not only learn more about our area, but also use my home search features with details on ALL homes for sale here. Contact me and let's get started.