How to get THE home at THE price

Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture. Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference.

As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you undertake before you start shopping can have a dramatic effect on how well you do in the end.
#1 Do you really need that backyard tennis court?
#2 Get pre-approved
#3 Get the right people behind you
#4 Communicate
#5 Location, location, location
#6 Use Meck Realty’s knowledge
#7 Pay attention to red flags
#8 Hire a home inspector
#9 Be cautious with fixer-uppers
#10 Consider your future needs

#11 Proceed quickly
#12 Clarify relationships
#13 Ask for a written CMA
#14 Know the seller
#15 Keep it impersonal
#16 Measure twice, sign once
#17 Exercise your negotiating skills
#18 Avoid bidding wars
#19 Get it in writing
#20 Be aware of hidden costs