Houston First-time Home Buyer Step # 4: Setup a Custom Home Search

Norhill Realty September 28, 2011

Your budget is set and locations have been identified, now your Realtor has the information he/she needs to set up your custom home search portal.  Your Realtor should ask you questions on the following items to complete your custom search:

Type of Property (single-family home, townhome, condo, etc.)

  • # of Bedrooms
  • # of Bathrooms
  • Minimum SF
  • Age of the home
  • Architectural Style preference
  • Yard/Green Space Requirements
  • Number of Garage Spaces
  • Finish Preferences
  • And the List Goes On

Your Realtor will compile this information into a custom search which will give you access to an online portal to view properties.  This portal will include the property description, details, photos, and map.  You can categorize and make comments on the individual properties.  This feedback will help your Realtor identify the top prospects in your search.

Once you’ve had some time to view the properties online, the next step will be to view them in person.

This is the fourth post in our ongoing series aimed to provide help and guidance to Houston’s first-time home buyers. Click here to check out the 5th Step for Houston’s First-time Homebuyers. Or if you would like to speak to a real live human about these questions and steps, fill out the form below.

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