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Partner With Bolinger Realty Group to Find the Perfect Home - Sandy & Bo Bolinger, REALTOR®

Dated: 05/09/2019

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Your favorite real estate professional is your best asset when searching for potential homes, but your agent needs key information to find the right fit. Knowing what to tell your agent can help you make the most out of this important partnership.


Know what you can afford. Think carefully about all the costs of owning a home — not just the down payment and mortgage. Don’t forget about HOA fees, home insurance, maintenance costs, taxes and PMI, if you're required to have it. Be honest with yourself and your agent about how much you're willing and able to spend. It’s best to be preapproved or at least prequalified for a certain mortgage amount before you start looking at homes.

Need help getting preapproved...that's easy! Call us today and we will give you our list of preferred trusted lenders.

Time frame 

If you’re in a hurry to find a new place, your agent needs to know.

If you have plenty of time and want to take it slow, your agent will handle things differently... perhaps sending periodic listings that match your exact wish list.

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Be prepared to tell your agent where you want to live.  Try to be as specific as possible,  such as a radius around a specific location, driving distance to your job, a particular town or city, or maybe you already know which neighborhood or school district you need to be in. Your agent mayalso have recommendations for locations you may not have considered.

Type and size 

Do you want a single-family home, a condominium, or some other type of property? Size is also an important factor. For example, how many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Do you have a certain square footage in mind? Do you want a small yard or acreage? Think about how much space you need and what is right for your lifestyle. Are you planning a large family? Do you want to maintain a large home or piece of land? Are you looking for a neighborhood that lends to a certain lifestyle, your agent can help.

Wish List 

It’s a good idea to create a wish list and rank the items from most to least important.

Some buyers want move-in ready. There may be amenities that are important to you. Some of the most common wish list items include updated kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood floors, open floor plans, certain school district and big yards. Depending on this list, you might be able to find a home that satisfies all your wants and needs for the right price. But often, buyers need to make tradeoffs.

Know your Deal Breakers 

All homebuyers have certain things they just can’t live with — or without — in a home. Maybe it’s being located next to a busy road or having a driveway on a hill.  Whatever your deal breakers might be, tell your agent up front. You’ll save everyone a lot of time, effort and headache.

When you're ready to find your dream home. Give us a call.

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Sandy Bolinger

If you’re looking for a North Texas real estate agent to help you negotiate the details of buying or selling a home, look no further than Sandy Bolinger - Bolinger Realty Group. As a knowledgeable ....

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