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Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a Residence

by Relocate 01/05/2020

Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include:

1. Shop Around

When it comes to conducting a home search, it generally is a good idea to be thorough. If you search for residences in a variety of cities and towns, you can boost the likelihood of finding a home that you can afford.

Also, it is important to remember that scoring a great deal on a residence usually requires hard work and patience. If you perform lots of housing market research, you can gain deep insights into the real estate sector. You then may be able to use housing market insights to find ways to speed up the process of locating and purchasing your ideal home.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

If you have a mortgage in hand when you start your home search, you will be better equipped than other buyers to pounce at the opportunity to acquire a budget-friendly home.

Typically, it won't take long to get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you meet with myriad banks and credit unions, you can explore all of your home financing options. Then, you can select a mortgage and perform a home search with a budget at your disposal.

If you have questions about a mortgage, there is no need to worry, either. Banks and credit unions employ courteous, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to respond to your home financing queries. Therefore, these specialists can help you make an informed mortgage selection.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a homebuying professional who will help you find a terrific house at an affordable price – without exception. He or she knows what it takes to perform an in-depth home search, and as such, will take the guesswork out of acquiring your dream residence.

In addition, a real estate agent offers comprehensive homebuying insights you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. If you are unsure about where to search for a home, for example, a real estate agent can help you hone your homebuying criteria. Or, if you are uncertain about how much to offer to acquire your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive homebuying proposal.

A real estate agent is available to assist you in any way possible as you navigate the homebuying journey, too. That way, you can get the help you need to seamlessly go from homebuyer to homeowner.

For those who want to purchase a first-rate house at an economical price, it helps to prepare for the homebuying journey. By using the aforementioned tips, you can move quickly to find a home that falls in line with your finances. As a result, you could accelerate your home search and acquire your ideal residence in no time at all.

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 About Florida Relocation Pros 

Jacqueline Causey Schroeder

Licensed since 2001, I am a third-generation Realtor covering the Greater Tampa Bay region. Whether working with first-time home buyers, investors that wish to capitalize on Tampa’s continued expansion, or a Seller listing their home, I enjoy all aspects of the residential real estate business.  That being said, my first love has always been working with families relocating to the Tampa Bay Area.   

As a Tampa native I enjoy showing off the beauty of the area to people who will soon be calling it home.  I take great pride in helping families identify what’s important to them in a home selection and then introducing them to the communities and opportunities that meet their needs.    

I believe I possess the many traits that define an excellent real estate professional – integrity, dependability, in-depth local markets knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network.  Most of all, my philosophy is to put the client first by remaining accessible, being a good listener and communicator, and responding quickly to my clients’ needs.     

I am not a salesperson.  I am a consultant who will partner with you through the process of buying or selling a home, providing all the information so that you can make the right decision for you and your family.  If you are looking to relocate to Tampa Bay and its surrounding communities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me today. I look forward to working with you.   

Lara Manrique

 I have been committed to delivering results in real estate sales since 2009. I was born and raised in Tampa, and I earned an MBA - Marketing from the University of Tampa. My extensive knowledge in business, along with my unique background in specialty sales and marketing, have proven invaluable when negotiating outcomes for my clients.  My personal interest in all things real estate make me an ideal choice when choosing an agent to buy or sell properties.  I am also skilled in online marketing techniques, and have developed a large network of local strategic partners. My professionalism and quick turnaround time is highly regarded among my clients, making me highly recommended. 

Our Story

In 2002, Jacqueline joined Jan at RE/MAX as a licensed assistant and within 3 weeks had been promoted to a buyer's agent on Jan's team. By 2003, Jacqueline and Jan were partners and they continued to grow their business by bringing Jan's husband, Jerry Dammer into the group. Here we are, 17 years later and still going strong! 

If it's experience that you're looking for, then look no further! With over 50 years of combined experience, we've got you covered.

Designations include: 

GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute)   

ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)   

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) 

MRP (Military Relocation Professional)  

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