"If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else." Taken from a book title, this quote conveys a very simple message:


To achieve an objective - create a plan!


If you plan to buy a home soon, you will need to know "where you are going."


For a most enjoyable home-buying experience, first build a road map to your new home, a list of priorities that will lead you to your objective – your new home!


The first priority is time frame. Write down the date by which you would like to move in to your new home: ______________


Keep in mind that it may take 30-90 days (or more) to locate the right home, secure financing, and complete the home-buying process.


The next priority is to develop a detailed description of the home you hope to find. The following page contains a Home Search Criteria form to help you distinguish between "Need-to-have" features and "Nice-to-Have" features. Be specific and number your preferences in order of greatest importance to you.


The form, along with the information you share during our initial consultation, will enable me to narrow the home search. I will take this information and center your requirements into the Multiple Listing


Service (MLS) and Listing Information Network (LINK). I will use my personal market knowledge to come up with a list of those homes that best meet your needs and wants.


During the home search, I will . . .

  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each home in relation to your specific needs.
  • Keep you informed on a regular basis.
  • Check the MLS and other relevant databases and with other brokers regularly for new listings.
  • Prepare a list of all homes that best meet your needs and wants.
  • Keep you up to date on changing financial conditions that may affect the housing market.
  • Discuss market trends and values relative to properties that may be of interest to you.

Download the Home Search Criteria form


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Richard Asch
Maxwell and Company Real Estate
Cellular: (617) 510-1721 (Call 1st)
Email: [email protected]
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