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Are You Looking for a Bigfoot or a Home?

Are You Looking for a Bigfoot or a Home

Are You Looking for a Bigfoot or a Home? According to the Winter Park realtors, buying a home over the internet is now a lot easier than we think. The clients don’t need to drive from one open house to the next in hopes to get a perfect property.

However, the vast range of online offerings may leave you puzzled. One day you find the perfect house over the internet and the next day either it is sold or you are unable to find the same one again.

To mention the worst, sometimes the listing is outdated and you end up wasting your time and energy for a house that has already been sold!

All of this makes us feel as if the perfect home is as non-existent or elusive as Bigfoot. But Winter Park realtors suggest a set of steps that can help you stop chasing the Bigfoot of houses and start looking for the house that best meets your specifications.

Let’s discuss each one of these steps in detail.

Keep a Pre-defined Budget

Considering the tighter lending rules, most time is consumed searching for a house when you cannot avail mortgage. It is quite frustrating to search for a house, only to find out that a mortgage cannot be approved.

Hence, start your search by finding a professional mortgage broker. Next is the pre-approval letter, once that is attained, you will know how much cost you can afford after adding property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and other HOA fees in the payment.

Search at the Right Place

Since there are thousands of websites, offering homes for sale, it is hard to know which one is accurate. The Winter Park realtors suggest you to start from a local real estate website. These websites/realtors focus on the local market hence their information is more likely to be accurate and up to date.

Look Only For the House That Meets Your Budget

Why would you waste your time and energy looking for a dream home that doesn’t fit your budget or pre-approved mortgage!

Similarly, you don’t need to miss an opportunity just because you couldn’t go to see it. While the listing photos’ quality has remarkably improved, have a look at the map view. This will tell you about the location/neighborhood and if all the features are mentioned on MLS.

If you think that the house appears better in person than in pictures, schedule an appointment for inspection from inside.

What should be done?

As per the Winter Park Realtors, the best tip to get your dream home is to get the assistance of professional buyer’s agent. These realtors offer plenty of options that would fit your needs. Even if you face problems when you establish your criteria for a perfect house, they help to narrow down your search to the most important aspects.

If you are looking for an experienced Winter Park realtor and in search for a dream home, then head over to Megan Dowdy Realty right away.

Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.