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When you know exactly what you want in a home, finding that home can be very hard. If you want a home that is a single level with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms of a certain size, it can be nearly impossible to weed through all of the available listings to find that one house that meets your criteria. So how can you make a difficult search a little easier? Our blog will provide you with tips and advice that will help you narrow down your long list of options and find the one home on the market that will meet your needs exactly.

How To Help Your Real Estate Agent Find The Right Home For You

One of the benefits of working with a real estate agent is that they do a lot of the home searching for you. They'll look for homes as they are put on the market and arrange for you to attend a showing when they see one that could be for you. However, this can only happen if you are able to communicate to your real estate agent what you're looking for. Here are some tips that will help your real estate agent find the right home for you.

Describe Your Ideal Home Style

It will help to let your real estate agent know what style of home you are looking for. Some people really like a two-story home with separation between the bedrooms and living areas, while others want a ranch because of the lack of stairs. You could also be looking for a more modern home with an open floor plan, or an older style where rooms are more closed off. This information can definitely help guide the start of a search for your next home. 

Focus On Specific Areas

Chances are that you have some areas in mind when it comes to where you want to live. You'll want to give these areas to your real estate agent so that they can focus on them. It may be about being close to work, close to public transportation, or even within a certain school system. You definitely don't want your realtor to waste time taking you to see homes that are simply not in the right area.

Create A List Of Needs

There are some things that are going to be deal breakers when it comes to finding a home. It may be that you are looking for a certain amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, a garage, or even a room to turn into a home office. These needs must be communicated to your real estate agent so that they do not even show you a home unless it has the things that you must have. 

Create A List Of Wants

You'll then want to come up with a list of things you want in a home but don't necessarily need. This could be having a bedroom with a master suite, an attached garage instead of a detached garage, or a finished basement. This will help let your agent know what you'd like, but it won't necessarily be a deal breaker like your list of needs.

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