So you’ve made the decision that it’s time for you to buy a new Coronado home. What steps do you need to take before you enter escrow? We’ve got some items to add to your checklist to help you feel at ease!

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Wants versus Needs

Clearly define what your new digs will need to have in order for you to fall in love with the Coronado home. Is it a bathroom with space for a double vanity? A large backyard for your children and pets to enjoy?

Defining these wants versus needs can help narrow down your home search, which can potentially relieve some stress! Don’t forget to write down a list of deal-breakers. These items are important to share as well!

With all that being said, do try to keep an open mind. If a home has everything but one checklist item, don’t let that blind you from a potentially great home.

Find a Great REALTOR®

There are plenty of reasons to work with a REALTOR®. We’ve got a great blog post on why you should work with a REALTOR®, but we’ll outline a couple reasons for you here. The experience that a professional brings you will come in handy!

We are neighborhood experts, and we are here to help you find a Coronado home that not only meets your needs but also to advise on items such as price and how much you should offer on a home.

You’ll also have access to our network of professionals, who we’ve already done the leg work on vetting. If you need recommendations for lenders, home stagers, or even plumbers, we can help!

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Grab that wants versus needs list that you setup and give it to your REALTOR®. Open communication with your agent will be necessary throughout the whole process of your real estate transaction.

Buying a home can be stressful and communication can help make you feel at ease. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if there is an item you need clarity on. That’s what we are here for!

Nelson Riddle Team

The easiest step you can take before buying is to give us a ring! We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Can’t make it to the phone? We’ve got a contact form for you to use as well. We hope to hear from you soon!

The Nelson Riddle Team