Figure out your needs
Monthly cost of owning a home
Financing Your Purchase
The FHA Mortgage
The Conventional Mortgage
The Adjustable Rate Mortgage
Department Of Veterans Affairs Mortgage
Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approval
Phase 2: Looking
Looking at homes
Types of homes
Single Family Homes
Types of sellers
Researching A Home's Public Information
Buying a home is more than just a business transaction. Sure there are large numbers in purchasing a home, but there are also many emotions involved.
Here are a few pointers that I tell my clients:
1. Introduce yourself and your situation and mention how long you have been looking.
2. Mention that "the moment we walked in, we... fell in love..." with this house.
3. If you are getting married and are planning a backyard wedding, mention that and how this home would help you with that.
4. Use descriptive language to paint a picture of how you see yourself in this house or neighborhood.
5. Tell the sellers which features really stand out for you.
6. While in the house, be sure to look around at photos and things around the house. Make note of this and if there are similarities in your life, be sure to point that out. "We noticed that you have a great collection of guitars. I am an aspiring musician..."
7. Tell them how you'll take care of the house and appreciate how they've taken great care of it so far.
8. Conclude with an appreciation of them and ask for their thoughtful consideration.
The sample letter shown here is written by one of my buyers. They gave me permission to post this with the identifiable information taken out. This letter touches on various aspects of emotion for the seller.