Relocating is tough!
Relocating is one of the hardest decisions to make. Living and working opportunities are huge factors in this decision. Why face the decision alone when you don't have to? Prudential Preferred has its own Relocation Specialist who can help you with all of the details of moving to the area and can give you lots of tips and information that you might not normally have.
Our Agents are experts on Auburn, Opelika, and the surrounding Lee County. They know this area and would love to show you around and help you choose your next home. They can even recommend some great resturants and shops for you to check out.
When you get ready to relocate, don't make it a tough decision, choose us and let us do the hard work for you. Choose a professional Prudential Preferred agent who will stand by your side during the home buying and selling process.
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If you know someone who is relocating to Auburn and Opelika or is looking to sell their home, don't be a stranger... Tell them about Prudential Preferred and let them know we'd be happy to help!
Advice for Home Buyers
Pre-Qualification: Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much you can afford to pay for a home.
Pre-Approval: While knowing how much you can afford is the first step, sellers will be much more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. You'll also avoid being disappointed when going after homes that are out of your price range. With Pre-Approval, the buyer actually applies for a mortgage and receives a commitment in writing from a lender. This way, assuming the home you're interested in is at or under the amount you are pre-qualified for, the seller knows immediately that you are a serious buyer for that property. Costs for pre-approval are generally nominal and lenders will usually permit you to pay them when you close your loan.
List of Needs and Wants: Make 2 lists. The first should include items you must have (i.e., the number of bedrooms you need for the size of your family, a one-story house if accessibility is a factor, etc.). The second list is your wishes, things you would like to have (pool, den, etc.) but that are not absolutely necessary. Realistically for first-time buyers, you probably will not get everything on your wish list, but it will keep you on track for what you are looking for.
Representation by a Professional: Consider hiring your own real estate agent, one who is working for you, the buyer, not the seller.
- Visualize the house empty and with your decor: Are the rooms laid out to fit your needs? Is there enough light?
- Be Objective: Instead of thinking with your heart when you find a home, think with your head. Does this home really meet your needs? There are many houses on the market, so don't make a hurried decision that you may regret later.
- Be Thorough: A few extra dollars well spent now may save you big expenses in the long run. Don't forget such essentials as home inspections, mortgage contingencies, multiple walkthroughs.
Don't let this be overwhelming! Let a professional represent you! Contact a Prudential Preferred Agent today.