Welcome back to our blog series on making your real estate resolutions happen! In our first blog, we discussed the importance of creating an outline of a goal, and setting up a timeline to help make achieving your resolutions more attainable. Making any kind of resolution come to fruition is challenging, but financial investments and buying a home can be an especially hefty goal to take on.

Fortunately for you, the realtors at Ken Purtell Realty in Lowell can help you stay on track with your real estate resolutions. With our team by your side, you can rest assured knowing your real estate goals are being handled and helped at every step of the way. Learn more about making your real estate resolutions happen, and get started with Ken Purtell Realty by giving us a call.

Get everything in order.

There are a number of things you need to have set up, before even considering working with a real estate agent. Here’s a general guideline to keep in mind when you start getting everything organized:

 

  • Have money saved for a down payment (and then some). While it’s very unlikely you’ll have enough money to pay for a house in full, it’s essential that you have money saved to make a down payment. Not only do you need money saved for the down payment, you need to have enough savings leftover for general living and emergencies as well.
  • Get pre-approved for a loan. Work with a mortgage company or lender to get an approval or a pre-qualification for a loan. This will be necessary for securing the mortgage later.
  • Determine your market. Consider the location and type of house you want to buy—in other words, figuring out where your sights will be set when perusing the real estate market.

 

One way to make this happen in terms of a resolution goes back to that timeline idea. Decide on a time when you’re going to set up an appointment with a mortgage company, or an amount that you want to have saved up by a certain date. This resolution can look like:

By __(this date)__, I will have ___________ accomplished.

Call Ken Purtell Realty.

As Lowell’s premier choice for realtors, you will be set up for success when you start with our real estate company. Once you’ve completed the above steps, you are well on your way for beginning with Ken Purtell. After you’ve prepared everything, after you’ve made the call, everything else will start to fall into place!

(Ongoing) Stay calm and flexible.

Of course, buying a house or selling your home can be stressful. If there’s anything to be guaranteed in the home buying process, it’s that things won’t always go according to plan. Be proactive with this by going with the flow as much as you can, and remember that things will work themselves out. Make time for fun and relaxing throughout the process, build opportunities for relaxing, do your best, and assume that others around you are doing the same thing.

In a future blog, we’ll cover some additional ways to stay stress-free, but in the meantime, know that Ken Purtell Realty can bring the guidance you need to make your 2018 real estate resolutions happen. Get in touch with our realtors today!