As you’ve probably noticed, credit card companies regularly offer
bonuses to get you to apply for their cards. For example, one such card
company offers opportunities to buy tickets to concerts and other events
ahead of everyone else. It’s their “front of the line” service.
When you’re searching for a new home, wouldn’t it be great if you
could get to the front of the line on desirable properties – before other
buyers get the chance?
Well, in a way, you can.
The first thing you need to do is create a profile for the specific type of
home you’re looking to buy. That profile will need to include the basics,
such as type of home (e.g. detached), size and rooms (e.g. 2000-2,500
sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths), and your target neighbourhoods.
You’ll also want to add any additional features you’re looking for, such
as a finished basement or in-ground pool.
Next, you want to work with a real estate agent like me who understands
the local market and can arrange for you to receive immediate alerts for
newly listed homes that meet your criteria.
It’s not uncommon for homes to become available for sale before the listing
information gets published on the MLS. In fact, in some circumstances, it
could take a couple of days before such listings become available online.
So, if you get an alert soon after a listing comes on the market, you get a
head-start on seeing that home and making an offer. And, you don’t need
to apply for a special credit card to make that happen!
Just give me a call. I can help you find the right home for you.