First, congratulations on your decision to purchase a home. We believe that when you are purchasing your most important and usually largest asset you should have a real estate company that can provide you a high level of service.

Below are 10 important Buyer tips when searching for your next home in Montana.

  1. Compare financing options and search for the home loan that is best for you.
  2. Get a Pre-Approval Letter – Contact a few banks/mortgage companies and share with them your financials and find the price range that is right for you.
  3. Make a list of features and amenities that you want. Communicate what is really important to you and have your Buyer Agent search for Montana homes that best fits your lifestyle.
  4. Select a Buyer Agent to help you select your next home. Do not rely on a Seller’s Agent who works for the best interest of the Seller to negotiate on your behalf.
  5. When deciding to purchase a home do not make major purchases until after you close on your new home.
  6. When you find a home that you love please do not delay. Be ready to make an offer because in competitive environments you have to act fast when you find a home that you like.
  7. Make sure your offer is a strong, competitive offer with a fair amount of earnest money deposit. Ask your Buyer Agent to pull comparable properties that have sold so you can see what other people have paid for similar homes.
  8. Make sure to do the important contingencies but do not overdo contingencies that might scare off a seller
  9. Always purchase a home inspection and radon test
  10. When writing the offer make sure you are clear on what stays with the house.

Here are some additional links for Buyers.