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02/28/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

It’s perfectly normal to change your mind about what you’re looking for during your house hunt. Maybe the properties you’re seeing aren’t what you expected or you’ve learned something in the process that changed your perspective.

Just remember that your Texas REALTOR® selects potential properties for you to view based on the search criteria you provide, so it’s in your best interest speak up if the homes you’re viewing don’t cut it.

If any of these thoughts pop into your mind, I recommend that you say so ASAP:

Oh, no, not another two-story. You told your real estate agent that you were OK with viewing homes with multiple floors, but now you dread the idea of climbing those stairs. Just say so. Your Texas REALTOR® will eliminate those properties from the search, and you never have to consider the cost of installing an elevator again.

Eh, it’s only five more minutes to work. You initially only wanted to view homes within 10 miles of your office, but the few listings in the area are at the top of your price range. Let your real estate agent know if you’re willing to add a few miles to your drive to increase your options.

We have one on the way … or one on the way out. Do you expect your family situation to change? Maybe you’re planning to have children in a few years, or your teen is leaving for college soon. This information can help your real estate agent build some flexibility into the search criteria, like proximity to schools or number of bedrooms.

We’re going to want a bigger boat. Just because you’re pre-approved or pre-qualified for a certain amount doesn’t mean you have to only view homes at that price. Let the Texas REALTOR® working on your behalf know if you’re open to homes at a price that gives you room for other expenses.

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