The competition is fierce in New York City’s housing market, and Jamaica Estates real estate is no exception. Even in a post-COVID environment, you never know when your dream home will suddenly be lost to a buyer who made a more attractive offer.
This fast pace makes it easy for buyers to leap before they look. We should be looking before we leap, right? We’re going to help you do just that! Here are some of our top tips to help buyers step quickly and carefully into the real estate market.
Get a mortgage preapproval before you look at listings.
The short story: A mortgage preapproval tells you how much house you can afford. A preapproval letter also shows the seller that you are seriously looking at Jamaica Estates real estate, making them take a closer look at your offer.
Make a list of needs, wants and luxuries to guide your search.
We could list some examples, but only you can determine what you need and want from a home. Our best advice is to take more than a minute to create this list, share it with your real estate agent and honor it as you browse homes.
Check out the neighborhood!
You’ll find Jamaica Estates real estate in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Queens, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for you! You’ll want to know where the subway is, what your commute to work will look like, if the street is noisy, if you can walk to the local market…Ask questions and take a stroll to see if you would be happy in the neighborhood.
Take time (but not too much time!) to think about your offer.
Buying a home is a huge step. It’s natural to take time to make your decision. Remember that you are not the only person who is excited about Jamaica Estates real estate. Balance a quick decision with a thoughtful one for real estate success.
Get in touch with Jamaica Estates Realty today to learn more about how to be a savvy buyer in the Jamaica Estates real estate market!