It’s fun to home shop online, but get a pre-approval from a lender first. Why? Many home shoppers believe realtors want home buyers to get a pre-approval before home shopping to avoid wasting the realtor’s time. Look, we show houses all the time. The more we show, the more familiar we become with a house. We never waste time when showing a new home. Plus, the market is hot. The biggest reasons realtors want you to get a lender’s pre-approval before home shopping is to avoid a broken heart.
We have seen countless home buyers find the perfect home, get attached and miss out, because the had no pre-approval. If you’re really interested in a new home near Tampa Bay, get a lender’s pre-approval first. You aren’t obligated to go with that lender if you make an offer, of course. You still have time to shop around. A pre-approval shows the seller that your offer is less likely to fall through. A pre-approval helps offer get accepted. It also helps home buyers know their price range and helps avoid getting attached to a home only to have someone else with a pre-approval have their offer accepted first!
THINKING OF SELLING YOUR TAMPA BAY AREA HOME?
If you’re interested in selling a Tampa Bay area home, please contact us for more information about listing your home. Check out our helpful article describing the process and how to decide if it’s the right time to sell.
ARE YOU BUYING A HOME FOR SALE IN TAMPA BAY?
If you’re thinking about buying a home in Tampa Bay, do a quick online search or check out our:
- Tampa Bay homes for sale under $100,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $100,000 and $200,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $200,000 and $300,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $300,000 and $400,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $400,000 and $500,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $500,000 and $600,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $600,000 and $700,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $700,000 and $800,000
- Tampa Bay homes for sale between $800,000 and $900,000
Our experienced agents know the area and would love to find you the perfect home in the Tampa Bay or any of the surrounding areas. When you’re ready, call us at 813-961-6000, or contact us online. We handle real estate in Hillsborough County (the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater metropolitan area), real estate in Pasco County (Port Richey, New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills and San Antonio), and real estate in Pinellas County (Tampa – St. Petersburg metropolitan area.) We’ll help you find the right home for your needs!