Your Perfect Home in Cashiers Starts with a Little Planning
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On the Cashiers-Highlands Plateau, there is no shortage of picturesque, high-quality homes. So much so that it can be overwhelming for the average homebuyer. How do you decide when everything looks so awesome?
When you start searching for your mountain dream home, we recommend the practice of creating a must-have list. Think of a must-have list as an aide to help your real estate agent get you in your perfect home. With a must-have list as a jumping off point, real estate agents can find you better matches more quickly.
So, how does it work?
Step One: The Wants
It starts out easy enough. Close your eyes and Imagine your dream home—what does it have? Spend some time coming up with a list of features, fixtures and floor plans the home of your dreams has. Pull out all the stops.
Step Two: The Needs
Next, we’re going to start winnowing. Going through your list of features one by one, identify if something is a necessity or simply a nice-to-have.
Be mindful of value adds, like countertops, new roofs, and flooring!
Step Three: The Deal Breakers
Now let’s do the inverse: think about the deal breakers. What situations can you not see your way out of, should they come up. What features are unforgivable? What totally misses the mark for you?
Collecting this information is just as important as tallying your must haves. It gives real estate agents clear guidance for what to avoid. It also gives experienced agents the opportunity to help discover work arounds and see deal breakers as opportunities for; to determine what is a deal breaker and what actually isn’t.
Step Four: The Budget Talk
Now it’s time for a frank assessment, a discussion no one wants to have but is vitally important regardless. Budget. What are your financial goals and limitations? Do your wants fit within that budget? Does the list of must-haves need to be recalibrated?
This can be the hardest question to answer for someone outside of the real estate industry. Often, you must rely on the experience and expertise of your real estate agent to help get a grasp of the market. Which leads up to…
Step Five: The Pros
Now that you’ve got your list assembled and edited down, it’s time to bring it to the pros.
Rest assured, with over 40 years of combined experience, Katy and Ali bring the necessary skills and then some to the table. The ladies at Caliber Fine Properties know how to find a home that matches your wants and your needs. They always hit the mark!
Ready to see what’s out there? Contact the experts at Caliber Fine Properties today to start searching for your dream home!