Bloomfield Hills Real Estate: How to Narrow Your Search for Homes

Posted in Bloomfield Hills Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on June 2nd, 2011

With the wide array of Bloomfield Hills real estate on the market today, how do you narrow your search without missing out on that perfect home?

Here are 4 steps you can take to narrow your search for Bloomfield Hills homes.

Step 1:  Decide on your top priority.  Is it location, price, number of bedrooms or something else?  Once you’ve decided on the most important feature, concentrate your search there.

Step 2:  Search for homes.  Most people start their Bloomfield Hills home search online.  There are many Bloomfield Hills real estate web sites you can browse through.  Unfortunately, there are two big challenges to searching online:

  1. Home listings quickly become out of date and may have incomplete or inaccurate information.  Overcome this challenge by enlisting the help of a Bloomfield Hills real estate agent.  Your agent can quickly get all the current details on Bloomfield Hills homes for sale.
  2. You can spend hours searching online without finding what you’re looking for.  Overcome this challenge by setting a limit on the amount of time you spend searching online.  Use a timer to remind you when your time is up, then walk away from the computer.

Step 3:  Get comparables.  After you‘ve narrowed the list to your favorite neighborhoods, get a few sales price comparisons that include homes that have sold in the last six months as well as those with contracts pending.  Make sure you are comparing apples to apples, which means to compare homes that are the same size, same style and in the same neighborhood.  Your real estate agent is the best resource for this type of information.

Step 4:  Double check availability.  Once you’ve made your top picks of Bloomfield Hills homes to view, have your agent make sure the properties are still available and don’t have pending offers.  You don’t want to waste your time going to see a property that is no longer for sale.

Let me do the work for you.  Give me a call today at 248-514-2640 or email me at to find out how I can streamline the search process for you.

Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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