Helping Your Southeast Michigan Real Estate Agent Get You into a New Home

Posted in Southeast Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on March 22nd, 2010

Buying a home is often considered one of the most stressful things you will do in your life.  Unless you’re a real estate investor, you will most likely experience home buyer stress.

You can help your Southeast Michigan real estate agent find you a home, and successfully close the deal, if you are as prepared and knowledgeable as possible. Here are a few tips to help you be ready and make your transition as painless and stress free as possible.

Have all of your financial records in order. This includes:

  • Income records: You usually need two recent pay stubs. If you are self-employed, it will get trickier.  Want to be even more prepared?  Get pre-approved for your mortgage.
  • A clean credit report: Make use of those free credit reports and check for errors, outstanding debts, and a high debt-to-income ratio.  If you find any errors, it’s worth your time to get them fixed prior to applying for a loan or searching for a home.
  • Know what you want: As unusual as that seems, not knowing specifically what you need and want in a new home can prolong the search and have you and your agent running in circles trying to find the right home. Price is only one of the considerations. Know how many bathrooms and bedrooms you need. If there are specific amenities you desire, let them be known.  Don’t wait until you’ve traveled all over the countryside looking at homes to tell your Southeast Michigan real estate agent you absolutely must have a sunken tub.

Read up on everything you can find that will help you understand the options available to you and what you need to get financing and you will be your own best asset in finding the perfect home. Making your Southeast Michigan real estate agent work smarter, not harder, is the way to a beneficial arrangement for you both.

If you’re looking for the home of your dreams, I can help.  Call me at 248-514-2640 or email me at for more information.

Lee Morof sells North Woodward Homes in Oakland County Michigan

Lee Morof
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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