Location, location, location! You’ll see this phrase mentioned in almost any moving or real estate…
Home: It’s where you spend most of your time and where you’ll have first’s, last’s and experience some of life’s most significant moments.
Keeping all this in mind, finding the perfect place to spend your life can seem like an impossible task. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re on the search for your dream home in Kansas City, the experts at Cami Jones Collaborative know the city better than most. Here are a few tips for making the hunt as painless as possible.
Finding Your Dream Home in Kansas City
Find an Agent that Understands Your Wants and Needs
Find an agent that makes your wants and needs a priority. This person should make the house-hunting process easy for you by taking your budget, style, and other preferences into consideration. You have a vision in mind and finding an agent who can see that vision as clearly as you do will yield great results.
Find the Right Area
Anytime you’re looking at homes to buy; it’s crucial to do your homework. Find out what is most important to you in terms of neighborhood and which area of the city you want to live in.
Prefer a location with a lot of character? You may want to look in a smaller neighborhood just outside of the city. If you have children, consider what school district you prefer to live in. You should also think about your lifestyle and if you would be happier in the suburbs or downtown.
Last, but not least, consider your commute to work and any amenities you might want to have access to. Make a list and bring it to your realtor. They can help you decide what area of the city will best for your needs.
View ‘Your Guide to Neighborhoods in Kansas City’ to learn more about the different areas here.
Figure Out the Size and Style of Home You Want
Are you often drawn to styles that exhibit classic elegance or do you prefer the sleek, industrial appeal of a modern condominium? How many bedrooms will you need? Bathrooms?
Getting specific about your preferences in terms of style and what you need space-wise can really narrow down the scope of your search. If you’re set on any specific features, be sure to note those to your agent as well.
All of these things will help make it easier to pick out which homes in Kansas City are worth looking at, and which homes simply won’t be a good fit.
Make a List of Pros and Cons for Each Home You Look At
After you have a general idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to get out there and look at some houses. By this point, you’re probably pretty excited, but try to keep a level head.
Bring a piece of paper and pen with you on your house hunting journey. Look at each house as objectively as possible and make a list of pros and cons for each home you visit.
Creating a house hunting checklist can be extremely helpful for this part of the process. Simply check off boxes for which features each home has (and doesn’t have) and compare notes later.
Make an Offer on the Home You Want
Find the home you’ve been dreaming of? Don’t waste time. Get together with your realtor and make an offer. They will work with you to make the best offer possible and negotiate a final price that fits your budget
If it’s really the house of your dreams, you don’t want someone else to get their hands on it first!
The experts at Cami Jones Collaborative know and love Kansas City. Our specialists are here to help you! Let our team help you find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. Give us a call today! You can reach our team at 913.521.8806. Want to come and see us? Our office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.