Your Realtor® probably has (or will) ask you about your “pre-approval.” That’s just shorthand for a pre-approval letter for a loan from a bank. In today’s market – and norms – as a buyer you will want to have gone through preliminary screening by a bank of your choosing so that they will issue you the so-called pre-approval letter. With that, you’ll have worked out the maximum loan amount, loan type, down-payment amount, and whether you will need the seller to help with closing costs (see above about that).
Home Alerts-These are great. Your Realtor® can set you up on “listing alerts,” or an automatic search for homes that meet your criteria that runs daily, sending any new homes right to your inbox with the most accurate information possible. No more, “I wonder if this is available?” If it’s in your inbox, it is! Every SRG buyer gets set up on these and you should too