Moving to the Pittsburgh area?
Moving to a new area is overwhelming by itself, without adding the daunting task of shopping for a home plus finding the right Realtor. At Hanley Agency, Inc., I understand this, and I am an expert in relocation. I have a long history of finding buyers the right home by going through a very specific checklist to help you efficiently narrow your options.
When most buyers go into home search mode - they may wind up with 50+ listings to view. Naturally, that's too many houses to see first hand if you're limited on time! I will help you to narrow your search down to 20-25 houses, keeping these items in mind:
- Arrive into town with two lists: One should be of things you must have. The other should be for optional things you want. When a house doesn't even meet your needs, we can eliminate it from the list.
- Know your budget. If you are getting a mortgage, know your pre-approved amount prior to seeing listings so we can eliminate homes out of your price range.
- How long of a commute are you ready to make each day to work and other interests? Traffic in the Pittsburgh area could be different than your current location, so tell me your limits regarding drive-time, and I'll find homes based on my knowledge of drive times in the area.
Before we meet in person, I could send you my picks for properties we should see first. Or if you've already started your search, let me know what you've found. While seeing listing photos on the web is helpful, there's nothing like visiting homes in person. I can schedule any necessary appointments and map a route. If we work efficiently, we could tour 8 or 10 homes in a single day.