Our Buyer's Guide to Homeownership will help answer your questions and guide you along your journey to owning a home.

First Steps for Buyers: Have a Buyer Consultation with a Weichert Sales Associate. This will help you identify and clarify your requirements for your new home and give you a good idea of what to expect when you proceed with your home search. This is especially important if, you’re a first-time homebuyer or someone who hasn’t bought a home recently.

Here are some questions to think about as you begin to define the kind of home you really want:

  • What style or type of home interests you – contemporary or historic, ranch or colonial?
  • How large a home do you want, with how many bedrooms and baths?
  • What do you think are the key features? (For example: eat-in kitchen, deck, fireplace, family room or central air conditioning)
  • How will you determine whether a location is right for you – schools? Commuting needs? Availability of shopping?
  • Would you consider buying a home that is in need of some renovation or expansion?
  • Will it be necessary to sell your home to buy your next one?
  • Have you spoken to mortgage consultant to determine how much you can afford?

Once you begin your search, your Weichert Sales Associate can show you any home that is on the market. Whether your interest is piqued by a For Sale sign, a listing on the internet or ad in the paper your Weichert Sales Associate will be your best resource for learning more of the details and to take a personal tour! Your Sales Associate will begin to work with you by diligently searching the current inventory of available homes to find ones that meet your expectations.

At least 1-month prior to move: 
• Arrange repairs for new/old home 
• Get estimates on movers 
• Pricing on packing materials 
• Mortgage Information 
• Home Warranty Information
• Shipping appliances or purchasing new ones 
• Figure out temporary housing 
• Homeowners insurance 
• Storage Options 
• Clean out closets, attic, basement, cupboards, garage, outdoor items, etc.
• Consider having a household sale or donating unwanted items 
• Make an inventory of items to be moved. 
• Write "Subject to further inspection for concealed loss or damage" on your moving contract to protect yourself. 

Start packing 
• *Pack "Open first" boxes that contain important items that need to be unpacked first 
• Call newspapers to transfer or subscribe to your new home. Cancel any subscriptions that you do not wish to have forwarded to the new home 
• Make arrangements to pick up important documents from: 
• Doctor 
• Dentist 
• Legal 
• Optician 
• School 
• Veterinarian 
• Birth records 
• Contact new schools and notify them of your move to their area. 
• Notify Security Company, lawn care or snow removal services of your moving date. 
• Start a new bank account in your new town 

For most people the purchase of a home represents much more than a good financial investment. Buying a home is the realization of a dream - a dream tied to a vision of the future that is filled with optimism and joy.

Jim Weichert

Contact Info

Weichert, Realtors® Four Corners Real Estate llc

1733 Storrs Road, Storrs CT 06268

P: 860-429-9700

F: 860-487-1164

E: Info@gotofourcorners.com

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