Whether you’ve been to the Salt Lake City area in the past or you’re currently located in some other area of the country and thinking about making a move, the prospects of a real estate hunt while you’re not on the ground locally can be daunting. While a long distance home search can be challenging, it’s certainly not impossible – below we’ll share a few tips on how to get your search started before you arrive.
Research the Local Communities
Whether you prefer the faster pace of a metropolis like Salt Lake City or the quiet charm of a smaller community like Herriman or Taylorsville, our area of Utah has something for everyone and we’re confident that you’ll find a neighborhood that suits you perfectly. Spend some time browsing through our real estate guides, which include a short introduction to a number of cities and towns and local property listings so you can see the type of homes available. You can also browse Google for local blogs and information about our cultural scenes and for items of personal interest, such as running trails, golf courses and more.
Build a ‘Short List’ of Properties
As you’re browsing through our property listings you’re certain to find a number of homes that pique your interest. Start building a short list of these properties so that when you’re ready to come to Salt Lake City and begin your viewings you’re not left spending time on the home search. You can use the search tools here on the Exit Realty Success website to begin your hunt; if you have any trouble locating homes that have the features or amenities that you require, contact our offices and we’ll be happy to help with the search.
Line Up Your Finances Ahead of Time
After you arrive and begin viewing properties you may find that you’re up against other buyers who share similar interests. If you can line up any necessary financing ahead of time it will show the seller that you’re serious about making a purchase and may move you to the front of the line. Whether you’re moving to Salt Lake City for work reasons or you’ve decided to retire in the area, your current financial situation will have some effect on a mortgage should you need one. Start the process early so that when you find the perfect home you’re able to table an offer quickly.
Work with Local Real Estate Professionals
Don’t forget that the Exit Realty Success team is here to make your Salt Lake City house hunting process as painless as possible. When you’ve identified a short list of properties – or if you simply have questions about the area – get in touch with us by phone at (801) 352-8000 or by email. We look forward to showing you around our communities and to introducing you to our enjoyable lifestyle.