Buyers who are in the market for a stylish luxury home will be able to find an impressive selection of properties in Kitsap County, Pierce County, Mason County, and South King County.
Luxury homes in the area are available in a variety of lovely architectural styles, and are built to take advantage of the region’s breathtaking scenery – you’ll find many homes surrounded by views of majestic mountains, lush forests, tranquil rivers and streams, and refreshing open space.
Before you begin your search, here are several helpful tips you should keep in mind when buying a high-end luxury home:
Searching for a luxury home can be a little different compared to the same process for traditional homes. For one, there are some luxury properties that you won’t be able to find online, as many sellers are looking for serious buyers only. That said, you can start your luxury home search on the right track by securing your financial documents early, so you’ll be able to prove to sellers and brokers that you’re serious about buying a new home.
Look beyond listing photos
Never trust listing photos. Some homes may have unattractive front elevation photos, but are actually breathtaking in person. Some use professional photography to overhype a property, using post processing techniques or lens trickery to conceal or exaggerate certain features.
Get in touch with a lender
Look for a lender so you can get pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting a mortgage pre-approval can be very helpful, as you’ll know exactly how much you can afford, so you won’t have to waste any time looking at properties that might be outside your price range. In addition, getting pre-approved will also show sellers you’re a serious buyer.
Work with a luxury real estate agent
Look for a luxury real estate agent or broker, as they are the ones who specialize in the luxury market. A good luxury real estate agent can help you find the best homes, tell you which selling prices are fair, and handle real estate transactions with ease. Experienced luxury real estate agents also have access to an extensive network of resources and contacts which will make the entire transaction significantly easier.
Make a list of must-have features
Think about the features you want to have in your new home. Do you want a large lot, or something that’s more low maintenance? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? What type of area would you like to live in? Make sure you consult this list when you’re looking at properties, so you’ll be able to quickly rule out homes that don’t meet your criteria.
Have the home inspected
Luxury homes typically come with features that aren’t covered by standard home inspections. In case the home you’re eying has a few uncommon features, you may need to schedule additional inspections. A luxury home is a huge investment, so it’s best to cover all your bases by taking the time to have everything properly inspected.
If you need help looking for the perfect luxury home, get in touch with James Bergstrom by calling 360-566-2195 or sending an email to Homes@JBRealtorTeam.com.