Where Should You Start When Buying A Fort Lauderdale Home?

That is a good question and I am sure you would get different answers depending upon who you talk to.  Most end up calling a real estate agent first because they saw a property that the agent advertised online or in some other publicaton.  The first thing a real estate agent will ask you is if you have been pre-qualified and if you haven’t that they need you to get pre-qualified and most times will have a referral for the mortgage professional that they should call. 

I would imagine that a lot of mortgage professionals would feel the first place you should start is with them because how do you know how much you can afford and what properties you can look at.  You don’t want to waste your time looking at a property for $200,000 when you can only afford $100,000.   It is best to do this in advance as soon as you start thinking about buying a home.  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

An attorney could argue that what good is an asset if you aren’t protecting yourself similar to Financial Planner’s wanting their clients to have will or trust in place along with the asset protection.  So many times in the transaction the attorney won’t get the contract until it is executed and at that point it is too late. 

My opinion of all of this, and it is only that,  is that you would want to find the right team of professionals that all work together and to get pre-qualified for their mortgage.  There are so many things that can go wrong on a transaction that if you don’t have the right people working on the deal it could make it harder or prevent it from closing.