Apr 25, 2018

William Means Guide to Long-Distance House Hunting

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House hunting can be a stressful process in and of itself, but if you don’t live in the area where you are searching for a home, it can be even more taxing. William Means has put together our best tips for making long-distance house hunting easier and more successful.

Speak with a Local Expert. Each William Means agent has a wealth of local knowledge they would love to share with you. From neighborhood characteristics to local restaurants, they can help you find exactly what you are looking for when you come to town. You can also speak with a William Means agent as they may know of opportunities that are not yet on the market.

Know What You Want. Before beginning your search, make a list of “must-haves” – then use the advanced search options on the William Means website to find homes that fit your criteria. With the “Saved Search” feature, get the newest listings that meet your criteria straight to your inbox.

Plan a Travel Budget. It’s important to set aside time to travel to the area where you are planning on buying a home to discover if it’s truly right for you. In addition to seeing the homes you are interested in, take the opportunity to walk the neighborhoods and see the sights in your potential new hometown.

Utilize Local Resources. In addition to your William Means agent, ask locals what they like or dislike about certain neighborhoods and areas to get an even more complete picture of where you should look for your next home. You can also download the Charleston Relocation Guide for free here to learn more about the Charleston area.

Start your home search today at charlestonrealestate.com, where you can contact an agent, enjoy advanced search options, and save your searches to come back to later. Happy hunting!

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