Many people like to begin the home buying process by window-shopping for homes. But if you’re truly serious about purchasing, there are a few steps you need to take first. Team Skapyak is here to help you lay out the preliminary steps to take before going out to view homes. The very first thing you need to do is speak with a local mortgage lender about getting pre-approved for a home loan. This will help keep your home search realistic and allow you to think about your monthly payments if you bought a home, and that’s not to mention the fact that many homeowners won’t work with buyers who haven’t been pre-approved. Including a pre-approved letter with your offer let’s the seller know that you are ready and able to buy. We have other helpful tips to share so when you are ready contact us for the best results in your home buying or selling experience.