June 18, 2021
Real Estate

Real estate agents give 4 tips on buying a home

With the challenging market for purchasing homes in the Peoria area, buyers can use all the advice they can get to land the house of their dreams.

The Journal Star spoke with three local real estate agents for tips to navigate a market with low inventory.

1. Do your homework 

With the stiff competition out there, it’s more important than ever for buyers to have a game plan even before they start looking. Determine what you can afford and how you are going to pay for it, Peoria real estate agent Suzanne Monen Miller said. And if you are planning to sell your home, know where you are going to land because it might sell exceedingly fast. 

2. Set up alerts on new listings

Buyers should set up alerts on their favorite apps or with their realtor so they see new listings the moment they hit the market, real estate agent Mark Monge said.

“When a house hits the market you are aware of it and…

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