Basketball isn't the only madness taking place in March. Spring kicks off the house-hunting season, and without a game plan, you might find yourself in the losing bracket.

Here are three offensive plays you need to score a win this homebuying season:

1. Get pre-approved before you start house hunting. With a preapproval, you'll know what you can afford, that you'll qualify for a loan*, and that sellers will take your offers seriously.

2. Get your finances in order. Understand all the costs that come with buying a home, and make sure you have enough cash on hand to pay for necessary expenses, such as earnest money, inspection fees, and closing costs.

3. Find a good real estate agent. An experienced agent will help the whole process run smoothly, from sending you quality listings that match your criteria to negotiating with the seller on your behalf. Need a referral? I'm happy to provide one.

Ready to get pre-approved or discuss next steps? Call us at 1-708-364-2525 or start on your application right now click here


*All home financing subject to credit approval.