5 Tools To Navigate Your Real Estate Journey


Are you new to the Real Estate Market? If you feel as though getting through the homebuying process is daunting, don’t worry – The Wise Team is here to help. Here are some great starting places if you’re a first-time homebuyer.


Search Engines

When you’re getting started it’s good to browse realtor’s Search Engines, like the one at TheWiseTeam.com. These are updated in real time to show you the most accurate properties and prices available because they are directly connected to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). The Wise Team and Keller Williams make it easy to go house hunting digitally with amazing photos and detailed descriptions of each listing. A lot of homebuyers use other search engines like Zillow, Trullia, and Redfin, but we find that these real estate search engines lag behind real-time data and often create hope when a property is already under contract.


Local Realtor

For the most accurate, up-to-date information about the real estate market, get in touch with your local realtor. If you’re in the Longmont, Boulder, or Northern Denver Metro Area, give The Wise Team a call, especially if you’re moving to Longmont! Sometimes realtors get news of properties before they’re listed on MLS. This gives you, the house hunter, a chance to consider options unseen on real estate search engines. Your real estate agent will also have a lot of insights about the area into which you might move. 


The Wise Team App

This is probably our favorite tool for homebuyers: The Wise Team Keller Williams App

Local Mortgage Broker. ​​The app will help you discover everything you need to know about the real estate in neighborhoods that you’re shopping in – as well as so much more: restaurants, retailers, community happenings, and also neighborhood recommendations. Truly, the app is beneficial after you move into your new home. It helps get you connected to your community!


Mortgage Lender

Mortgage lenders and brokers have unique insights into the housing market. They will, first and foremost, inform you of your loan amount, which will guide your house hunting. There are multiple types of mortgages from which to choose, and a mortgage broker will help you understand your options. If you haven’t chosen a realtor, local mortgage lenders will have suggestions for the best real estate agents in your area.


Recent Experience

Simply because the real estate market shifts quickly, especially these days, it’s important for your emotional and mental preparation to ask friends and family about their experience in the home buying or selling process. They will know how it felt to search for the perfect home, do countless walkthroughs, put in offers, have offers rejected, and finally find the right home. This can help set expectations for your own real estate journey. 


No matter where you are in the home buying process, we highly recommend you get in touch with your local real estate agent. We can help you take the first steps in the right direction and help make this daunting process a little smoother. If you’re looking in the Longmont, Boulder, or Northern Denver Metro Area, get in touch with The Wise Team today.