How To Take Charge Of Your West Knoxville Home Search

Have you ever made a purchase that you regret?

We’re all been guilty of making an impulse purchase. Maybe it’s a bunch of new clothes, an expensive computer, or a new gadget. Regardless, we’ve all made a purchase that we’ve end up regretting later on. Oftentimes, those impulse buys can be returned if you end up regretting it later on.

When you buy a West Knoxville home, the experience is a lot different. Once all is said and done, and you’ve bought a West Knoxville home, there’s no going back.

That can be a scary concept to many buyers, but it is the truth. So, when it comes to buying a West Knoxville home, you want to be sure to choose the right one.

Here is how to avoid buyer’s remorse when you buy a home.

Create A Team Of The Very Best Professionals

You won’t get through buying a West Knoxville home without a little help from some professionals in the industry.

The two most important professionals you’ll align yourself with are a loan officer and realtor. A trusted realtor can help you find the perfect home, negotiate a contract, and navigate any potential issues that pop up during the process. A loan officer can help you understand how much you can afford, assist you in getting approved for a loan, and answer any your questions along the way.

If you’re considering buying a West Knoxville home, consider finding these professionals early on. The more informed you are as a buyer the better.

Get Pre-Approved

If you’re serious about buying a West Knoxville home, you need to get pre-approved.

A pre-approval can let you know how much you can afford and what types of loans you’re eligible for. In addition, you don’t want to start looking at homes without knowing your price range. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a house, only to find out it’s not in your price range or that your credit needs some work prior to buying a home.

A pre-approval letter early on arms you with the information you need to successfully buy a home.

Determine What You’re Looking For

Before starting your home search, it’s important to know what you do and don’t want in your West Knoxville home.

Here are a few things to think about as you start your home search:

  • Location – What do you want to be close to?
  • Neighborhood – Are there certain neighborhoods you like? Are there certain amenities you’re looking for?
  • Housing Type – Are you looking to buy a house or condo?
  • Specifics – How many bathroom / bedrooms do you need? Do you need a backyard? Do you need a bonus room? Do you want an updated kitchen?
  • Wants vs. Needs – Do you know what you actually need in a home? Can you separate that from what you want in a home?

It’s helpful to have an understanding of what you want in a home prior to starting your home search. The more you know, the easier your home search will be.

Start Viewing Homes

In this day and age, a majority of home buyers start their search online. It can be helpful to start your search from the comfort of your own home, as certain properties can be ruled out just by view pictures.

Once you’re ready to start looking, your realtor can set up showings of homes in the area and that price range you plan on looking in.

When you start looking at homes, it can be helpful to only look at a handful or so in one day. Looking at 10 homes in one day can be way more overwhelming than it seems. It can also be helpful to take down notes of the things you do and not like for each home, that way you have a clear picture after viewing homes.

Are you thinking about buying a West Knoxville home for sale this year? If so, do not hesitate to give Knoxville Home Team a call today. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at

If you’re ready to start looking, you can start your West Knoxville home search off on our home search page.