Buying a home is exciting, stressful, and complex—all at the same time.
Once you get on the right track, you’ll feel good about what you’re doing and where you’ll end up.
The key to success when buying a home is surrounding yourself with the best tools and the right people. Fortunately, in today’s day and age of advanced technology, this is easier than ever before.
What is Homescout?
There’s no shortage of apps for finding a house, but Homescout is the best of the best.
It brings together home buying experts in a central location. This includes real estate agents, loan officers, and home inspectors.
In addition to finding a team, Homescout can also help with the following:
- Request a value report for your current home or one that you want to buy
- Search for discounts on services such as movers, appraisals, home warranty, and home security systems
- Review real-time market updates and home listings
Think of Homescout as your one-stop shop for anything and everything associated with finding and buying a home.
It saves you from the time and stress of finding, comparing, and ultimately using multiple services.
What does the Homescout and AAA partnership mean for homebuyers?
Homescout is one of the top real estate apps available right now. Combine that with the reliability and expertise of AAA loan officers and you have the dream team for finding the right house.
So how do Homescout and AAA Banking work together to help you?
One-stop home shopping
Even if you understand the process inside and out, buying a home is time-consuming. Not to mention the fact that searching for the correct information and assistance can raise your anxiety through the roof.
The Homescout-AAA partnership gives you everything you need in one spot. You can:
- Find homes for sale in your target area
- Connect with real estate agents, appraisers, and other service providers
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage
- Apply for a loan
This homebuying advantage cuts out the need for multiple apps and hours of research. Homescout and AAA have come together to bring much-needed efficiency to the home buying process.
Navigate to the Homescout app from the AAA Banking homepage
There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing what you’re looking for but being unable to find it. And even if you know where to look, it doesn’t mean you’ll find it quickly.
With this partnership, you can navigate directly to the Homescout app from the AAA Banking homepage.
Tip: Even after you’ve come to terms with a seller, you can still use Homescout to find service providers.
Where to start the home buying process
Now that you understand the basics of Homescout and its partnership with AAA, it’s time to take action towards your home purchase.
1. Get pre-approved with AAA
Before you begin your home search, you want to know how much you can afford to spend. And the best way of doing so is by getting pre-approved for a mortgage by a qualified and reputable lender, such as AAA.
Learn how much of a loan you can qualify for and show sellers that you’re a serious buyer. They’ll want to see that you have funding secured and won’t back out of the deal because you can’t afford it.
2. Search for a home via AAA’s Homescout link
With a pre-approval letter in hand, it’s time for the real fun—begin your home search.
Visit the Homescout link on our homepage and search for homes by:
- House size
- Lot size
- Features and amenities
You may not find your dream home right away, but that’s okay. You can set up alerts to ensure that new listings that suit your requirements never slip through the cracks.
3. Find a real estate agent
You’re pre-approved for a mortgage. You know what you’re looking for in a home. Now, you need someone to guide you through viewing and comparing properties. When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will act as your guide.
Use Homescout to find agents in your area. Once you have a shortlist, compare them by asking questions such as:
- How long have you been a real estate agent?
- Can you provide references?
- What is your familiarity with the local area?
- Do you work with both buyers and sellers?
- Do you have time in your schedule to take on a new client?
- Are you familiar with local school districts, crime rates, shopping, public transportation, and other related details?
- What information do you need to get started?
When you ask the same questions of multiple agents, you’ll quickly find out which one is best for you.
Tip: If you don’t choose the right real estate agent the first time around, it’s okay to make a change. Sticking with the wrong agent can slow you down and cost you money in the long run.
Your homebuying advantage: Homescout and AAA Banking
Make the most of your mortgage by working with the homebuyer advantage—Homescout and AAA Banking.
AAA Banking isn’t only a team of mortgage experts, but also your ally in making home financing affordable, convenient, and personal.
If you’re ready to start using Homescout and learn about the right loan product for you, get started today.
Our experienced and knowledgeable mortgage loan officers are available to take your call, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST. Call (844) 897-2265.
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