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Buying and Market Tips

VIP (very important property) – Let us know what is important to you: how many bedrooms, proximity to the beach, swimming pool, vacation rental possibilities, style, neighborhood preference, etc. Give us some ideas and let us send you some properties to get you started. Internet searches are an excellent way to preview real estate from your desktop! Be open to sleepers and diamonds-in-the-rough – we know where they are!
Pre-qualify (see how much you can afford) with your banker or mortgage company. If you need local recommendations we can provide contact numbers. Grayton Coast Properties has great relationships with a number of local lenders throughout the Gulf Coast.
Price Range – Give us a price range of what you are willing and able to spend. With over thousands of listings in our immediate area, it is imperative to narrow the property search.
Heads Up! Making Appointments – let us know when you will be in town and set aside time to go see your choices. Our area has many properties with vacation rental guests – so we have to make appointments, pick up keys and work around check-ins and check-outs. Stats show that viewing over 5 (maximum) properties per day is unproductive. Wear comfortable everything, hire a babysitter or bring one if possible….and have fun – you’ll be seeing some great real estate.
Hot Hot Hot! Market Conditions – there has never been a better time to buy.  Prices have dropped significantly over the last few years.  When we tell you a property is a deal – you must be ready to move.  Trust us, if we have noticed it, so have others and your incredible bargain at the beach might just remain a pipe dream.
Everything is negotiable – Today’s sellers don’t want to be asked – “What is the lowest you will take?” Make a written offer and that will get the negotiating started. If you are not ready to make an offer – accept the fact that the property may not be available later.
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