Realtor Donna Andersen Educates Home Buyers on Essential Pre-Purchase Tactics

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Colorado real estate veteran and Certified Residential Specialist Donna Andersen, of The Platinum Group, Realtors, lists the top three tips regarding what to do before buying a house.

Certified Residential Specialist Donna Andersen

Certified Residential Specialist Donna Andersen

There are few other investments as certain to give you financial growth, security and personal enjoyment.

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person will make in their lifetime. “There are few other investments as certain to give you financial growth, security and personal enjoyment,” said Donna Andersen, founder of the Andersen Team at The Platinum Group, Realtors and a member of The Peak Producers, which is comprised of the top ten percent of all real estate agents in the Pikes Peak Region.

However, there are certain things to consider before making such a monumental decision, including the following three:

No. 1: Choose a great lender. “Be careful of the online folks,” stressed Andersen. “The come-on rates you see in advertising don’t show the whole picture. Get a local recommendation (from your Realtor is best) and have a personal relationship with him or her. The lender will check that all-important credit score and quote you a rate based on where you stand. Get pre-approved so your eventual offer is more attractive, and keep your credit as good as possible.”

No. 2: Get expert help on your side. Buying a house is a huge decision and investment. “You really do need the advice, counsel and direction of a good Realtor,” noted Andersen. “Do your research and find a Realtor with experience and time to give to you.”

No. 3: Learn about the market. Home buyers should always take a day to just view houses in their general price range. “At the end of that day, you should know what your dollar will buy, have a good idea of the neighborhoods that you like, understand floor plans and be chomping at the bit to get started for real,” concluded Andersen. “This is a fun, exciting and wise moment in your life. It is not without stress, but well worth the effort.”

About Donna Andersen, The Platinum Group, Realtors

Donna Andersen works with buyers and sellers in Northern Colorado Springs, Tri Lakes and the surrounding areas. Donna is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI). The Andersen Team has extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies. For more information, please call (719) 238-0826, or visit The office is located at 6760 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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