Starting the Home Buying Process

Before the home search begins, Michael Kooistra will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you are looking for in your new West Michigan home.

Fill out the Buyer Criteria Form Below

To help Michael better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities using the form below.

Michael Kooistra’s Buyer Search Criteria

Please fill out this quick search criteria form. I will setup automatic searches based on your input that will help us find a home that meets your requirements. This will search the multiple listing service and the results will come to you in the form of a daily email.

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First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Current Address
Desired Features
AgeWhat is the general age range of homes you like?
StyleDo you have a special preference for ranches, two stories, bungalows, or another style of construction?
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BedroomsHow many? Any specific features or location needs?
BathroomsHow many?
Living AreasA traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan? Any specific needs?
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Dining AreasAny specific needs?
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Square Footage Preference
KitchenAny specific needs?
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Storage Needs
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ParkingRooms for how many cars?
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BasementAny particular style? Does it need to be finished?
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Select All Desired Amenities
OtherDo you have any additional feature or amentity desires that were not listed?
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It is important to have a clear idea of what you want in a home before you start the search process. Chances are if you spend a little time thinking about the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of your kitchen and yard, and just about any other feature, you already have an idea of what you want in every facet of your ideal home.  Be sure to consider your ideal location as well, whether you are looking for a house in the country, on the lake, or in a particular school district. And don’t forget to consider your favorite activities during the home search process.  A big kitchen or deck for entertaining, a garage for tinkering, a spare room for guests, or a jacuzzi to relax your cares away, your realtor will want to know about all of these elements in order to find the right home for you.

A comprehensive list of “must-haves” and a realistic budget to match will mean a more focused and productive search and less time spent looking at houses that fail to meet your expectations. Your list may change as you move through the home buying process, but by giving your realtor a clear list of your needs and expectations up front you are ensuring a faster, less stressful search process.  With a sold idea of what you need, and a good realtor, you can spend less time house hunting and more time enjoying all the features of your new home.

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Michael Kooistra
Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty East

Phone: 616-633-8846

Office:Keller Williams Realty East
1555 Arboretum SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546



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