Home Buyer Traps and Treasures!!Here are some tips for home buyers to get the best deal possible and not spend forever looking for the "Dream Home"1. Get Pre Approved before you even look at a home.This might seem a little backwards but getting pre-approved by a trusted lender can put you in a position to pull the trigger when you do find that perfect deal instead of losing it to another buyer that was ready!2. Know where you want to purchase and your price or payment rangeThis will help you to avoid wasting time looking at homes that either you can't afford or just aren't in your desired location.3. Be RealisticIf the home you are looking for is not out there or its just to expensive this means you might need to adjust your criteria to fit your price range.Treasures!! 1. Get with a good Professional Agent that works full time in your benefit! 2. Avoid the Short Sale game! 3. Make sure you are getting a list of homes at least 3 times a week to keep you on top of the inventoryFor help with searching for a home please visit our website! [Removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]August 20 2013 - Saratoga Springs00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.