How To Find The Right Neighborhood For You

In this article, we outline our ideas on what to consider when buying or selling a home in Sioux Falls or the surrounding areas. Finding the right neighborhood isn’t always easy, especially when the housing market is low on inventory and high on buyers.

Our dedicated real estate agents in Sioux Falls have years of experience working with buyers and sellers. We’ve asked questions, done research, and listened to our client’s needs and wants. We can help with how to buy and sell at the same time, dealing with multiple offers at one time and so much more! One main thing we’ve found is choosing the wrong neighborhood ends up creating more stress and hassle than needed. As your dedicated Lifetime Home Support Team, we work hard so you can live happily.

Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of clients buy and sell homes in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, and many more communities. Our proven systems and processes can help save you time, stress, and money. You may love a particular home but the neighborhood might be a turn-off. Where you live is more than just the house you buy and we’re here to help now so you are happy years after you buy a home in Sioux Falls.

Location Is Key

The right neighborhood starts with the best location to meet your wants and needs. Grab your pen and paper, or computer notes, and start listing out what you desire most in your ideal neighborhood. We’ve found the best way to help is by providing suggestions for you to narrow down your search. Of course, knowing your budget is a great foundation for starting.

Are you looking for a rural or city location? Feeling neighborly or do you like seclusion? Commute or convenience? It’s all about location, location, location! We have a few thoughts to get the ball rolling...

  • Community Amenities: Parks, shopping, retail centers, restaurants, sporting facilities, extracurricular activities, gyms, grocery stores, and gas stations.
  • Country Living or City Life: Work from home versus going into an office, picking up groceries, daily commutes, bringing kids to school or no kids at all, neighbors or seclusiveness.

ASRE Tip: As you narrow down the location that excites you the most, swing by and take some time checking out your list in person. Drive around, walk the area to get an idea of how things look and feel. Take notes so you remember the areas you visited. If you really want to get fancy, rank your top likes and dislikes for a truly objective view of what location fits your ideal neighborhood.

Bonus ASRE Tip: While you’re out and about scoping potential neighborhoods, stop and talk to some people around. People love talking about things they like - and, especially things they don’t like. You might even meet a future neighbor :)

Additional Factors When Choosing Your Neighborhood

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Our team will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) so you have an idea of what the value of your home and neighborhood are. The property value of your home based on what other homes have sold for, historical data, and future trends may dictate where you buy. Depending on your budget and affordable monthly payment, we’ll give you an estimate, or CMA, to help you determine the best neighborhood now and in the future. We’ll dive into property taxes as well so you have a full view of all potential expenses.

Families with Kids

Families with children have a handful of considerations, mainly the school your child(ren) will attend. From younger children to high school students the school factor is essential. Some parents want the option for their children to walk to school. Others may require special needs. Our agents take the time to know what’s important for your family and work with you before, during, and after your decision to buy.

If you’re selling your home in Sioux Falls and want a COST-FREE (and hassle-free) evaluation, fill out this quick form and we’ll get you started!