Reasons Why Buyers Should Have Pre-approvals Before Viewing Las Vegas Homes

When thinking about buying homes, it is understandable to be anxious and want to see properties right away. In that excitement, you may delay the vital step of getting a mortgage pre-approval. A pre-approval involves evaluating your financial information and credit scores to gauge whether you may be approved for financing. It is not a guarantee for a mortgage, but the best estimation in lieu of a complete application. Receiving a pre-approval letter is important for several reasons. This blog details reasons why buyers should have pre-approvals before viewing Las Vegas homes.

Know Your Price Range

Loan requirements and interest rates fluctuate often. A pre-approval provides clarity on the programs and options available, what your up-front expenses will be, and more importantly, your maximum purchase price. Without this, you might waste valuable time and energy looking at properties that are out of your price range. Knowing what you can afford also minimizes the emotional impact of becoming attached to a property that you can not have.

Improving Your Leverage

Homes with desirable features or the most reasonable prices usually sell fast. A pre-approval provides you with the power to act on that perfect home. When you submit an offer, you usually must enclose a pre-approval letter. This ensures the seller that you are ready and able to purchase. It is unlikely that a seller would accept an offer and take the risk on a buyer without any documentation that the person can actually get financing. In multiple-offer situations, this will make a big difference.

Timing Issues

A pre-approval saves time when making an offer and on the processing of a home loan. Most home sellers require a pre-approval with offers. Failing to have one ready will delay submitting an offer and may result in a lost opportunity. Pre-approvals involve analyzing income, personal assets, recurring debt, etc. This could take some time based on whether you have the paperwork in-hand. Mistakes in your credit reports may result in more delays. Beginning ahead of time may also save valuable time when processing your mortgage and achieving a fast closing.

Reasons Why Buyers Should Have Pre-approvals Before Viewing Las Vegas Homes

The information above on reasons why buyers should have pre-approvals before viewing Las Vegas homes are something to keep in mind when thinking of buying a property. The real estate experience may be complicated enough. Getting your finances lined up can reduce issues. For additional guidance, contact Arina Hanciulesco at Realty PROS Las Vegas by emailing or calling 702-306-4766.

Comment balloon 3 commentsArina Hanciulescu • April 03 2016 12:04PM


Sound advise ! I agree, the market has become very competitive and to have yourself positioned correctly can work in your best favor !

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 3 years ago

Hi there Arina, I agree that every buyer should have a written pre-approval before looking at a single property.  This would save everyone time and money in the long run.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Hi Arina Hanciulescu !  Thanks for a well written and easy to read blog post about the importance of Buyers obtaining "pre-approval" before setting out on their home hunt.  Looking forward to reading more excellent posts from you in the future - so am now following you!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago