So you have settled on living in Pattaya and are now looking to find your dream home. To turn this wish into a reality, if you already have an idea in your head of what constitutes your perfect house, then the way to find it is firstly through preparation.
You can, of course, make a wish list, but it is essential to remember that the location is almost as important as the actual house itself, especially when looking at Pattaya. It would be best to decide exactly where best fits the bill as the city has a wide variety of different options. As well as central Pattaya, there are many districts and outlying areas where you could find your dream home.
Consider your lifestyle when looking at locations. Perhaps walking or catching public transport to and from restaurants, venues, and amenities is your preference, or taking taxis after a night out suits your style? Alternatively, you might prefer a house away from the hustle and bustle with your garden, garage, and private pool. Do you long to live by the sea? Unlike in many other parts of the world, even this dream can be a reality here in Pattaya.
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You may also have to assess the needs of a family. Are the most important criteria affecting your decision easy access to a preferred school? There are many excellent schools here in Pattaya, including the well-known international schools: St Andrews, Regents, and Rugby. Perhaps doing the school run yourself is what you want, but the schools mentioned above all offer pick-up/drop-off school bus services, so bear that in mind.
Is a member of your family working in Pattaya, Rayong, or Bangkok? Easy access to a motorway that can shave time from the daily commute would be an important factor. Or you may want to work remotely and are therefore looking to find the most idyllic spot you can for your absolute dream house.
Once that is settled, it’s a good idea to take a few trips out to various areas, but keep an open mind. When you are ready to use the services of a professional agent, they will assess your needs and suggest a location perfect for you that you hadn’t even considered.
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However, before visiting the agent, a crucial stage in your preparation is to consider your budget. Right now, there are some great bargains to be had in Pattaya, good agents in the know will often negotiate excellent prices due to their prior knowledge of the seller’s circumstances. Therefore you can aim at the top end of your budget but know your limits. What could be worse than finding the home of your dreams only to see it snapped up by another buyer because you didn’t have your finances in order?
After your budget, are there any absolute deal-breakers and must-haves such as the number of bedrooms or bathrooms you require, a garage, or a private swimming pool? If you are planning to purchase, then the guidance of a good agent will open your horizons. Through their contacts in the industry, such as building contractors and architects, you may be able to add that missing item to an otherwise already perfect dream home.
The internet is an excellent tool for getting an overall impression of the available properties that fit your ideal and their prices. For sure, you might also take note of suggestions from friends and colleagues to get a good general feel for the types of accommodation available in you’re preferred location. However, relying purely on some screen surfing and word of mouth shouldn’t be the only way to find your dream house.
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If you are planning to buy, even small mistakes can be costly. So for a purchase of this importance and to get precisely what you want, professional guidance is a must. Even if you are considering renting a dream property here in Pattaya, it is still essential to look for an experienced agent with a proven track record in the area. They will be aware of what is online and have the inside scoop on many landlords’ circumstances, which could prove essential for negotiations. They will know about properties soon to be vacated or soon built that haven’t even appeared online yet.
An agent’s help with viewings can also be essential here in Thailand with miscommunication and a variable idea when you might find yourself spending hours and hours wasted. Your real estate agent can organise viewings and, of course, go through the all-important debriefing with you afterwards.