1. Become a pre-approved buyer. As a pre-approved buyer, you have better leverage when it comes to negotiating with the seller. The pre-approval process is simple and will help show sellers that you are a serious buyer.

2. Beat your competition to the best listings, Staying on top of market trends is vital when you’re looking for a home. Like any other homebuyer, you want the best home at the best price possible. Of course, these are the homes that never stick around for too long so you’ll need to make every effort to keep yourself aware of the latest and best listings. Seeking the assistance of a professional Real Estate Consultant will help you stay well-informed and updated on a regular basis.

3. Research market trends in your area of interest. Familiarizing yourself with the area that you are interested in will help you get a better idea of what homes are selling for as well as how long they are typically on the market. Be sure to investigate price ranges for the type of home you want. Having the help of a your Real Estate Consultant is a serious advantage when it comes time to make an offer.

 4. Prove that you are a serious buyer. There are many different ways to prove to the seller that you are sincerely interested in buying their home. One way is by getting pre-approved, which will later give you the edge in an offer situation. An even better way to accomplish this is to put down a larger payment to catch the attention of the seller.

 5. Don’t settle too fast. Buying a home might be one of the largest investments of your lifetime. Because of this, your primary goal should be to make sure that you get the best deal possible for the home you are interested in. A Real Estate Consultant can help you make a sound decision when it comes to accepting an offer.

 6. Keep your offer simple. The purchase contract should be kept simple and without any unnecessary conditions, especially repairs. A seller will be more interested in an offer that is not going to be slowed down or delayed by things that do not severely affect the value of the home.

7. Don’t go it alone.With an ever changing market, today’s homebuyers will find it very difficult to go through the buying process on their own. Having an experienced Real Estate Consultant who can keep your best interests in mind, makes a significant impact when buying a home and maximizing your investments.


My husband and I recently used Ana as our realtor when buying our first house in West Hartford. She was amazing. Kind, caring, patient, accessible. I would highly recommend her. I always felt like she has our best interest at heart and always helped lead us in the right direction.

Name: Meridith and Adam S.
Location: West Hartford

Our experience with Ana Festa was superb. I highly recommend her as an agent. She is extremely knowledgeable , resourceful and a sheer pleasure to work with. The process of buying and selling with her is as it should be ... a wonderful memorable experience.

Name: Barbara and Mohammad B.
Location: Farmington

We have worked with Ana three times, as both a buying and selling agent and would highly recommend her. Her expert knowledge of the market and excellent negotiation skills were key in getting us our new home. She has a great attitude and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her expertise and demeanor made a sometimes nerve-wracking process bearable. She responded to all our calls and requests promptly and kept us up-to date on the status every step of the way. We recommend her to all of our friends and will definitely be working with her again when we are ready to sell/buy again.

Name: Jose and Anabela M.
Location: West Hartford

Ana helped my husband and I purchase our first home. Anyone who has bought a home or is in the process of doing so knows how overwhelming the process is. Ana took the time to show us MANY houses and helped us to narrow our focus to find our perfect home. She was very knowledgeable and was prompt in responding to our calls throughout the entire process. She worked for us in negotiations and was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her!

Name: Nicole and Paul M.
Location: Avon

I have worked with Ana in purchasing multiple properties and I am happy to report that she is professional, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. She has an excellent understanding of the local real estate market as well as properties that are a good fit for your needs and wants. Her attention to detail, follow up, and negotiation skills guide you through the process for a smooth real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Ana!

Name: Kathleen K.
Location: multiple locations in Hartford County

Ana helped me buy my first home. After searching for months with other realtors, I instantly felt comfortable with Ana's guidance. She did a great job of getting to know me and made me feel as if I was her first priority. Her knowledge of the home buying process made me feel at ease. Not only did she give me honest and clear feedback about the houses I looked at, but has since provided me with many names of contractors and other home improvement specialists. Ana is a true professional. I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Name: Sarah F.
Location: West Hartford

Ana helped me buy my first home, she was AWESOME to work with, she helped me through the whole process experience explaining everything. She definitely goes the extra mile to help you out.She is great about keeping everything on track and getting stuff done!!

Name: Kathy G
Location: Cheshire

We highly recommend Ana Festa as a Realtor. She was so helpful every step of the way in selling our home. Her expert knowledge of pricing our home, staging it, and advertising it resulted in getting an offer on the 5th day of it being on the market. Also, her quick response with any questions we had was very appreciated. She was always willing to help us in any way. Her friendly manner and positive attitude made it a pleasure to work with her. We were highly satisfied with her as our agent and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of a Realtor.

Name: Michal L.
Location: West Hartford