Realty company shares home buying tips for the local market

MIDLAND/ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- Anyone who lives in the Midland-Odessa area knows that trying to buy a house here isn't easy.

That's why Turnkey Realty is hosting orientation events to help future homeowners navigate this competitive market.

CBS7 asked Turnkey Realty employees what people should know before they hit the streets.

They say that buyers need to get prequalified for loans so that they know how much they can spend, keep their credit stable by avoiding other big purchases while house hunting, and most importantly, don't try to tackle it alone.

"You really can't go at this alone right now in this market. You're really going to have to get your team together and be prepared before you go out house hunting," said Ami Howsey, Turnkey Realty Owner.

Turnkey Realty's next home buying orientation is scheduled to be held at their office at 825 John Ben Shepperd Parkway in Odessa at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.