PICTURE BELOW-- First Time Home Buyers with two friends enjoyed their gift of a flight over their new home.
If you are reading this blog, you most likely have not yet bought a home and are either considering it or some time has passed since you bought your present home. I have to say congratulations for making it to this point so far.
Do your research, talk to professionals who know the market and of course.... don't forget about your lending institution. There is an overwhelming amounts of information to sift through and understand for first time home buyers. It's enough to make your head spin.
I am sure you've read all about the "scary" and emotional process that you will go through to get those shinny keys to your new house. I will leave the fear factors on other sites and fill you in on the Reality of searching and Buying when you work with me.
First and for most, no excuses, use a professional. Find someone that is efficient, has good communication skills, asks the right questions and most importantly, find a Realtor that you feel really listens and that you are comfortable with. Why is that so important you might ask.
To avoid any unnecessary stresses. Buying a house really is a joint effort. In order for me to find that perfect home for you I need to get to know your lifestyle, expectations and future plans in Real Estate.
You need to feel comfortable with your Realtor.
There are many aspects to buying a house that you may not be aware of and you need to protect yourself. A good real estate professional will keep you informed every step of the way while keeping themselves 10 steps ahead, preparing for a smooth transition.
After you have been pre-approved and we have determined a plan of action that suits your needs we let the search begin. This is the fun part where you race your spouse for the front seat.
I refer to the search as a small period of self discovery. You're perception of what you thought you wanted in a home may change, or not. There will be that one home when you walk into it, it becomes yours, you can see yourself in it and you will know...this is it, I want this house and it will be mine. The search has come to an end and we can move onto the next step.
I love what I do for a living and high on my list would have to be working with you, the first time home buyer. I commit myself to making this exciting time for you an experience to remember. Whether you choose myself as your Realtor or someone else, I strongly recommend protecting yourself by using a professional for each step of buying your home!