For first-time home buyers, starting the buying process can be overwhelming. The list of things to do and people to see can go on and on. I understand that the process can be confusing, so I’ve come up with a crash course for you first-time home buyers. Take a deep breath! I’ll take it from here.
To know what kinds of homes you can afford, you must first get pre-qualified for a loan. Doing this before anything else will not only help you know what you can afford, but it will also help you know if now’s the right time for you to buy. Maybe waiting a few months to get that credit score up is the best option for you. Whatever it may be, this is the most important first step to take. Click here to get pre-qualified today!
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Get a Realtor
You definitely won’t want to skip this step. If you’re going through this home buying process for the first time, you’ll definitely want someone there to help you through it all, preferably someone who has been in the industry for a number of years. I know the real estate business inside and out. I know all the paperwork and can help you negotiate to get the perfect price. Not only will I help you with the behind the scenes parts, I’ll also help you with the house hunting process. I’ll set up home tours and help you find the perfect neighborhood to fit your style and preferences. Click here to read why it’s important to use a Realtor.
Prepare for the House Hunting Process
When you’re ready to start finding that dream home, there are a few things to do to prepare:
- Create a list of wants and needs. What do you need in a home (meaning you can’t live without it)? What are some wants (meaning you’d love to have it, but you’d be fine without)?
- Have an open mind. We’ll go see as many houses as you need, but understand that not all of them will be exactly what you’re looking for. Try to have an open mind and be willing to accommodate here and there is important. Which leads me to my last point…
- The Perfect House may not exist. There are a ton of gorgeous homes on the market right now that could check off several items on your wants and needs list, but there may not be one that has everything you planned on. Again, have an open mind and be willing to consider different options.
There are a lot of other things to consider when buying a home for sure, but I feel that these are some of the most important. (I don’t want to overwhelm you anymore than necessary.) When you’re ready to start looking, give me a call! The first home you buy is one you’ll always remember, you want to make the purchasing process one worth remembering too. Give me a call, and I’ll help you find that perfect home quickly and easily!
Here are a few other resources with tips for buying a home:
5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know (Courtesy Realtor.com)
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