Buying a home is a huge step to take, and the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Scared yet? Don’t be. Yes, it can be intimidating, but with the right person to guide you (hi!) you’ll make it out alive–with a new house to boot.
When you buy with me, you’re getting a supportive partner, skilled negotiator, and (hopefully) a new friend.
So where do you begin? Before you start to get your hopes up by looking online, make sure you’re financially prepared. And I don’t mean to just make sure you have money in the bank; you have to know how to use it. Go to a lender and get pre-qualified for a mortgage. It’s easy to do, and it gives you an accurate idea of how much you can actually afford to spend.
Here are a few more things to think about as a first time home buyer:
1Who You Choose
When you’re looking for a house, you’ll be told a lot of different things, and offered (probably unsolicited) advice from various well meaning friends and family. The important thing is to focus on what you want, and to find someone who can make it a reality (hi again). Your agent is helping you find your home, that’s a pretty intimate thing! Really getting to know each other lets you both gain the confidence and information you need to find the home that fits you perfectly.
2What You Choose
Condo? Detached? Semi? Townhouse? Together, we’ll assess what kind of property will best suit you. With so many options on the market, it can be kind of overwhelming. But by looking at your budget, lifestyle, desired amenities, and more, we’ll find you the perfect place to come home to every day.
3How You Choose
How we buy real estate has really changed over the last few years. Listings posted online, in print, and on social media can provide a huge variety of property options. To weed out what doesn’t suit your life, we’ll go through an easy yet precise process. We’ll check out the latest listings on the MLS, head to showings, strategize to make the best offer, and sail through the closing and possession process.