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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most home buyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified, don’t worry, that’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime and it’s where your family will live for quite some time.

Here is a list of tips to help you as a home buyer, and your real estate agent, in finding the perfect home.

  • Make Lists: Write out a list of the things that you want and a list of the things you need in a new home. Share this list with your agent so that they can better help find what you are looking for. Update or add to your list as you think of things and share those changes with your agent.
  • Keep Notes: Your agent is going to keep solid records of the homes that you see. However you should also keep your own notes as you go to open houses. After each home, share what you liked and what you didn’t like with your agent. That will help him or her narrow the search down for you.
  • Organize Your Documents: Keep your documents organized and all in one place. If you have a pre-approval letter, make sure your real estate agent has a copy and keep that with you on house hunts in case you decide to make an offer.
  • Stay Positive: Maybe the most important tip for home buyers is to stay positive. Even after you have found the home that you want, made an offer, and had it accepted, the process of closing the deal can sometimes take longer than you’d like. Stay positive. If you’ve looked at several houses and still haven’t found what you want, stay calm. Trust your agent to get it right for you.

Speaking with an Agent

An experienced and knowledgeable real estate professional is a valuable asset for a first-time home buyer. Helping you navigate through the process when you are unsure of what to do next. You are welcome to contact meif you have any questions. And if you are ready to seriously start shopping for a home, I am happy to help you find the home of your dreams.  Call or Email me today and let me help you get started.

Lanette Knobel, Realtor/Broker
My Home Group Real Estate
Call: 253.2308738