Tips for First Time Homebuyers

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Last updated on August 5th, 2018 at 02:25 pm

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Tips For First Time Home Buyers

89% of home buyers use a Realtor®

Remember: A buyer’s agent is free. A commission is negotiated long before a house is put on the market; by not using a Realtor® there is no one looking out for your best interest.

Top 5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

  1. Communicate with your Realtor®
  2. Show what you can afford
  3. Know when to negotiate
  4. Don’t skip the inspection
  5. Be ready to act quickly

Most important factors to consider when purchasing a home:

  • Price
  • Location
  • Condition
  • Terms

The Home Buying Process For Dummies

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Last updated on August 5th, 2018 at 05:42 pm

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The Home Buying Process For Dummies

Get Your Finances In Order

Speak to a lender
Make a down payment plan & budget
Get pre-qualified AND pre-approved

Searches & Showings

Communicate home buying wish list to your Realtor®
Realtor® searches and finds properties that match your criteria
View properties with your Realtor®

Offers & Negotiations

Realtor® writes initial offer and reviews contract with you
Seller offers a counterproposal, Realtor®  negotiates on your behalf
The offer gets accepted and contract signed by buyer and seller

Pre-Closing & Closing

Realtor® helps you meet all deadlines (title commitment, inspection, appraisal, etc)
Presentation of buyer funds and final walkthrough
Closing and then moving in!