Getting Started: What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

One of the best ways to make the home buying process flow easier is to become better-acquainted with your options and clearly define your goals. Understanding the reasons you want to buy—and what you want to accomplish in your move—will go a long way towards shaping your plans and improving your results.

Perhaps the most important first step involves deciding how you will approach your home search. Who will you work with throughout this process—and how will you work with them?

#1 start thinking about what you want in your new home – what are you shopping for:

Size?
Location?

#2 who will you work with:

Realtor, Buyer agent?
Lender?

I’ll be adding more to this as we go along. For any home buyer, whether you’re a first time buyer or coming into the market after several years in your current residence, an experienced Buyer’s agent is the most important person you can have on your side to purchase your new home. When a buyer purchases a home through the listing agent, that agent has an obligation (contract) to work for the Seller’s best interest, the buyer has to be their own advocate. In most cases, an Accredited Buyer’s Agent won’t cost the buyer any additional funds and will be paid by the seller to represent the Buyer. Real estate is an interesting business with lots of tricky in’s and out’s so I think it pays to use a professional to represent your interests exclusively.

Love,
Kate
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