Dream Home

Making the decision to buy a home is a great one and admittedly a little scary. I get it, you’re jumping into what is likely going to be the biggest purchase of your life with no experience and maybe a horror story or two as reference. The good news is a little preparation can go a long way and help you approach this major decision with confidence. Working with an agent who understands the process and has experience working with first-time buyers is key to a successful transaction. While the process for finding and buying homes these days may have changed, and in many ways has become easier by using technology, one truth always rings true: location, location, location. You probably have an idea of which neighborhoods you want to live in but it is critical to do your homework so you choose the right location. Talk to friends, family and co-workers, drive around town, visit restaurants and stores and talk to neighbors in areas that interest you. Visit open houses with your agent so you can view homes on the inside. Look at homes on the internet, evaluate style, size, price and how long the homes stay on the market. You can find a real estate agent while you’re still working on this process. However, your choice of agent also depends on where you want to live. A neighborhood expert will help you find the best house at the best price. You may not know this, but even buyers benefit from using a real estate agent. It costs you nothing and the agent’s job goes well beyond finding the home. In fact, it is after you have found the home that the agent really goes to work. Your agent will handle all the behind-the scenes activities including helping you structure a great offer, presenting the offer and then managing any issues that pop up along the way



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