If you're reading this, chances are you’re new to the home buying experience. You might feel nervous, overwhelmed, or just plain confused about taking the first step. That's normal! Buying a home is one of the greatest financial decisions one will make in a lifetime, so it's only natural to feel some type of way.
This is why I have decided to compile a few points of advice for those of you hoping to enter the real estate market.
1. Do your research to get a feel for what you're really looking for - modern, rustic, bright? This will help you narrow down on places at the beginning of your home search.
2. Make a list of non-negotiable factors you are looking for in a home. For example, how important is a specific location? It's easy to overlook factors once you fall in love with a place.
3. When you hire a buyer's agent, do so under a written agreement!
4. And of course, enjoy the process! Get a realtor who is fun and spends the time to really get to know you and your unique needs. I love it when my clients become my friends! Buying a home can feel stressful at times, which is why it's important to have fun and really enjoy this huge accomplishment.