First-time Home Buyers
You’ve saved and scrimped and now you’re ready to buy your own home. Ready to move out of Mom & Dad’s place, or an apartment you’ve been renting for ages.
I’ve been there, done that, and have a bunch of T-shirts!
But now it’s different. I stopped renting and eventually bought a home…twice. And both times, I was just like you. I wasn’t a real estate agent, and didn’t know anything about real estate. But I did have a real estate agent helping me.
And that’s where I can help you. As someone who has lived on both sides of the river as a renter, and now as a home owner and a REALTOR®, I have the resources, knowledge and skills to help you find your first home.
You can help me help you. The more particular you are about what you must have, would like to have, and what would be really awesome to have – the more I can finely tune our search for your first home.
I am a full-time real estate agent, and I can be your agent. When you work with a REALTOR®, there’s no out-of-pocket costs to you for my services. I don’t get paid until you buy a home. And then, myself and the other agent and brokers are paid from the real estate fees paid by the seller.
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Seller Tip #1 – Price the property to SELL. Overpricing your home will not help it compete against similar homes priced at market value. Consider pricing just below market value, to obtain multiple offers. All buyers in today’s market are looking for homes that they consider a good deal. Pricing just 3% or 5% below market value will make your home stand out for a quick sale. Be willing to consider ANY offer at any time. Remember, you are always the final judge of what’s acceptable and what’s not!
Buyer Tip #6 – Don’t be naïve. Insist on a home inspection, and if possible, get a warranty from the seller to cover defects on the heating and air, plumbing, appliances, and more for the first year. Note that you can renew the home warranty yourself after the first year.