If you’re a first time home buyer who’s not sure how to buy their first home, you likely (and understandably) feel confused. You probably know that buying a home isn’t as easy as simply buying the first one you see. You have questions about what to look for in your new home, how to negotiate a price, or how to even take the first step.
Before jumping into anything, call a real estate agent. You are not legally required to enlist a realtor when buying a home, but you’re sorely missing out if you don’t. Attempting to buy a home on your own is possible, but why make things more difficult? Real estate agents offer invaluable skills and advice that provide insight into the purchasing process. When you call us, we’ll set you up with a realtor and learn about what you’re looking for.
Once you’ve spoken with a real estate agency, it’s time to find your next home! Get off on the right foot: when you start the process of finding a home to buy, a realtor comes in handy. With hundreds of homes on the market, you’re going to need a few extra hands to contribute to your search. Our team will divide the work so there are several agents searching for the home with your preferences. Once we find a few homes that we think you’ll like, it’s time to check them out.
Once you’ve found a few homes that pique your interest, the negotiating stage begins. If you’re not familiar with your local housing market, you’re at a higher risk of overspending on your new home. Instead, a realtor can negotiate with the seller and potentially lower the price. You can try this on your own, but you might not understand how to make an offer or what an appropriate offer looks like. We highly recommend getting in touch with one of our team members to ease this step.
After you’ve settled on a price and found a home that fits your budget, it’s time to start the long process of selling your current house. If you don’t have an agent, it’s up to you to market your house, which involves listing it online, spreading the word through whatever means you choose and eventually contacting buyers who are interested. On the other hand, a realtor will feature you on their website and handle all the details, drawing much more attention to your home without the stress. Our team is key to getting your home noticed by potential buyers!
Before you try to find a new home, you should contact The Lisa Mullins Team! We offer unrivaled guidance through complex real estate matters and are always excited to meet new clients. Our team is passionate about helping our clients buy and sell homes and look forward to matching you with your dream home. Simply give us a call at your convenience.