Buying your home is an exciting and amazing experience and for many people, it will be the largest financial investment you will ever make. With saying that, if you have never purchased a home before it can be an overwhelming and maybe even scary process. Not knowing what to expect and fear of rejection prevent many people from realizing that they too can become home owners!

Step one – knowledge is power.

When you yourself do not have the knowledge to purchase real estate it’s important to align yourself with those that have the knowledge and expertise. Selecting a realtor and lender will be your first steps. They will be able to provide you with information and market expertise to help you make the right choices for you and your family.

Just remember that not all realtors are equal and you want to choose a realtor that has the tenacity to get things done and who has credibility within the market to help find your perfect home. It’s important to know when you work with a realtor and sign a buyers agency agreement your actually hiring them to work on your behalf and in your best interest. The relationship with your realtor should be one where you feel comfortable enough to communicate openly about how you truly feel. Your likes and dislikes hopes and dreams. This is a very important relationship. After all you are about to make a huge investment.

As always thank YOU for reading and stay tuned for more inspiration and step 2 of “Steps to Homeownership”