5 essential tips for first-time home buyers 

Buying your first home can be a daunting experience.

For many, real estate is a complex and confusing world. And it is tough to know where to start when you’re ready to purchase your first home.

Here are 5 tips that can help!

GET PRE-APPROVAL

This may be the single most important step in the buying process for a first time home buyer having this knowledge will make your home buying experience easier and less stressful 

Pre-approval is key know exactly how you can afford before you start looking.

MAKE A LIST

It is a good idea to write down a list of the things that are important to you when it comes to the purchase of your first home. Separate the list into two columns (needs and wants) this list will be important when viewing potential houses. When viewing these houses, it is important to keep notes so you can remember which features each property had.

KEEP AN OPEN MIND 

It is rare for a first home to be a perfect 10 in all categories however it is possible to find a home you will fall in love with, which is also one that checks off the most boxes on your list.

In faster paced markets where multiple offer situations are normal it is possible that you may miss out on the first house you are drawn to. It is important to remember the right house is still out there and in some cases you will be glad you missed out on the first house.

ASK QUESTIONS

Many first time home buyers are hesitant to ask questions because they don’t want to be embarrassed if they’re not familiar with certain terminology. As a real estate professional I understand the confusing nature of the business and I am happy to help navigate you through the process.

GET A SECOND OPINION 

Even after you’ve found the home of your dreams it is always nice to get someone else’s opinion. Bring a friend of family member you trust along. They may notice something you didn’t and if they love it to you can rest easy knowing you made the right decision 

IF you have any questions or would like to meet and set up a VIP buyers plan please call text or email 250-317-4599 or Tyler@tylerzeeman.com