Buying a home for the first time can be scary! There are so many moving parts, it’s hard to keep track of everything. What exactly do you need to do when buying for the first time?
Step #1 – Find your Buyer’s Agent. A great buyer’s agent will bring you in for a consultation to discuss your needs, wants and your timeline. During the consultation, the buyer agent will discuss the process and should be able to answer any and all questions you may have about buying a home.
Step #2 – Get Pre-Qualified. Your Buyer’s Agent will have a network of referral partners they can connect you with. Feel free to ask them to refer you to a lender they have worked with in the past. Your agent will want you to have a great experience from start to finish, so they will only want to connect you with someone they feel will give you outstanding customer service.
Step #3 – Patience. Sometimes finding the right home takes time. Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t found something online that you would like to see in person or if the home you really thought you loved was sold before you could see it. You will find the right home.
Step #4 – Be prompt with paperwork. Once you find that dream home, do not let days go by without getting the paperwork into your agent or your lender. A few days could wreck the timeline and you may not close on time – if at all. Get paperwork and signatures back as fast as possible to ensure a smooth process.
Sometimes the process of buying your first home can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of details, trying to figure out the best place to start can be tough. These 4 steps can help ensure a smooth process and the right agent will make sure you don’t get lost in the details.