10 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

If you are looking to purchase a home for the first time, here are some useful tips to keep in mind.  These tips are useful in protecting yourself, and unique from common tips often shared.

  1. Do your own research, and compare it to the ones others offer you.
  2. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  3. Never let anyone rush you into a purchase or process, make sure you understand.  
  4. Interview everyone, look up reviews but don't entirely rely on them.
  5. Always remember, no matter how nice the realtor you have chosen to work with, it is still a job to them.  No one has your best interest like you do. 
  6. Ask for copies of everything. 
  7. Ask to be cc'd on official emails representing you, it eliminates worries of misrepresentation.  
  8. Don't be afraid to get secondary opinions.
  9. Don't be afraid to walk away.
  10. Trust your instincts.    
There are many tips out there, so do your research.  Also, if things don't work out as you planned, don't give up on your dream.  Keep learning and keep going.  lf you have additional tips you'd like to add, comment below.