Advice for First Time Homebuyers – Part 1

“Compromise is everything. Paint is cheap and can make a huge change. Look beyond a seller’s personally style and envision the place the way you want it.” -Heather I.

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.56.34 AM“Take your time and do open houses on Sundays until you have your “Must Have” list. Rank that list and then start looking intensely with your agent.” -Jodi B.

“Make sure (if you are a couple) you are open and honest about what you want and don’t want/like in a house. If not and you settle to “please” the other (vs working within the budget) the thing(s) you hated will only grow on you and you’ll end up not liking the house.” -Heather T.

“Don’t go over board. Work up to your dream house. Everyone should start with a small starter home to understand how everything that comes with owning a house.” -Schavon J.

“Communicate with the new neighbors before buying if you get a chance. Walk the neighborhood during the evening and interact.” -Tasha G.

“Keep in mind that often when someone is selling a house , they are very proud of it and it has sentimental meaning to them. Tread carefully if you are offering lower prices or presenting things to them that you feel are wrong with the house.” -Christy W.

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