Whether it’s your first or your fifteenth, investing in a new home is a significant experience and can be an incredible milestone. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying your first home, moving to something bigger, better, or more exciting, or if you’re downsizing for one reason or another. There are a lot of things to consider, lots of feelings to be felt, lots of pitfalls to prevent, and plenty of things to be done. As cliche as it may sound, choosing the right team to help you really is the most important decision you’ll make.
The amount of information that’s available online is astounding and there can be wonderful resources, terrible misdirection, and times when good, bad, or indifferent, it feels like drinking from a firehose. It shouldn’t be that way! Most people don’t reach out to a real estate agent nearly as early as they should and it’s not uncommon for agents to have to unravel some potentially damaging stressors, assumptions, and even decisions that are made as a result. People often have an idea that they need to be ready to buy a new place tomorrow if they’re going to talk to a real estate agent. That couldn’t be farther from the truth, and if an agent doesn’t want to give you the service and the answers you deserve because you aren’t ready “right away”, you deserve a better agent anyway 😉
So, if you’re thinking about investing in a new home (at all), the BEST THING YOU CAN DO is to reach out to a (professional!) real estate agent NOW!! That’s what we’re here for!! Too many times, people spin their wheels trying to figure out too much on their own, or worse, they do all of the wrong things or even buy the wrong house because they didn’t have the right people on their team early enough (or sometimes at all).
A broker’s job is to help you navigate the process START to FINISH, not partway to finish. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, that will mean something very different than if you’re a seasoned homeowner but no matter your situation, you should have an agent serving you fully, completely, and ALWAYS!