Nobody’s perfect, especially when they’re doing something they’ve never done before. The same goes for buying a home. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may feel overwhelmed. How are you supposed to know how to do everything? Don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for! I’m going to share some of the common first-time home buyer mistakes so you can be aware of them and try to avoid them.
Home Buyer Mistakes
Buyer Mistake #1: Rushing to Pick a Home
The worst thing you could do is look at 10 homes on a Saturday and picking the home you want on Sunday or Monday. Although there may be times you have to make a quick decision, for the most part, you don’t want to make a decision too quickly. Make sure that you’re totally set on the home you want.
If you’ve just looked at several homes, you can easily get amenities and features confused. Or you may not spend enough time really thinking of the convenience or flow of the home.
If possible, try and schedule a second tour of a home that you really like. Then think through every aspect of living there and make sure it will fit with your lifestyle.
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Buyer Mistake #2: Not Really Considering the Right Price
Many first-time home buyers are so excited to finally own a home of their own that they settle on a price that really doesn’t work for them. Don’t be afraid to negotiate!
But most importantly of all, be clear on what your budget is, and make sure to let your Realtor know. Don’t look at any homes that aren’t in your price range.
I know you may be willing to pay more now, but in a few months (and years), that extra money your shelling out every month can get tight.
Buyer Mistake #3: Not Thinking Ahead
What is your plan for the future? Do you hope to have kids one day? Do you plan to work from home?
Think of these things so you can accommodate? Look at homes with an office space. Or look at homes in a great family community with an extra bedroom or two.
Buying a home is a long-term investment, so you want to think a few years into the future.
Are you ready to buy a home? I’ll help you throughout the entire process! You won’t have to worry about making any of these mistakes! Call/text me today, and let’s find you your dream home!
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