Buying A House Can Be A Scary Process

Buying A House Can Be A Scary Process

Buying a house for the first time can be a frightening experience for many first time homebuyers. It was for me! Let’s face it, buying a home is the largest financial expenditure of a lifetime for the average citizen. That being said, I like to look at it as the largest personal financial asset and you can’t gain one without the other.

Most successes in life take an element of risk and in that risk is where fear is usually derived from. To eliminate that fear factor associated with buying real estate is to educate yourself. You can start by following the market online through one of the major real estate databases to get an idea of list price/ price per square foot in areas of interest. To have the most comprehensive education is to sit with an informed real estate agent who understands the rapidly changing market.

A buyer’s agent role is to guide you through the buying process from start to finish, negotiate with the selling side when an offer is made, make recommendations for everything from lenders to movers and give you a step by step plan of what to expect before it happens so there are no surprises. With this type of information in hand, most buyers feel more comfortable with the process.

Educate yourself and prepare the groundwork with selecting a team of the necessary professionals to make a transaction as smooth as is feasibly possible. By having the basics in place, the fear factor should be reduced significantly.

Written by Laura S. Rossinow, Broker/Agent, Keller Williams Realty