I love first time homebuyers

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia

There is something so exciting about being a first time homebuyer.  Even 2nd time if it is your first detached house.  I remember the feeling so well.  The excitement of possibilities of the things you can do with your house, the determination of making it happen (and boy it can be tough), the dreams of painting your own walls and planting your own trees and having your very own piece of earth that belongs to you.

 

I held open a house yesterday that is the perfect home for a first time buyer, after all, it was my first home.   I met a couple who literally had stars in their eyes about this house, and I was so excited for them.   The energy they were sending off was palpable, you could tell the guy wanted to write an offer and move in tomorrow.   They might buy it or they might calm down and decide to wait.  Either way, it's a great feeling when you find that first house that really gets you excited.    And when you go through and buy it, it's even better.

 

It can sometimes take months of searching through hundreds of houses, and sometimes it takes only one or two.

 

 

This is a picture of me in this house in Arlington, Virginia, our first house circa 2001, happily scrubbing away at my worn out, hideous old kitchen that we were in the process of remodeling.   Why do I look so bug-eyed and delirious?  The first time homeowner high.    We remodeled that ugly kitchen, and made it beautiful, but even before we did that, I loved it, because it was ours.

 

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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

I share your enthusiasm for first time homebuyers. There's something very powerful about helping get people started in real estate. Clearly, many first time buyers are struggling today with houses they bought in the bubble. That's unfortunate. On the other hand, first time home buyers today are paying realistic prices for properties they can look happy in a decade from now.

Jul 26, 2010 07:34 AM #1
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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

The excitement of a first time home buyer is so contagious!  I have joked that my favorite thing about helping first time home buyers is that some of that joy and excitement rubs off on me - but I don't have to actually pack up & move!

Jul 26, 2010 07:39 AM #2
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Coral Gundlach
Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia - Arlington, VA

Thanks Dave - that is true.  It can be tough if you are ready to leave that first home and cannot. 

And Nancy - that high is a big reason why I got into real estate!  What a great feeling.

Jul 26, 2010 09:10 AM #3
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Great post!

Thank you!

Jul 26, 2010 09:58 AM #4
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