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There are certain rites of passage in this crazy ride we call life. You're born, you take your first steps, say your first words, and then before you know it you're off to your first day of school. There are a lot of "firsts" in our lives. But let's not forget one of the biggest - your first house. First time buyer (and now friend) Laura, is pictured to the right.
Everyone becomes a first time buyer at a different stage in their lives. I've worked with buyers fresh out of college, and those that are in their 50s and 60s. It doesn't matter when you get to this milestone - it's a big one. And it's supposed to be fun. It's something you'll only do once. That's why I love working with first time buyers - they made up over 90% of my buyer clients this last year.
When you choose to work with me and my team at Goshen Realty Group to buy your first home, you can expect it to be a fun process.
The first thing I'll do is have you come into our office for a quick consultation about how everything works, what costs are involved, your needs/wants and why it's important to have your own representation. (Just to let you know, in our market buyer's agents are paid by the seller at closing, so you don't owe me a dime at the closing table. But, there are things such as home inspections, down payments and appraisals that are paid for by the buyer.)
After our meeting, you can have a chat with one of our local lenders. It's important to talk to a lender not just to get pre-approved, but to understand that your monthly payment will include things such as property taxes and possibly mortgage insurance. Our lenders understand that first time buyers have tons of questions, and they are always happy to help. You will never feel like you are "bothering" anyone during this process. You will always know that I'm just a text, phone call or e-mail away.
Once we've got your price range and needs/wants squared away - the fun can begin. We'll look at houses and eventually we'll walk into a place where you'll feel right at home. It meets all your needs and it even includes some of your wants. You'll know this is the one for you.
That's when I really go to work for you - we'll put an offer together and I'll handle negotiations, setting up inspections and handling any bumps along the way - all in an effort to make your first home buying experience as fun and stress-free as possible. Once we've cleared all the hurdles together, it's time for closing.
At the closing table, you'll sign a bazillion papers and by the end of it you'll be wishing you had a rubber signature stamp. You'll take the keys knowing I've been with you every step of the way, watching out for your best interests and making sure you're happy during a stressful -- yet ultimately rewarding -- time in your life.
So, who out there is ready to have some fun? Text or call me at 618-917-0775.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.