I have been working with some older "first time buyers". They lost the first home by deciding the were tired and wanted to write an offer the next morning on something that seldom comes on the market. You guessed it, it sold before we could write it. This week they were about to do it again when I reminded them "that's how you lost the last one".
We got this one to the dismay of several Realtors that called me about it. Then I gave the buyers a list of Home Inspectors (3) that do most of the work in our coastal town and understnd our conditions and tupe of problems to look for.
And once again Not listening. They said " we called all three. 3 times each and NO CALL BACK. This was in a 2 hour time span in the middle of the day. They are BUSY because they are good and will call you before the day is over. Nope. they called someone from 75 miles away in a different climate and conditions that I have never heard of. He answered because he was NOT busy in the middle of a WORK DAY. That should be a clue.
I wish the best for them.