First Time Home Buyer Jitters! Keep calm .... and hire a realtor

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HS Select Realty

Keep calm and hire a realtor Jordana AdamsFirst Time Home Buyer Jitters!

Looking to buy your first home, and how do we get here? After scanning through endless listings on the internet or smart phones, day dreaming about your own home, you finally contact a lender or even a realtor to learn if you qualify and about the process. Congratulations you are approved!

You select a list of homes to see with your realtor, and you like a couple of homes, and are ready to take the plunge to make an offer. Here they come;; all the emotions that can run through your mind. Your feelings are in overdrive from a mixture of excitement, joy, and anticipation, anxiety, and worry. First time home buyers also face new lingo, EMD, ratification, contingencies… oh boy!

Buying your first home should be a joyful experience and with an experienced realtor, and right steps, it should help alleviate the stress and make it a smooth process. Now let's rewind for a moment. 


The advice here is to do some research on different realtor’s websites, or if you know someone that can refer a good realtor. Check out their testimonials. This will give you some insight to what kind of person they are and that you may share common interests. After finding a few, give them a call and see who follows up with you. Communication is crucial and if a prospective realtor does not return your phone calls or emails, you know they won’t be doing their best in helping you through the process.

Interview different lenders as they are a great resource not just to help you to obtain a loan, but offer good advice on your financial steps to get approved for your home mortgage. Lenders help you plan a road map to your home ownership.

Take your time to make a decision, but also consider your realtors advice in cases of multiple offers. Let your realtor know what it is you like or don’t like about a house. Share with them if you feel overwhelmed, as they have the experience to set realistic expectations and guide you through this process.

Make a list of the features that are important to you and then prioritize them. You might feel like you have to compromise on a home because it is above the budget you want to spend. Don’t’ despair, take ideas away from that home, colors, design, let it inspire you and put it in your purchase home. 

Now that you have a realtor and a loan officer by your side, you are well off to become a Home Buyer. It is all about team work. Good communication and realistic expectations are key!  

Searching and buying a home can be the most rewarding and exciting time for anyone!   

I love the excitement of working with home buyers and the joy that comes from helping them find their first home!


I want to be your agent                                 

  Happy House Hunting!     




If you consider buying your new home, call me today and I will answer any questions you may have!  

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Jordana Adams

Direct: (703) 725-6179





Office: (703) 350-4990

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Exit Choice Realty Woodbridge Virginia 14067 Crown Court, Woodbridge, Virginia, VA 22193







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Berkshire Hathaway HS Select Realty/ Berlin Realty Group

Certified Military Residential Specialist
Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703.725.6179 .

Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, or would like to sell your home, or you may be relocating via PCS orders to Ft. Belvoir, Quantico, Woodbridge, Manassas,  Southbridge, River Oaks, Newport, Rippon Landing, Dawson Landing, Port Potomac, Dumfries, Triangle  area's. or even Stafford, Virginia.

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Comments (2)

Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide


Your absolutely right!

With all the complications and potential pitfalls it is wise to hire a real estate professional.

Usually at NO direct cost for the buyer.

Jul 10, 2014 09:08 AM
Jordana Adams
Berkshire Hathaway HS Select Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping home buyers and seller achieve their goal!

Pete, I know many blogs have been written about this subject, but it it still happens that many first time home buyers rely more on their own internet research, and get overwhelmed with the information (sometimes not accurate information to their own situation), and end up getting cold feet.  Or they keep toying around with the "dream" of home ownership, not knowing where to start and the insecurity whether they qualify. It takes teamwork to bring it all together. 

Jul 10, 2014 09:13 AM