What I Wish I Had Known: Not Everyone Will Be On Your Side!

Real Estate Agent with Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD Maryland #318884

What I Wish I Had Known When I Bought My First Home

First-time home buyers are in a unique situation... Basically, you don't really know what you're doing. Yes - you can do all the research online and read tons of great blog posts about buying your first home but what you really need is advice from someone in your situation who recently purchased their first home. So now we bring you What I Wish I Had Known - Tips From Someone Who's Been There - tidbits from a friend of EMA Real Estate who would like to share what she wishes she had known. And, when you are ready for professional assistance, just let me know - I'm here to help!

What I Wish I Had Known #1: Not Everyone You Talk To Will Be On Your Side!

When we began calling on ads we saw in the paper or online, we noticed that the agents we spoke to only seemed interested in whether or not we were signed with someone. They weren't always forthcoming with information on their properties and usually we had to pull teeth to get answers to our questions. Mortgage lenders we spoke with seemed all to have those shark fangs slowly protrude when we spoke to them - similar to movies where the vampire's fangs slowly ease out when they are getting ready to chomp ya.

What I wish I had known was that not everyone you talk to will be on your side! The agents listed on those property ads were all working their own agenda - either to pick up a new buyer client or to make things as profitable for their seller as possible. The mortgage lenders weren't looking at us thinking, "Wow, what a nice couple! I'm going to do everything I can to get them the best rate!" No, they were out for blood and they sensed it in us strongly because we had no clue what we were doing.

Do yourself a favor... Interview a few agents in your area and find one you like. Then, let him or her guide you through the process. You are far less likely to be taken advantage of AND much more likely to come out of the process with no fang puncture wounds or shark bites.

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Emcee Arah 
RE/MAX Excellence Realtor with Architectural Dimension

Serving all your Real Estate needs in MD, VA & Wash., DC

Comments (5)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your personal expertience and your advice.

May 13, 2019 05:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should use your blog settings to create an automatic signature for your posts. Readers want to see your contact information which should provide the information required for advertisements in Maryland.

May 13, 2019 05:46 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Emcee M. Arah 

Not everyone you talk with...will be on your side. Good to learn early on.


May 13, 2019 10:51 AM
Emcee M. Arah

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Margaret!

May 20, 2019 09:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoyed your thoughts and insights Emcee M. Arah. Thanks for sharing!

May 13, 2019 08:56 PM
Emcee M. Arah

Thank you for stopping to read, Paul!

May 20, 2019 09:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

One of the first things new home buyers should do is to find an agent who can help them navigate the sometimes confusing purchase process. So true!

May 14, 2019 02:52 AM
Emcee M. Arah

That's the big difference between going it alone and having someone on your team. Thanks for stopping by, Kat!

May 20, 2019 09:55 AM