You’ve been living in that small apartment for a few years now. Both of you worked hard and saved as much as possible. After talking it over, the two of you decided to buy your first house. To become homeowners.
Now, what is your first step? First in your list, you have to decide which areas you would prefer. Is it important to you that the house is near your work place? Are you going to be concerned about the school district? Is it important how convenient to shopping you are? It might be important to you to be near a tennis club, golf club or fitness facility. You have to decide what is important to you.
You have the areas narrowed down. Now it would be best to select an agent. Search through the Internet and you will see thousands listed, together with the property you might be interested in. With all these properties listed being offered to you, surely it will blow your mind.
What are you going to do? My suggestion would be to talk to your friends. Ask about their experiences with Realtors and or buying their properties. If it is a lukewarm recommendation, forget it. You are looking for enthusiastic recommendations. Keep asking until you have a few possibilities. Then you can interview the candidates.
Have questions prepared ahead of time. It may be the answers or it may just be a “feeling”, but after the interview you should be able to decide on your realtor.
You can now sit down with your personal agent and get with plan. Let her know which you prefer. She might even have suggestions of other, similar areas. She will be able to present you with several choices. You can even see the inside of houses by using the Virtual Tour, that’s what an Online Real Estate most likely offer.
Once you find the house of your dreams, you will need to work with your agent on the deal. And with just a matter of time, you are on your way to becoming a homeowner. Congratulations!