There’s any number of stressors that come with buying a home for the first time. Today we’ll discuss how you can be on a well-prepared path to homeownership.

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First-time homebuyers are often unsure of what to expect and, as such, they ask, “How many homes should I see before writing an offer?”

Realtor.com estimates that buyers, on average, will look at 10 homes in a 10-week span and arrive at a decision; but we know you’re not an average buyer.

Following this question, first-timers might ask, “Will I feel it in my gut?” or “How will I know if and when I’ve found the right home?”

Right from the outset, you’ll need to talk to your Realtor so they can identify what area of the city or suburb best corresponds with your lifestyle, needs, and budget. To that end, we’ll be able to narrow down your search from a few thousand homes to no more than a handful.

A shift is currently taking place in our market that will give buyers more authority. Because of this, we encourage them to embrace the expansion of options. It’s important not to become entangled in the “Paralysis by Analysis” trap, though—this is the fear that potential error will exceed any potential for success, which, consequently, prevents you from making a decision.

We can and will be here to encourage, support, guide, and listen to you as you inch closer to this pivotal decision in your life.

This is all the more reason to trust your advisor(s) and your own instincts; ask questions in order to feel empowered during the home buying process.

We’ll work collaboratively to help you understand and recognize what’s most important to you in a home. Establishing this early on will give us something to refer back to when a decision on which home to purchase needs to be made.

Our advice to you is to remain as positive as possible through the process. What can start out as a feeling of excitement may turn into the feeling that the process is a full-time job. Voice your feelings and let your frustrations be known to your Realtor.

In the end, we can’t make the decision for you. However, we can and will be here to encourage, support, guide, and listen to you as you inch closer to this pivotal decision in your life.

If you have any suggestions for future video topics or would like help with any and all of your real estate needs, please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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