Congrats on making the decision to buy a home. You should ask friends and people you know for a recommendation. I am sure you probably know some of the Agencies in your area, interview a few agents to see who is a good fit for you and your family.
An experienced agent will consult with you, and the expectation is that you will have lots of questions. By you asking the questions the agent will be in a better position to evaluate your needs.
Best wishes with your home buying process.
Congrats on deciding to buy a home of your own.
As a first time buyer you had better ask a lot of questions. Buying a home is a big step. You will need to select an agent you feel you can trust to be there with you every step of the way.
Talk to friends and family, ask them who they worked with. Also take time to read the profiles of the agents who answer your question on Trulia. You just may find an agent you feel will be a good fit for you.
I wish you the very best!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
I would be more than happy to answer all you questions.I know Fontana very well because I am always working in this area. I love to help first time homebuyers because it is very important for you to know all the details and feel comfortable with your first purchase, I can help with that. You can reach me at 909821-4282 or email me: Kcatalina1@aol.com
You are already on the right track. By using Trulia to get a sense of which agents "speak your language" you can really get a great head start. I will attest that there are some really wonderful, professional people on this forum. For the most part, they contribute because they care and because they hope to earn your business. As a consumer, that's a huge advantage for you, so exploit it.
I'm on the finance side here in the Bay Area, and happy to help with any questions.
Best of luck!
I know Fontana very well. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding real estate. I am licensed with T-REx Real Estate Services my BRE is 01854118. My name is Michael Campbell and you can reach me at 909-243-5454 or email me email@example.com. If you would like references or any of my profiles I will be more than happy to provide them. But the first thing is ask your questions so you feel well informed and comfortable with the process.
Are you relocating to San Bernardino County? If so, I'd be happy to work with you. You can check my profiles on Trulia, Zillow, Facebook and LinkedIn. I work frequently with first time buyers as well as buyers that are purchasing their 2nd or 3rd home.
Our first meeting would be primarily a question and answer as well as an introduction to the process of home buying 101.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Good real estate agent.
I love first time homebuyers because you do ask lots of questions and it keeps me fresh and relevant.
Direct your lending questions to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can work on this together and have you experienced prior to getting into your first home!!
Soon you will read many responses from Fontana Realtors offering to assist you.
What you will discover is real estate professionals are in this business to help folks JUST LIKE YOU!
Most understand a major component to our success is the process of providing the proper level of instruction and information to home buyers. This education process for most agents has become highly developed over the years.
Please exercise patience. You will find, if you allow the agent to follow their agenda, the content will fully answer your questions. Those that are missed can be presented to your agent as needed. If the process begins with your questions the continuity will be disrupted and important things will be missed or be prepared for redundancy.
Expect to have provided to you:
1. Setting goals, expectations and requirements
3. The contract
4. The art of negotiation
5. The process
6. Preparing for closing
7. Accounts to open, close, transfer and terminate
8. Wire Transfer
9. what to bring to closing.
Behind these volumes of information are mountains of responsibilities, due dilegnce and tasks your agent will complete that you will never see, they will never talk about and will be done usually while you sleep. Your agent, will not be sleeping.
On your team are, you, your agent, mortgage broker, title agent, and nearly 46 others in wide ranging capacities, you will never meet.
Chat with your agent first. Your agent will direct you to the resouces that have a historic record of success for people just like you, who have purchased real estate just like your.
Don't do it backwards.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL