Diane-The Real Estate Dreams (RED) Team at Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southeast
You should find a Realtor who works a lot with first time buyers. A Realtor who will really help. My advice to all my "first-timers" starts with...."If you aren't having fun, stop looking!" Buying a house, whether your first, middle, or last home....should be fun. You should be enjoying the process. If you are not, stop. Don't look at 30, 40,75 homes. You don 't need to see that many to make a decision. In fact, too many showings causes panic, indecision, and insecurity! You will just KNOW when you find the house. And, if your Realtor has really heard you and what you want in a home, they will find it relatively quickly....I average 8 showings at a time...sometimes less. After that, it's overwhelming and causes "memory loss" about the homes! My favorite moment is when my buyers walk into a home, and their eyes light up....and they KNOW! It's so exciting! And it DOES happen!! And then you are REALLY having fun!