Getting through the paperwork heavy financing approval process is very difficult. Knowing yourself, what you need vs want, and being able to make compromises seems to be a common difficulty for home buyers, especially first time buyers. Getting comfortable that you have found the right place without having seen every possible home is also difficult for some people. In today's market, where inventory is low and multiple offers are common, getting repeatedly rejected can be difficult for some people. Best success with YOUR search. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
And, sometimes the pressure on the relationship when two buyers are not able to compromise easily between themselves.
As professionals we understand, the 'compromise,' much like the squeezing of the balloon, will emerge somewhere else. Where this emergence takes place we can assist the buyer in determining.
The time invested BEFORE looking at the first home to establish appropriate expectations is well worth the effort.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
If you are fortunate to find the first and your expectations are in sync with your budget it's not only easy it's enjoyable.
Take your time, talk with each other to do some of this work before you meet with an agent, or go through it with an agent in the initial buyer consultation. There will be a lot of give and take, because if you are like most of us, we can't get everything we want, so go for the most important.
Typically, when I set down with a buyer for the first time, I ask them their wish list and perform a home search with every item I can search on. If we get a hit or two, thats a bonus situation and are typically the first homes to visit. If I get none, then we start deleting items one at a time until we have a few options to look at. Always good to start deleting items that are easy add ons to a home at a later time.
If I can be of any assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me or visit my website at http://www.RaleighHomeSite.com
In my opinion, securing the finances would be the hardest part of the process. Other than that I think it really depends on the individual. If you have an open mind and are ready for an adventure it could be a very positive experience. There are so many homes on the market it becomes overwhelming for individuals who want to go it alone. I would say in general it would be narrowing down your list of wants and desires in a new home. New construction vs. resale. "City vs. Country". HOA no HOA. Ranch, two story. And the lists go on. There has never been a better time to buy so once you narrow down your lists it should be not be hard at all. Please feel free to email or call with any questions at all. I would love an opportunity to assist you! Have a great evening!
Coldwell Banker HPW
Triangle & Coast Realty