Waywardbelle, Renter in Las Vegas, NV

We are buying our first home and would like some advice on how to go about it and get the best deal possible?

Asked by Waywardbelle, Las Vegas, NV Tue May 7, 2013

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Bobby Berous…, Agent, Henderson, NV
Thu Jan 2, 2014
to make it easy. Find a realtor that would be patient with you. And will let you look at as many houses until you know what the prices are. when I have a client that is unsure of which house or if any house they want to buy. I realize the best thing for them is to keep searching until they get over that reluctance. By that time they know as well as I do what the prices are and what they can buy. And that's your answer.
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Chad Roberts, Agent, Henderson, NV
Sun Dec 29, 2013
To follow up on my suggestion of acquiring proper representation, also, listen to your instincts. If you feel comfortable within a certain budget, location, school district, type of home, etc, you need to make that call. A Realtor can assist with the parameters you set and hopefully, help find you your dream home.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
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salesofun, Home Seller, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Dec 29, 2013
Buy from owner. 9560 W Mesa Vista Ave Las Vegas NV 89148
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The United H…, Agent, Mansfield, TX
Fri Aug 9, 2013
The simple truth your negotiating skills are truly determined by the strength of your agents abilities. If you need any help I have a few contacts in Las Vegas. My mother lives outside of city limits and I have a flock of ex comrades out there I visit yearly. I'm sure I could put you in touch with an outstanding agent. Congrads, a head of time on finding your first estate.

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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Aug 9, 2013
Your first step in getting a great home at a discount price is learning about real estate. Knowledge is Power. The more you learn about home buying, the better chance you will get a nice home at a decent price.
There are some really informative books about the best way to go about buying your home. I would then visit a lot of open houses in the area you like on your own, and ask the agent sitting the open house lots of questions. This way you add to your information and you get to meet agents and find one you would be comfortable working with.

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Elly Gramati…, Agent, Henderson, NV
Fri Aug 9, 2013
The first step is to get pre-qualified with a lender and figure out your price range after that I can set you up on a search and send you all the properties in the area that are currently available and match your criteria. I can show you re-sales and new homes to help you make an educated decision when choosing your first home.
Please feel free to contact me directly to better assist you.

Thank you,
Elly Gramatikova
(702) 234-2219
Black and Cherry Real Estate Group
RealEstateElly@gmail.com
http://www.realestateelly.com
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Steven Shluk…, , Henderson, NV
Wed Aug 7, 2013
Lots of realtors are going to jump on this question/ It really is not a complicated ptocess. Firstyou frind a realtor that you are comfortable with.-hopefully me. I would then help you find a lender and discuss various types of financing. After discussing what you want in a home and where and for how much, I find you homes to look at that meet your criteria.. i then write up an offer and explain exactly what it says..
Let me help you. Let's talk
Steve Shluker 702-994-4849
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Rebecca Nish, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Aug 7, 2013
Hello,

I would be happy to assist you in locating a property in Las Vegas. Please contact me so that I may further assist you.

Thank you,

Rebecca Nish
Fine Home Specialist
Prudential/ Shapiro and Sher Group

702-355-8901

rebeccanish@gmail.com

http://www.sellorbuyvegashomes.com
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Rebecca Nish, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Jul 31, 2013
Hello,

I'd be happy to assist you with obtaining your first house. I am available to answer any questions and help you through all the steps. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Thank you,
Rebecca Nish
702-355-8901
SellorBuyVegasHomes@gmail.com
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Johnny James, Agent, Palmdale, CA
Wed Jul 31, 2013
i have a free buyers report available and lots of helpful material and information no obligation.
Here to guide you thru the maze.
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Rebecca Nish, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Jul 31, 2013
I would be happy to assist you with finding a property. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Thank you,

Rebecca
702-3555-8901
SellorBuyVegasHomes@gmail.com
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Chad Roberts, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Jul 30, 2013
Yes, an experienced Realtor can assist you in your quest to find the best possible deal. In fact, I suggest utilizing the skills of a professional that has experience with Buyers. Also, being well informed regarding pre-approval/your budget is ideal. Another thing to keep in mind is that location really is the only thing that money can never change. You can change the counters, the flooring, the cabinets, the level of privacy, even change some of the layout with enough money. However, you can never change the location within the city or where it sits within the neighborhood.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
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Nathan Kessl…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Jul 29, 2013
Have you been pre-approved for a purchase mortgage yet? This is the very best place to start. You can bid with confidence, and know exactly what your buying thresholds are up-front so that you are shopping for the correct house that suits your budget. Call today, or click the link below so that I can get you your approval today! I look forward to hearing from you.

http://thenationalrealestatepost.com/find-a-professional/mor…

Thank you for choosing City First Mortgage Services,

Nathan T. Kessler | Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator
City First Mortgage Services
8871 W Flamingo Rd Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(C) 702.683.3126 | (F) 702.974.0848 | (O) 702-522-6743
nathan.kessler@city1st.com http://www.city1stlasvegas.com
Company NMLS # 3117 | Branch NMLS # 819501
Individual NMLS # 377217 NV #46175
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Johnny James, Agent, Palmdale, CA
Mon Jul 29, 2013
Take a first time home owner course before you start the journey
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Alisa Carden…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Jul 12, 2013
Hi,

I see your question was posted May 7th. If you still haven't found a house that you are interested in please let me know and I'd be happy to help.

Thank you,
Alisa Cardenas
Realty One Group
alisac@realtyonelv.com
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Nathan Kessl…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Las Vegas, NV
Thu Jul 11, 2013
I would say the best way to get advice is to seek a professional whom you feel comfortable with. There are a lot of Real Estate agents out there, but what is most important is that you feel comfortable with how they go about dealing with you on a personal level. I have great Realtors I work with personally, that have decades of experience, and they would be more than happy to educate you on your path to home ownership. Click the link below if you are interested, and we look forward to working with you.

http://thenationalrealestatepost.com/find-a-professional/mor…

Thank you for choosing City First Mortgage Services,

Nathan T. Kessler | Mortgage Loan Originator
City First Mortgage Services
8871 W Flamingo Rd Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(C) 702.683.3126 | (F) 702.974.0848 | (O) 702-522-6743
nathan.kessler@city1st.com http://www.city1stlasvegas.com
Company NMLS # 3117 | Branch NMLS # 819501
Individual NMLS # 377217 NV #46175
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Jill Murty, Agent, Mission Viejo, CA
Thu Jul 11, 2013
On a procedural note, get recommendations for Realtors and lenders from friends, family and colleagues and/or select some agents on this site. Interview them as you would anyone else and allow them to earn your business.

You'll probably have a lot of questions. First time buyers often feel like their questions are dumb or unimportant; they aren't. If they're important to you, they should be important to your service provider.

It's often helpful for buyers to have the Realtor and lender provide an overview of what the process will generally look like, so as things come up, the buyer is already familiar.

I disagree with the advice about buying from an agent hosting open house, especially for a first time buyer. No relationship has been established and often the agent hosting open house will suggest the only way the buyer's offer will be accepted is if the open house agent writes it. It puts the agent's needs above those of the buyer.

There may be first time buyer programs for which you qualify, but you have to find someone who is knowledgeable about these programs. Sometimes programs are suspended due to lack of funds or the buyer exceeds the income limits required to qualify. If there is a program for which you qualify, you may be required to take a homebuyer education class.
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Jill Murty, Agent, Mission Viejo, CA
Thu Jul 11, 2013
Getting the best deal possible is really a matter of getting the home you absolutely love.

I remember a guy who was obsessed with the per square foot. He'd scour listings to find the lowest price per square foot. The homes he wanted to see ended up being the same floor plan in different neighborhoods. The price was low because no one seemed to care for that floor plan, including him!

Is it your best deal if you get a good price on something you don't like? Of course not. You'll end up driving up to your house everyday wishing you'd gotten the place you love rather than "the deal".
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Steven Shluk…, , Henderson, NV
Sun Jul 7, 2013
I see that you are nervous, which is understandable. The process is really fairly simple and there is no "secret" thjat will give you a "better deal"than anyone else. The first step is to get a prequalification letter from a lender of your choice and one from a lender that works along with your chosen realtor. Second is choose a realtor that you feel comfortable talking with and whom you think you can trust.You can always fire your realtor at a later date. Your realtors job is to listen to you to understand what you want and need and thenfind it for you You do not need or want 2-3 realtors all looking for the same proprties.. There are no special government programs for 1st time buyers. . You,, your realtor,, and your lender will make up a team and must be able to work together.
I am a good realtor and work as a buyers agent and can assist you. To do a professional job and give you more information, I need to talk to you and find out what you want, where you want it, and how much you can cap. Call me at 702-994-4849.There is no charge to you for the services of buyers agent.
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Interview 3 agents. Go to open houses you might consider living in, and ask the agent sitting the open house lots of questions. Don't sign anything till all your questions are answered.


David Cooper Investing in las Vegas since 1994
http://www.lasvegaswinner.org
702.499.7037
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Valley Prope…, Other Pro, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Once you have an agent, and you have found the home you desire, be sure to get an inspection. We will provide you with a complete report with photos within 24 hours of the inspection. Free downloads are available at the bottom of my website home page.

Caveat Emptor: Before selecting an inspector, visit the State of Nevada Real Estate Division website to ensure your inspector is currently licensed. All Inspector of Structures are required to carry their license and will not hesitate presenting it for your review, and note the date of validation.

Lee Taylor
http://www.LasVegasInspector.com
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Phil Scheinm…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Be Patient and don't let anyone rush you into a deal.

Search http://www.Las-Vegas-Real-Estate-Home.com

Regards,

Phil Scheinman, ABR, GRI, E-PRO
Broker * Sales Agent * Realtor
Realty One
2831 St. Rose ParkwaySte. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89074
Direct: 702-580-9198
Fax: 702-614-9337
E-mail:smokey25@cox.net

http://www.philScheinman.com
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Valley Prope…, Other Pro, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Especially being a first time buyer, be sure to get a home inspection. In addition to inspecting all components of the home, we will walk through the home with you, educate you about the home, and answer all of your questions.

Feel free to contact any one of us, we look forward to speaking wiyh you.

Lee Taylor
http://www.lasvegasinspector.com
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AL McCaw, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Fri May 31, 2013
There are only 6 rules to go by in getting the best deal possible when buying your first home:

1. Get pre-approved for a home loan by a well-seasoned loan officer in Vegas/Henderson.
2. Get pre-approved for a home loan by a well-seasoned loan officer in Vegas/Henderson.
3. Get pre-approved for a home loan by a well-seasoned loan officer in Vegas/Henderson.
4. Work with a well-seasoned realtor who is patient and can guide you throughout the whole process
5. Work with a well-seasoned realtor who is patient and can guide you throughout the whole process
6. Work with a well-seasoned realtor who is patient and can guide you throughout the whole process

If you can follow these six rules, everything will fall into the right place perfectly!
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Karyne Morris, Agent, Henderson, NV
Wed May 29, 2013
Best way is to meet with a professional and discuss this in person. It is really different in this market today. I do not want to be discouraging as it is a variable market due to the increase of values recently. However interest still is at an all time low.

Below many great answers:

1. Get Qualified
2. Discuss with a professional what your options are and be honest. ( Financially, Family, Future Plans) Your agent is as close to you as your spouse or financial planner. They have to know all about you to really understand what your needs are. First time Buyer or not.
3. Get set up if you are local go looking! If not get on a data base for a professional to send you listings and scan what is out there. Discuss what you like and do not like with your agent so they have a good picture.
4. Enjoy yourself buying your first home can be really tough so you must enjoy the process. Again as I will always say you must trust your professionals and who they work or refer you to.

Best,
Karyne Morris
kbmorrisrealestate@lvcoxmail.com
702-371-2223
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Steven Shluk…, , Henderson, NV
Sat May 25, 2013
You need an agent to explain the process and I am a buyers agent ( no charge to you).. Everyone wants a "good deal", With prices rising about 3-5% a month , a shortage of homes, and multiple offers on most homes, ou need guidence, on financing, finding and offerring and escrow, I can help. Call me 702-994-4849
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Valley Prope…, Other Pro, Las Vegas, NV
Tue May 21, 2013
Especially being a first time buyer, I would strongly suggest a home inspection. My inspectors not only provide you with detailed information about the home, we also educate you about the home. I would also caution you on getting an inexpensive inspection. I have heard, and seen, some inspectors spend 45minutes to an hour on an inspection. They make their money in quantity, not quality. I have priced our inspections to be reasonable and competitive while providing concise information.
If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me with no obligation. I am here to help.

Have a good day,
Lee Taylor
Valley Property Inspections, LLC
702-616-6775
http://www.LasVegasInspector.com
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Teresa Mejia, Agent, ONTARIO, CA
Sat May 18, 2013
Open houses are your best way, find an agent that will take to as many open houses as possible, or you can drive around the area that your interested in and see if you find open houses. Your best bet on getting an offer accepted is to use the agent that is holding the open house. So if you find a home that you totally fall in love with and its everything you are looking for, tell the agent holding the open house you want to make an offer. As long as you go to the open houses with out an agent, you can work with the agent holding the open house.
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sat May 18, 2013
Go to lots of open houses, ask lots of questions, and take your time



David Cooper Investing in Las Vegas since 1994
FREE REO Foreclosure List http://www.lasvegaswinner.org
702.499.7037
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Chad Roberts, Agent, Henderson, NV
Sat May 18, 2013
Boy, that’s a tough question! The concept of value is so different from one buyer to the next. For instance, the lowest price per square foot might be found in a short sale, but if you don’t win one for 2 months and it doesn’t close for another 6 months, was that really the best option for you? Some people would argue that finding a “fixer-upper” is the best deal because you’ll be able to buy and fix it for less than market value. But if you don’t have the reserves, time, or expertise to manage that process, are you really likely to appreciate your master plan? The BEST advice is probably to find a great Realtor with a strong track record of working with buyers. Then, be honest about your situation and goals.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
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Richard Brody, Agent, Port Washington, NY
Mon May 13, 2013
Interview realtors and find a Buyer's Agent that you feel comfortable with. Then create a Buyer's Agent Agreement, and let that agent know precisely what you want, need and can do.
Richard Brody
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
richardbrody@danielgale.com
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Gary Davis, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed May 8, 2013
To have a completely smooth, fast, and easy transaction in today's market one of the best ways to purchase a home is to buy new. You can pick and choose what you want and don't want, and have all of the up to date energy efficient equipment. You cant go wrong! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime. I can introduce to you some new developments that are amazing.

Respectfully,

Gary Davis, REALTOR
Prudential Americana Group
Cell: 702-785-3114
Email: GaryDavis@southernNVhomes.com
Web: http://www.southernNVhomes.com
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Phil Scheinm…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed May 8, 2013
Use my mother. She is the most gentle first home buyers agent I have ever met. I always complain that the amount of time she spends with her clients out weighs what she makes.

All jokes aside I think that the agent must be very patient. Your questions might seem meaningless to the agent but they are your deepest concerns. A good agent will answer them properly. The best of the best agents will be holding your hand and looking you in the eye while answering your questions.

Joyce Scheinman has been selling real estate for over 25 years. Nothing beats a person who adopts you while they help you purchase a home.

http://www.Las-Vegas-Real-Estate-Home.com

Recommended:

Joyce Scheinman, CRS,ABR,GRI,WCR...
24 Karat Realty
703-339-2773
jsc21@email.com
http://www.JoyceScheinman.com



Regards,

Phil Scheinman, ABR, GRI, E-PRO

Broker * Sales Agent * Realtor
Realty One
2831 St. Rose Parkway Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89074
Direct: 702-580-9198
Fax: 702-614-9337
E-mail: smokey25@cox.net

http://www.PhilScheinman.com
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Wed May 8, 2013
If you are really serious about get the best deal possible as a first time home buyer, than I would visit a 10 open houses every Sunday for 5 Sundays in an area I might like to line in. Bring your camera and a note pad, and start asking lots of questions.

You will get a free education on real estate investing and along the way will find an agent who knows of a motivated seller or a short sale that is below market. That's what I do when I want the best deal.


David Cooper Investing in Las Vegas since 1994
http://www.lasvegaswinner.org
702.499.7037
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Joseph Rado…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue May 7, 2013
I want to help and I will prove myself very quickly. I replied to another request of yours already. Let me know if I can help. Thanks
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Suzie Marqua…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue May 7, 2013
I would start by meeting with a lender and get your loan application and qualification for a mortgage underway. I have a great lender recommendation if you would like to talk to her about what she will need. The next step would be to meet and go over your criteria and get a property search set up. I will send you a link to your property search page and we can start looking at what fits your budget and what properties are available. I am always available to answer all your questions.
Thank You
Suzie Marquardt
fahrnyteam@yahoo.com
http://www.FastNevadaShortSales.com
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Trevor Curran, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Great Neck, NY
Tue May 7, 2013
Good evening Waywardbelle,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.

Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Steven Shluk…, , Henderson, NV
Tue May 7, 2013
It looks like you asked 3 questions. I would like to answer them, . With so much to discuss, I truly believe we should talk face to face at best or via phone at minimum. You do not pay a buyers agent -therefore his commission should be of no concern to you. All agents are licensed by the state and are monotored closely. As a buyer you need a buyers agent to look after your interests much as you would want a lawyer to represent you in a lawsuit. . You also need a good lender (unless you pay cash)-one that works closely with your chosen agent . Together they make a team.
A good buyers agent works hard for you to save you from a lot of greif. He also works as your negotiator and can save you money. When you need medical surgery, do you want the best doctor available or do you haggle with a discount doctor?
Please call me to discuss your concerns. 994-4849
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Hank Lauzon, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue May 7, 2013
Hello,.....

Every situation is different.
Your first order of business will be to get qualified from a lender.

With this information,...you will know how much home you can afford.

A good lender will also know of any available first time Home Buyer Programs.

You are also going to need a Realtor to help you find the home to suit your needs and to handle the transaction for you.

Most "Buyer's Agents" get paid from the sellers side,....cost to the buyer for that aspect of the transaction will be none to minimal.

Also,......A good Realtor will have relationships with preferred lenders and can make recommendations to help you get started.

Here is a link to my website http://www.hankslvrealestate.com/Web/AR421930/Article/index/1
From here....you can read up on Home Buyers Tips.
You can also register for free to start searching for homes that meet your criteria..

I would be happy to help you get the ball rolling......
Feel free to call or email me at anytime....
My contact info is below...!


Hank Lauzon III
Realtor

Exit Realty Number One
6600 W. Charleston #119
Las Vegas, Nv 89146

Cell 702-449-0899
Office 702-949-2409
Fax 702-543-6844

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