Top 5 Questions First-Time Home Buyers Ask

Posted by Jennifer Dollar on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 10:47am

five_tips_400First-time home buyers are bound to have a lot of questions, and because buying a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will ever make, they should.  The list of questions is practically endless, but some of them get asked more than all the others.  Here are the top 5 questions that first-time home buyers ask and their answers.

Should You Hire A Real Estate Agent?

Yes.  That's the simple answer.  A real estate agent can help you every step of the way from looking for a home to buying a home, and this help is especially important for first-time home buyers.  Your agent can help you with everything from figuring out how much buying power you have to finding the perfect home to negotiating the many aspects of the deal.  Hire a real estate agent.  It's an investment in a good first-time home buying experience.  At Realty Executives, our experienced realtors are here to help you through the entire process.

How Long Will It Take?

You can't know for sure how long it will take to find and buy a home, but when you are motivated to buy and you know what you are looking for then finding the right home will often only take a few weeks.  In many cases, it can be done in days.  Your agent should find homes that give you everything you want, so finding one you want to buy shouldn't take long.  Assuming your agent previews homes before showing them to you, as they should, there is no reason why buying a home would take a long time.

How Many Homes Will You Look At?

The answer to this question will depend on many things, but you typically shouldn't see any more than 5 to 7 homes in one day.  You could see more than that, but trying to remember which house was which will be difficult, if not impossible.  If you give your agent a clear idea of what you want in a home, then you may not need to see many homes at all.  Remember that the goal here is quality, not quantity.

Should You Buy Or Wait And See?

The number of homes that you see will also depend on your readiness to buy, and it will take longer if you are always wondering if the next house will be better.  Go in knowing everything that you want in a home so that you will know when you have found the right home for you.  You will want to see the ones you are considering a second time to make sure, but don't be afraid to move when you know it's the right house for you.  You can wait and see, but if a house has everything that you want, then what are you waiting for?

Are You Buying The Right House?

It is essential that you know everything you need and want in a house before you choose one and ideally before you even start looking at houses.  This will go a long way when it comes to deciding if a house is the right house for you.  Also, consider factors like resale potential if you don't plan to live in the house forever.

These are the top 5 questions first-time home buyers ask.  There are many more that join them, but these serve to give you some insight into the process of buying a home so that you know what to do and what to expect.  And you will know if something isn't working out like it should.

 

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