Thursday, March 19, 2020 / by Lindsey Gudger
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There are three things I find myself telling buyers over and over, either because I like to remind them or they ask about it. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or this is your seventh purchase, you can benefit from this advice:
1. Focus on what you can’t change. Don’t get hung up on the things you’ll be able to alter once the home is yours. Focus on location, school district, and house style. You can make any other changes to create your dream home. Don’t miss an opportunity simply based on carpet or an outdated kitchen.
2. Don’t wait to see what the market does. None of us can predict the future with total accuracy. Brokers have plenty of data to help with this somewhat, but no one can foresee what will happen entirely. You need to make decisions based on your goals and what you need. You have control over this, not the market. 90% of the time you’ll wish you hadn’t waited to make a move.
3. Ask your agent questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! It’s okay to not know everything; that’s why we’re here. You aren’t bothering us by asking things you need to know. It’s our job to guide you through the process and keep you educated every step of the way.
If you have further questions about these points or real estate in general, please reach out to us via phone or email. We would love to help you.