Whether this is your first time shopping for a house, or you are a seasoned 'professional', rest assured that Nadeau Realty Inc. is prepared to pull out the 'stops' to find you the perfect place to call home. You should buy a home. That's what you've been hearing from friends and family, right? So, by now you have likely already thought about it and decided that home ownership was the best decision for you. That's a major hurdle now passed. You are focused and certain. Good.
We work as a very tight-knit group to offer our clients the breadth and wealth of our collective experience. If you are shopping for a hard to snatch-up townhouse or a unique waterfront estate, your NadeauTeam Representative will ensure your wishlist is reviewed in detail with our Team and the collective Team will be on the search to fulfill that wish.
Your buying experience will be second to none... Period.
Benefits for a First-Time Home Buyer
Defining Search Parameters for a First-Time Home Buyer Almost 80% of all home searches today begin on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, home buyers can search through hundreds of online listings, view virtual tours, and sort through dozens of photographs and aerial shots of neighborhoods and homes. You've probably defined your goals and have a pretty good idea of the type of house and neighbourhood you want. By the time you reach your real estate agent's office, you are halfway to home ownership.
How Long Should It Take to Buy Your First Home?
Good real estate agents will listen to your wants and needs and arrange to show only those homes that fit your particular parameters. Your agent should preview homes before showing them to you as well.
How Many Homes Will a Home Buyer See? Studies show that your memory dramatically improves after consumption of carbs and slows upon consuming sugar. So, lay off the soft drinks and have a hearty meal of carbs before venturing out to tour homes. The average number of homes that you will see in one day is seven. Any more than that, and the brain is on overload! Therefore, don't expect to see 20 or 30 homes in one trip out; although it's physically possible to do so, you probably will not remember specific details about any of them.
The "Red Shoes" Experience for a Home Buyer
Can you relate to this? Say, you need a new pair of red shoes. You go to the mall. At the first shoe store, you find a fabulous pair of red shoes. You try them on. They fit perfectly. They are glamorous. Priced right, too. Do you buy them? Of course not!
You go to every other store in the mall trying on red shoes until you are ready to drop from exhaustion.
Then you return to the first store and buy those red shoes.
Do not shop for a home this way. When you find the perfect home, BUY IT.
How a First-Time Home Buyer Can Rate Inventory
- Bring a digital camera and begin each series of photos with a close-up of the house number to identify where each group of home photos start and end.
- Take copious notes of unusual features, colors and design elements.
- Pay attention to the home's surroundings. What is next door? Do 2-story homes tower over your single story?
- Do you like the location? Is it near a park or a power plant?
- Immediately after leaving, rate each home on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
View Top Choices a Second Time Before Buying That First Home After touring homes for a few days, you will probably instinctively know which one or two homes you would like to buy. Ask to see them again. You will see them with different eyes and notice elements that were overlooked the first go-around.
At this point, your agent should call the listing agents to find out more about the sellers' motivation and to double-check that an offer hasn't come in, making sure these homes are still available to purchase.