Buying a residence can be a stressful experience. You will experience a roller coaster of emotions while finding the right place, securing the loan, and finally moving in. For most of us, the first time home purchase is the largest investment we’ve ever considered. The emotions of purchasing something so expensive and personal can often cloud our business judgment.
Imagine the Property Vacant
Your furnishings and decorations will be the ones filling this new residence. Don’t be swayed by beautiful furniture; it leaves with the owner.
Income - Lifestyle - Mortgage Payment
Sit down with us and honestly discuss your income level and living expenses. Take into account future considerations, children, add-ons, amenities, and fix-ups. Your dream home is certainly worth a sacrifice, but don’t mortgage your entire future.
View Several Homes
See at least 7-10 properties. Don’t move too slowly, but don’t move on the first property you see. With our help, you should be able to view enough properties to get a good overall perspective of the home market. When you find the right property, all the leg work will be worth it.
Utilize The Freis Guys
By aligning yourself with the Freis Guys, you will have an entire team at your disposal. Utilize your lender, title rep, and us. Each of us should work hand in hand for your benefit. Explore all the options before you sign.
Be a Detective
Check out all costs and expenses before you sign, including utilities, taxes, insurance, maintenance, and home owner dues if applicable. Make sure all utilities (gas, electricity, and water) are on during your walk-through (if you are having one) so you can inspect everything in working order. Ask lots of questions and be very detail conscious.
If It’s Not In Writing, It Doesn’t Exist
All promises and discussions should be in writing. Don’t make any assumptions or believe any assurances. Even the best intentions can be misinterpreted. We will keep an ongoing log in writing of all discussions and get the seller’s written approval on all agreements. Just remember that we cannot document things that are said when we are not present. For your protection, let us do the negotiations for you.
Loyalty Breeds Loyalty
Be open, honest and up front with all of our team. Holding back on important details will cause headaches, delays or may even keep you from getting into the home you worked so hard to get. Take the time to select the all the players in the beginning and your first home purchase will be a pleasing and memorable experience.