So you’re thinking that it’s time to take the plunge and become a homeowner?

That’s fantastic news! Owning a home not only has financial perks but it also eliminates the stresses of renting. As exciting as the prospects of owning are, you probably have many questions. How do you get started? How can you get the best deal? We are here to answer all your questions. For starters, here are two of the most common questions we get from first time home buyers.

“Do I really need an agent?”

Yes, you do, and we’re not just saying this because we are real estate agents. The home buying process is quite involved and is difficult to navigate for even seasoned home buyers. Real estate transactions are different every time, each presenting their own challenges and unique situations. Some sales go off without a hitch while others experience a series of roadblocks. If things ever get tricky, you will be glad you decided to work with an agent, especially when having one can make the difference between losing your dream home or making it to the closing table.

“What should I look for in a home?”

You should consider your first home an investment that can give you returns down the road. More often than not, your first home isn’t going to be your last one, so you should also buy with the consideration of its resale value. For this reason, you should look for homes that are located in desirable areas that are in good condition. Your real estate agent will know Charlotte’s home value trends and only show you homes that are likely to benefit you for years to come.

We hope that these two answers give you something to chew on while you brainstorm about your future home. When you’re ready to start seeing some houses, give us a call. We will be more than happy to guide you through the whole home buying process.

We will be more than happy to guide you through the whole home buying process.