In today’s real estate market in the Pascack Valley and surrounding Bergen County, first time home buyers make up the highest percentage of potential buyers. Since buying a home is your largest investment you’ll ever make, its vital to learn the entire home purchasing process and have guidance throughout the transaction until the keys to your new house are in your hand. the Spring Market is almost upon us, so get ready now!
Some quick tips for all 1st time home buyers:
Find yourself a qualified real estate buyer’s agent to represent you. Do NOT use the listing agent as your agent. When the agent represents both sides of the house purchase, its called ‘dual agency’ and it is a disservice to you. I have heard too many horror stories of buyers overpaying, not getting everything they thought was included in the sale, or just not receiving enough customer service and communication during the house purchase. You should also use an agent you click well with. If you are tech savvy, don’t use an agent who doesn’t even have a cell phone or barely knows how to turn on a computer.
You should get pre approved for a mortgage before you start seriously searching. This way you know that you can obtain a mortgage and exactly what price range you should be looking at and not wasting time looking at homes you can’t afford.
Want to see what homes and condos are available in Bergen County in a typical first time home buyers’ price range? Click here!
Intimidated by the process?
Well fear not, I will be offering free, one on one consultations or seminars for 1st time home buyers in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Sign up below! Consultations & seminars will take place in River Vale.