The decision to purchase your first home is one of the biggest and best choices you could ever make. After all, a home is the largest – and most emotional – investment most people will face in their lifetime. So, how do you know if it’s the right time for you to purchase?

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There is never a wrong time to buy the right home. The key is taking the time to evaluate your finances carefully.

A home purchase is an important step that can provide many advantages. Buying your own home is an excellent investment that can deliver several financial benefits. They include equity build up, value appreciation, automatic savings plan, not to mention a new sense of pride!

Start looking at your options today. You don’t have to know everything. As your Keller Williams agent, I’m ready to help you through every step of the process.


I put my clients first and work with each of them individually taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs, and wishes. When you work with me, I will:

  • Educate you about the current conditions of the market
  • Analyze what you want and what you need in your next home
  • Coordinate the work of other needed professionals throughout the process
  • Guide you to homes that fit your criteria and budget
  • Negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deal possible
  • Check and double-check paperwork and deadlines
  • Inform and discuss with you, and suggest solutions to solve any problems that may arise


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To make the financing process as painless as possible, I’ll introduce you to one of our preferred financing partners. This professional will work with you and me to ensure the financial aspect of your home purchase is stress-free.

What will the consultant do for you?

  • Review your current financials
  • Discuss the options available to you during the home purchasing process
  • Guide you to an appropriate price point
  • Negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deal with price, interest rates, loan approval
  • Keep you informed and updated of the entire financial process throughout your purchase.


So you’ve met with your trusted advisors, and now you’re ready to begin your search. But how or where do you start? There are a lot of homes out there, and diving in without a guide can become overwhelming and confusing.

As your Keller Williams agent, I’ll help you more accurately pinpoint homes that fit your criteria. The right home will meet all your essential needs, and as many of your additional wants as possible.

Some questions you might ask yourself include:

  • What amenities are crucial for you and your family?
  • How much space do you need and why?
  • Which is more critical: location or size?
  • Would you be interested in a fixer-upper?
  • How critical is home value appreciation?
  • Is neighborhood stability a priority?
  • Is accessibility to main routes a priority?
  • What features are not negotiable in your new property?

You’ll learn as you look at homes, your priorities will probably adjust along the way.


Once you’ve found a home you love, the next step is deciding on a price. It’s important to remember that a home is an investment. As your agent, I can give you information on other properties in the neighborhood to help you ensure you make an informed decision when it comes to price. I’ll explain and guide you through the offer process.

Some things to consider when deciding on the best price point are:

  • List price – Start with the price point that the home is listed at. This will give you a base when looking at the home’s value
  • Market Analysis – I’ll give you an idea of comparable home values in the neighborhood to help you decide if the price point is on par
  • Improvements – I can give you a list of improvements made to the home and help you determine its market value.


I’ll provide you with improvements and challenges within your home. This way, you’ll know what you are getting into before you complete the purchase.

Knowing what work has and has not been done to your home is important information to have in the buying process. While updates can increase your home value, damages can take money out of your pocket. Your main concern is the possibility of structural damage, which can come from water, shifting ground, or poor construction.

Very often, a problem appears to be big but can be fixed with minimal effort and not a huge budget.


Once you’ve determined a price point you’re comfortable with, you’re in the “home” stretch! But, to ensure that you don’t put the property purchase at risk, you have a couple of responsibilities that you’ll need to keep in mind:

  • Staying in control of your credit and finances. Don’t make any large purchases during this time. It’s essential to keep your financials steady throughout the buying process. Talk to your financial consultant for guidance.
  • It’s essential to stay in constant communication with your financial guide and your agent during this process. Be sure to return all phone calls and complete paperwork promptly. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions. I’m here to help you!


Congratulations, and welcome home! The home-buying process is complete, which means it’s time for your maintenance plan! It’s now your responsibility, and in your best financial interest, to protect your investment for years to come. Performing routine maintenance on your home’s systems is always more affordable than having to fix big problems later. Be sure to watch for signs of leaks, damage, and wear.

And remember, just because the sale is complete, your relationship with me, your Keller Williams agent, doesn’t need to end! After you buy, I can still help you by providing information on the real estate market, finding contractors and repair services, and even tracking your home’s current value.