When people first start thinking about buying a home there is typically a flood of emotions that range from excitement to fear of the unknown. This is totally normal, so don’t let it become overwhelming. There are a couple things that every home buyer should keep in mind that help with managing expectations and understanding the process.

The most important thing to remember when getting ready to buy a home is to buy a home when YOU are ready to buy a home. This means you have weighed all the options from renting to living with roommates to living at home and you are financially ready to take the leap into homeownership.

Understanding all of the finances that go into a real estate transaction are definitely overwhelming at first but Kosmala Real Estate (and any good real estate company) works with a myriad of “vendors” that are part of our team and referral network, from lenders to movers, which means you don’t have to stress too much during the entire transaction. Our preferred lenders will make you feel confident about your financial situation and help you make the best possible decision.

The second most important thing to remember is actually something you shouldn’t do. Don’t try to “time” the market. Timing the market is something buyers try to do because they think they know what the real estate market is doing and what it will do in the future. WRONG. The real estate market is always cycling up and down and is fairly unpredictable which makes all real estate agents jobs pretty difficult when we are supposed to be the experts.

Now, if REALTORS® have trouble predicting the market you can only imagine how hard that would be if you weren’t a professional. You may think you are buying in the best time when its actually the worst and you might think its the worst time to buy and it’s actually the best, that’s why it’s important to buy a home when you are ready and your let the professionals handle the rest.

The best tactic when thinking about buying a home is to reach out to a licensed professional so let me make this easy for you. I am listing my personal contact information below, give me a call and let me get you a professional in your area!