I often get asked:

I am thinking about buying a home, what do I need to do first.

Well, I am going to keep it as simple as 1,  2,  3…

1Contact Ralston Real Estate and get a buyer’s agent.  I realize this seems a little self serving, but honestly, buying a home without a buyers agent can be risky business, not to mention will cause you a whole lot of extra work and frustration.  Listing agents work for the seller and that’s where their loyalty lies.  Buyer’s agents work for you, the buyer, and will work hard to get you the best deal possible and make sure that you find your perfect “NEW PLACE”.  Hiring a buyer’s agent up front will save you time and money.  Your Buyer’s agent will be connected to everyone that you need to deal with when you buy a home. And the best part of all, the buyer’s agent gets paid by the seller, so our services to you, the buyer, is FREE.   [Read more about The 5 Top Reasons To Hire A Buyer’s Agent…]


2 Get Pre-Qualified for a loan.  I can’t stress this point enough.  Getting this task done early will guide you through the rest of the process.  You need to know upfront, how much of a loan you are qualified for and how much you are comfortable spending on a home.  Then you can make sure you are looking at the correct price range.  More importantly, the good homes sell fast, and when you find your dream home, you will be ready to submit an offer.  You don’t want to fall in love with a home to only find out that it is not in your price range or loose the deal while you are getting a pre-qualification letter from a lender.  Be Ready to buy when you find your perfect NEW PLACE!


3Start looking at houses.  As soon as you are pre-qualified, your Ralston Realtor, will have homes ready for you to see.  Only by getting inside some homes will you be able to get the feel for what you really want and what is available.  You will then be able to fine tune your search and zero in on your perfect New Place.  I have seen it time and time again.  I always tell my buyer’s, “You will know it when you walk into Your New Home”.  I can see it in the buyer’s faces when they have found the one.  It is the best part of my job and the most exciting feeling for the new home owner!!


So don’t wait any longer, contact us to get started on the search for YOUR NEW PLACE!

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