When you are buying a house for the first time, everything about the process can seem daunting. Besides deciding how big of a home you need, where to look for financing, and even deciding whether it’s the right time to buy at all, you have to find a North Georgia Realtor you can count on. To a lot of new buyers, that can seem like a difficult decision… and one that carries a lot of weight.
Since finding the right realtor can mean the difference between a home search that’s fun and exciting and one that feels like a never-ending chore, I’d like to offer a quick piece of advice to first-time homebuyers everywhere: look for someone with patience and experience.
There is a tendency, especially amongst young people who might have a friend or relative who has recently gotten into the business, to go with a newer realtor. There’s nothing wrong with that – I was new once too, and we all have to start somewhere – but it might not be the best idea if you haven’t been through the process before. That’s because being a realtor is more than simply showing properties and collecting a commission check; there’s lots of guidance, handholding, and questioning that are also part of the job. And when it comes to first-time homebuyers, they’re the skills that are most important.
The same goes for choosing a realtor who is patient. You might be in a hurry to choose your next house and move in, but having someone who is a little bit calming, not to mention willing to take the time to answer your questions, can be a big help.
As a first-time home buyer, you’re about to make a lot of big decisions that you will either come to love or regret years down the road. Make sure you choose a realtor who is patient experienced, and you’ll have a good head start on all the others.
Call or stop by Harry Norman, Realtors North Georgia Office today. It won’t take long to figure out why we’re the oldest and largest agency dealing in Big Canoe®, Jasper, Dawsonville, Dahlonega and Ellijay GA real estate.