Monday, April 9, 2007

First Time Buyers: Helping Define YOUR Dream

I love assisting first time home buyers! The opportunity to own their home is exciting and that excitement bubbles right out of these buyers. Many have a picture in their head of what their dream home looks like and it is my job to figure out what that picture is and help them find it. Is it the little bungalow with the white picket fence? A new trendy condo with views of the Mississippi? Or a fixer-upper that they can renovate and build equity?

Everyone has a different dream. As a home buyer’s representative, I work with you to define your dream. It doesn’t cost buyers one cent to have representation but what they receive is priceless!
In the current buyers’ market, there are so many options in every price range throughout the Twin Cities. I did a search a few days ago for a buyer and in a 15 mile radius from her place of employment, there were over 200 homes she could consider! While it is great to have options, 200 choices are overwhelming. So how do you narrow down your choices? Work with a professional real estate agent. As a Realtor, I work hard to understand your needs and lifestyle so we can find your perfect home.

To assist buyers, I asked them to define their dream…What was most important their home? Beyond the number of bedrooms and baths or how many garage spaces, how do they really live?

I take the time to talk with my buyers about their lives and what is important to them. By taking a short, lifestyle inventory I focus in on what makes up their ideal house. Once defined, the list of potential properties can be narrowed quickly to a reasonable amount of serious possibilities. By understanding what the buyers’ picture perfect home is, I can help them stay focused and not waste time with homes that don’t fit the dream. It most cases it only takes a short time to locate several good options and one “perfect” home to make an offer on.

If you are relocating to Minnesota, are looking for Homes for Sale in the north and east Twin Cities metro area and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call. Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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