As a first time home buyer or investor, it can be difficult navigating the real estate market. As Amanda Stapleton point out, it's important to work with agents who are going to take care of you and help you throughout the entire process.
"As a listing agent, I'm noticing that a lot of first time buyers are coming to properties by themselves, without a realtor. They're going to inspections by themselves. As a first time buyer, you should be getting that support from your real estate agent.You shouldn't be showing up to an open house or looking at a property without your realtor."
It's also important to choose an experienced real estate broker with a reputation that precedes her or him, as Jennifer Hernandez explains. "When you're putting in those offers, they're looking up the agent to see how many deals they've closed. And if you're, you know, if you're working with a newer agent, you might want to work with a more seasoned one, This market, right now, is a really difficult one which none of us have really experienced quite before."
But as Jennifer explains, as long as you are working with the right team of brokers, lenders and attorneys there is no fear to investing in real estate - regardless of your experience or economic situation.
"Don't be fearful apply today. Don't think you're a credit specialist. Let the professionals advise you on what you need to do to get in a home and don't ever take no for an answer just because they could not do it down the street."