IMPORTANT: Buying a home is likely the largest
investment a person makes in their lifetime.
So every step of the process should be taken only with the expert
advice and guidance of professionals with extensive knowledge
of your specific needs and options.
will be PROFESSIONALS such as
(but not limited to) REALTORs®, Home Loan Specialists, Real Estate
Attorneys, Inspectors, Service Contractors and Accountants/Financial Advisors. Any one of those professionals can suggest
others to you because they’ve successfully provided superior guidance to their
previous clients. You’ll notice I
underlined the words “professionals” and “experts” because, by meaning, it defines
those who have special skills, knowledge and mastery of a
particular subject as a result of training and/or experience AND they
practice in a profession on a daily basis and have a good track record of
success with previous clients.
Should you ask for advice from family and friends? Of course, some of them may have bought or
sold real estate in the last few months and could give you names of
professionals and experts who helped them.
But unless they are one of those experts, because they want only the
best for you, they’ll give you the same advice of getting the professionals who
can provide you with the expert advice you need in making some big decisions,
that will effect your life for probably the next 30 plus years.