Step 1: Get pre-approved before you start looking for a home
A pre-approval will let you know what you can afford and that you qualify for a loan. Sellers also will take your offers more seriously knowing that you are prequalified and ready to buy the home.
Step 2: Get your finances in order
There will be many costs that come with buying a home. It’s important to make sure you understand the necessary expenses. Expenses included would be earnest money, inspection fees and closing costs.
Step 3: Find a real estate agent
A real estate agent will guide you through the home buying transaction and will be at your disposal for any questions or concerns. They help you find quality listings to match your criteria and negotiate on your behalf when it comes to presenting offers. And the best part, it doesn’t cost you anything to use a buyer’s agent. Their compensation is from the commission paid by the seller of the house.