Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Are you ready to purchase your first home? It is an exciting time, certainly, no matter if you are buying a home alone or with a partner, and no matter if you are buying a small or large property. Home ownership is a milestone in your life, though the process can feel overwhelming at times. Fortunately, you can make your first home purchase a bit easier by avoiding common pitfalls many first time buyers make.

 

Feeling Rushed Into Making an Offer

Purchasing a home is a big decision, and many first time buyers find themselves swept up in the excitement. A common mistake many first time buyers make is rushing into making an offer on one of the first homes they see. Your home search should include tours of multiple properties so that you can weigh the pros and cons of certain styles, sizes, and neighborhoods. Resist the temptation to rush into a decision when you first start your search.

 

Looking for the Perfect Home

In contrast, other first time home buyers stall the purchase process by searching for the perfect home. While you should go into the home purchasing process with a list of expectations from your new property, keeping an open mind will assure you don’t trek all around the city and suburbs looking for a perfect home. Know what you feel comfortable compromising on, and make your new home perfect for you.

 

Working Without a Seasoned Attorney

The home buying process may start with making a list of expectations and setting up tours with your realtor, but there are many other steps to complete before you get the keys to your new home. Offers and inspections, closing paperwork and loan documents – it is easy for a first time buyer to become overwhelmed, stressed out, and downright frustrated. You can eliminate this extra stress by choosing to work with experienced real estate attorneys.

At Bell Law, our team has decades of experience walking side-by-side with first time (and second time, and third time) home and business buyers and sellers. We are proud of our dedication to client satisfaction and communication, all while keeping your best interests at the front of our decisions or recommendations. We are happy and honored to be a part of this milestone in your life! Contact us today to get started.

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent and Attorney

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent and Attorney

Choosing the right professional can make tasks around your home and life a lot easier. For example, you find the right plumber when your pipes are leaking or the right mechanic when your car sounds wrong. When you are ready to buy or sell your house, the right professionals can make the process smoother and protect your assets during the transaction. But with Real Estate Agents and Attorneys around every corner in your neighborhood, how can you know which one will give you the best experience? Here are just a few qualities to look for when choosing a real estate agent and attorney.

Local Knowledge

No matter if you are the buyer or the seller, you want a guide who knows your neighborhood of choice. Look for a Real Estate Agent who is local and knows the best up and coming neighborhoods. Finding a local Attorney is just as important. Knowledge about specific ordinances and laws will assure your transaction happens flawlessly.

Recommendations

When you are looking for an Agent and an Attorney, start by asking your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. A good Agent will have plenty of solid recommendations about their availability, knowledge, and overall experience. Similarly, an Attorney will receive praise for their knowledge and protecting their client assets.

Attention

When you are ready to call a few professionals to help during your buying or selling process, pay close attention to how much attention you receive during that first phone call. You want an Agent and an Attorney who will get back to you promptly and who seems genuinely excited to help you. While real estate professionals are certainly busy with their clients, the best ones have a way of making each client feel cared for.

If you are ready for work with an Attorney who has the local experience in the Chicagoland market, with big and small property transactions, contact the team at Bell Law. We enjoy giving each of our clients the attention they deserve and will assure your sale or purchase goes as smoothly as possible. Give us a call to get started today.

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