Experienced Real Estate, Legal and Financial professionals can be a tremendous wealth of knowledge to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Professionals are a resource that home buyers and home sellers alike should look to for continuous information in a constantly changing real estate landscape. See what our professionals had to say about todays ‘hot topic’…

What Advice Would You Offer A First Time Home Buyer?

Nina Eikovitz – Real Estate Agent at Links Residential • 201-992-3600

Make sure you are working with an agent and lender that is familiar with the area you want to be in and can educate you in the home buying process. A good agent will have all the patience in the world and allow you to take your time to find the perfect home that works for you.

Avia Blum – Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker, Alpine/Closter  • 201-965-9248

Prepare well in advance for your new home purchase by working with competent people.  Be positioned to buy when the time is right, by making sure your credit is good, and getting a pre-approval from a reputable lender. Chose a realtor based on the area you are searching in, and work with an attorney who does only real estate.

Esther Schlanger – Real Estate Agent at V & N Realty • 201-803-7203

I recommend that a first time home buyer consults with a mortgage broker or mortgage lender early in the house hunting process in order to determine what their house-buying budget really is, and to obtain a Pre-Approval (not a Pre-Qualification!) letter. Once they’ve done this, they will be ready to make an offer immediately when the right house comes along.  Because, as we all know, “GHGF”: Good houses go fast, so the ability to make a prompt offer is critical

Shmuel Shayowitz – President, Approved Funding • 201-833-0123

Special thanks to Nina, Avia and Esther for their comments above. Our professionals have excellent insight, and the mutual recommendation seems to be finding a reputable and knowledgeable professional before a home buyer embarks on this exciting and often overwhelming
journey to homeownership. Call me for excellent recommendations to professionals that you will suit your personality and individual needs. We look forward to sharing additional professional perspectives on other topics of interest.

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