Purchasing and investing in real estate is a big deal. For most Americans, the purchase of a home is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. But choosing to fly solo in such a major transaction could end up being more costly than a real estate agent’s commission. So how do you choose a real estate agent?

Not All Agents Are Created Equal

When you’re looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else, a good agent will put their clients first. The agent you choose is going to be your advocate to help you make your dream of home ownership come true.

Real estate agents are often chosen solely on the recommendation of a friend or family member. It is best if you do your own research: check how long they have been in business; talk to recent clients or request recommendations; look up their licensing information; and finally, choose someone that is right for you.

A Great Agent Will Help:

Remember, a home is an investment. Choosing a good agent and consulting with them will ensure that you are making an informed decision.

If you are ready to purchase a home, contact one of our Licensed Mortgage Loan Originators today to get started!

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, and an important life milestone. Whether it’s the first time you’ve ever moved, or if you’ve moved many times before, being unprepared can make it stressful. Here’s a schedule for the month leading up to your move-in date to help you get prepared and stay prepared for this new chapter in your life:

Four Weeks Prior to Move:

Three Weeks Prior to Move:

2 Weeks Prior to Move:

1 Week Prior to Move

Moving Day

Moving doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Being well-prepared will help you eliminate stress from the moving process and transition smoothly into your new home. Click here for more moving information and tips.

For a printable version of this checklist, click here.

If you are looking to begin the home-buying process soon, click here to contact one of our Licensed Mortgage Loan Originators today to pre-qualify and begin the home searching process with confidence.