First Time Homebuyers- Getting Real

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Judith Sutton ABR CRS IDS PMN ASP IAHSP SRES GREEN   908 803-0472


Be Realistic About Your Desired Features

It's important to go into your home search with clear priorities. This includes
knowing which features and amenities you need your home to have versus the
ones that are nice perks



Sorting features into different categories and priority levels can help you as you review
available listings and decide which homes to tour and in what order. Here’s a great way to help
you think about it:

• Must-Haves – If a house doesn’t have these features, it won’t work for you and your lifestyle.

• Nice-To-Haves – These are features you’d love to have but can live without. Nice-to-haves aren’t dealbreakers, but if the home hits all the must-haves and some of these items too, it’s a contender.

• Dream State – This is where you can dream bigger. Again, these are not features you’ll absolutely
need, but if you find a home in your budget that has all the must-haves, most of the
nice-to-haves, and any of these, it’s a clear winner.

As you kick off your homebuying process, share these things with your Professional Real Estate Professional and trusted advisor
so you're aligned from the start and know how to focus your home search. Choose wisely, and make sure you have all of her support. You may count on me to give you my full attention

“Focus on the goal you set out for yourself, like your list of must-haves and nice-to-haves and your budget, . . . Stick to that. Be persistent." (and you will achieve success!)

Bottom Line

As a first-time buyer, it’s especially important to carefully consider what’s truly
essential to your lifestyle. Your first home doesn't have to be your forever home. The
most important thing is taking the first step toward building a brighter, more stable
financial future. Let’s connect so you can achieve that dream!


:...Let your next purchase be an inspired one!...  

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