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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Let's get you in front of a good lender.  

May 01, 2015 11:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Interview more than one agent  but work with just one buyer agent as the agent  can show you all homes even new construction

May 01, 2015 10:33 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tammy. To get pre-qualified by a really knowledgeable loan officers to make sure of all the options available and to make sure to address any credit challenges.

Make it a great weekend!

May 01, 2015 08:46 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Get pre approved first. That is what I would say. 

May 01, 2015 04:51 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Pick a knowledgeable agent and stick with them; do not drive around and call on signs; it will only waste time and increase the frustration level. And most of all; be patient with the search process, but be ready to place an offer when the right home fitting most of the needs and wants appears.

May 01, 2015 11:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Get to the bank and get qualified

May 01, 2015 11:13 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ Don't purchase any big items until after the closing.

May 01, 2015 10:30 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

take time to pick an agent and then trust him/her and take the time to get a good lender - not an on line lender

May 01, 2015 10:20 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Get a home inspection after you have been preapproved.

May 01, 2015 06:44 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

When you find the home you "love", make that offer! If you don't, it will be gone in short order in this market. Some buyers keep making less than committed offers thinking they can get a deal, then lose out. How often can you truly fall in love? Do you really want to "settle" for your fifth or sixth love?

May 01, 2015 11:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't max out your qualified payment, stay within a reasonable budget.

May 03, 2015 02:32 AM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Whatever your weekest category is in buying a home, find an agent that can help offset that weakness (i.e. understanding finance, new construction, schools, 1031 exchanges, income properties, vacation properties, commercial real estate, etc.)  Working with specialists costs the buyer the same as working with a generalist, so why not?

May 03, 2015 02:04 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If you have any quetions about any property, call me before doing anything.  I will go to open houses with you if you like, if not, don't sign anything before calling me.

May 02, 2015 02:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ -

BUY NOW!

(And of course, the process will follow - pre-approval, showings, offer, contract, inspection and closing!)

May 02, 2015 02:19 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Find a buyer's agent you feel comfortable with and stick with that person!

May 02, 2015 01:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Just one piece ... I'm not biting on this.  One piece of advice for a new buyer is just not enough

May 02, 2015 10:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

listen closely to what I am suggesting you do, and then DO IT.

May 02, 2015 06:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Do not make a decision based solely on emotion.  Weigh out your options carefully and listen to the advice of a good Realtor.

May 02, 2015 06:12 AM
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Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

How are you planning on paying for the home?  If cash - Can you provide proof of funds to accompany your offer?  If Financing - Have you had a conversation with a lender to help narrow your search to homes that fit your budget?   

May 02, 2015 05:53 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Be patient and do not buy the first home your see.

May 02, 2015 02:17 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like many others --- choose your lender wisely! 

May 01, 2015 11:42 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Get to you lender or bank and get your lender letter. This gives you an advantage over other buyers and then you are ready to buy the home you really want to buy.

May 01, 2015 11:24 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Buy what you love.

Aug 02, 2018 11:37 PM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Some great advice everyone! Keep them coming incase someone is looking to buy, let's help them out.

May 02, 2015 03:52 AM