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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I wish I had access to all the information that is now at our fingertips!  They need to be reminded how good they have it with the internet and all the available technology!

Jun 06, 2016 07:03 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I wish I had known that the Agent represented the Seller, and that the Agent was more interested in his commission check than he was in helping me get a good house.

Jun 06, 2016 05:56 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I wish I knew I was heading for a divorce so soon after we moved in!

Jun 06, 2016 07:58 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I wish I had know how much work goes into making a house a home.  My first house was new construction so we had to do all the landscaping and hang all the drapes, blinds, etc.

Jun 06, 2016 05:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That I should have done it earlier, while still in college.

Jun 06, 2016 02:54 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

My eyes were wide open in my pre- license class thirty years ago.  Should have taken the class before I bought my first house.

Jun 06, 2016 09:04 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Cody Carmen I wish I was in real estate when I purchased and sold my first home.

Jun 06, 2016 07:35 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

That the housing crash of 2007 was about to begin...

Jun 06, 2016 06:33 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Before I bought my first home?

That I was to be promoted and transferred within a year.

Now, what I find today are buyers who perceive themselves fully informed and capable, stoked to the max with HGTV.

When to rain on their parade is the hard decision. "No, that is reality TV!  In the real world, lowballing is not going to work."

Jun 06, 2016 06:29 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

Maintenance and upkeep costs were my big awakening.

Jun 06, 2016 05:59 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Actually ignorance was bliss and my wife's intuition plus good seller paid off

Jun 06, 2016 05:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wish I knew how much it cost to re-model a kitchen!

Jun 06, 2016 10:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cody Carmen - a lot, I'd say. I was in IT when I bought my first home - and that is also a reason for me to be in Real Estate...

Jun 06, 2016 03:55 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

There are so many First Time Home Buyer classes and FTHB loan programs available that anyone who is seriously interested in becoming a homeowner just needs to take advantage of those resources. There is a ton of information on the internet to help them locate any resources they need to move forward.

I would have liked to know more about VA financing since we went that route vs. conventional.

 

Jun 06, 2016 02:10 PM
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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

We did not get an inspection, but we were very lucky and had no issues.

Jun 06, 2016 11:54 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Nothing in particular.  Now, though, I think first time homebuyers often don't understand the true cost of owning and maintaining a home.  Like Sybil Campbell said, there is cost in making a house a home... and there is the ongoing maintenance.  I think they don't have adequate savings to cover unexpected expenses.

Jun 06, 2016 08:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cody,

Having had our commercial real estate practice, we were well-informed.  So nothing there for us, and we are natural researchers and we knew exactly what we wanted and where.  A

Jun 06, 2016 07:18 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I bought my first home in 2008.  I'm sure you can guess what I wish I knew.

Jun 06, 2016 07:15 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not a thing; it was perhaps the best home/property purchase I ever made.

Jun 06, 2016 06:30 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The costs of homeownership

Jun 06, 2016 06:08 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Cody, it is disheartening to hear that buyers lack knowledge about the home buying process. We all seem to hope that our information, knowledge and experience is getting out to the buying public with all the media outlets we now have in today's world. I would think that down payments and the tightening of lending in the past several years would be a bigger factor.

Jun 06, 2016 05:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Should have bought the first home I viewed.  6 months later still kicking myself.

Jun 06, 2016 05:08 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

purchase home warranty first year

Jun 30, 2017 05:57 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

to have a home inspection.

Jun 07, 2016 09:43 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Great answer from Wayne Martin !

Jun 06, 2016 10:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Jun 06, 2016 09:13 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that I was going to get a divorce in the next 12 months.  Yeah it sucked.  I lost a ton of money

Jun 06, 2016 02:37 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

My first purchase was a co-op - never again! Wish I knew how arbitrary the board can be in declining potential buyers when you try to sell.

Jun 06, 2016 12:59 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That fix ups cost three times more than the estimate and that they take three times longer than they tell you!

Jun 06, 2016 12:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I cannot think of anything that I wished I had known. My husband was very handy and mechanical and could do almost all the maintenance. He and I installed the HVAC system, put on a new roof, built on a room and storage building, installed a fireplace and remodeled the bath and kitchen. If you can't do those things then you need to know trusted vendors to call and have the money to pay them.

Jun 06, 2016 12:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wish I sould have known the neighbors better

Jun 06, 2016 11:52 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Most issues are not as scary as they think 

Jun 06, 2016 11:10 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I wish I would have known the doors to the bedrooms didn't close. My second home had doors that closed.

Jun 06, 2016 10:46 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

That the Sales Consultant was just looking out for himself!

Jun 06, 2016 09:22 AM