Buying a Property
It's easy to idealize owning property or to think that buying a home is what you should do once you hit a certain age or certain life marker. But many first-time home buyers are surprised at the amount of work that is involved. Owning property can be a lot of work but it's worth every penny and can be incredibly rewarding.
A Key Fact:
A property should be an investment. It's an investment where you live, work, and/or entertain but it's still an investment. When working with buyers I prioritize this mindset to help find a home that is going to pay-off in the long run. Many agents talk about finding a "dream home" for their clients. Finding a home you love is important, but if you're buying a home I also want it to be a home that will provide financial security and stability for your future.
The Right Time:
Sadly there is no scientific "perfect" time to buy and no real estate agent has the secret to which home will quadruple in value over a 10 year period. No one can concretely predict the market anymore than one could predict the weather for a specific day in 6 months. I use experience, current and historical data, and research when guiding clients towards a purchase. Ultimately it is a clients responsibility to decide what's "a good deal" so I aim to educate, inform, and empower buyers. In 1,5,10 or 20 years I want you to be happy with your purchase and to have confidence in your decision.