Quick & Simple Guide To Buy Your First Knoxville Home (In 500 Words Or Less)

Did you ever read cliff notes in high school? For those books like Moby Dick or The Grapes of Wrath, they offered a shorter, simplified explanation for what happened in the books, winning the hearts and minds of many high school students.

In this post, we’ll provide you with the Cliff Notes version of how to buy your first Knoxville home. It will be a shorter, simplified version of some of the other guides we’ve written about buying your first home.

Read on for a quick and simple guide to buy your first Knoxville home, told in 500 words or less.

Find A Realtor

The first step to buying your first Knoxville is to find the right realtor.

Talk to friends and family members see if they have any recommendations. The internet can also be a useful resource to find a realtor who is right for you. Just be sure you find a realtor who specializes in the area you want to buy in.

Get Pre-Approved

Getting pre-approved is the second essential step when you buy your first Knoxville home. A pre-approval lets you know how much you can afford and helps you start off the home search with confidence.

While it’s your choice who you use a mortgage lender, your realtor can offer insightful advice. Being in the business, they know who takes care of their clients and who doesn’t.

Be Decisive In Your Search

Successful home searches start with decisive buyers. Before you start your home search, determine what you want in a home and what you need.

Be sure to have a clear understanding of the difference between these two things. You’ll waste more time when you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Make A Smart Offer

When you finally find the perfect house. Make a smart offer. It will allow you have more success in the current market and will save you time.

Talk with your realtor about a realistic price and consider what other options you make be asking for. Your realtor is your hugest resource in making a smart offer.

Keep Focused Until The Close Date

Finally, the journey to buy your first Knoxville home isn’t over til it’s over. Be smart during loan approval. Don’t go spending tons of money. Don’t apply for new credit card or quit jobs.

Be sure to have the conversation with your loan officer about what you shouldn’t do.

Buying your first Knoxville home is an exciting and overwhelming experience. If you’re like most first-time buyers, you may not be sure where to start. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at [email protected].

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