One of the greatest joys of working in this business of real estate in Denver is helping someone buy that first house. The excitement is palpable and it is especially gratifying when everything goes according to plan: the lender gets the money there; the inspection works out; there are no title glitches; and everyone gets the times and locations correct. No drama just weeping for joy! When you hear someone asking real estate related questions please introduce us, but make sure to read on…
Owning a home is the great American dream! When it comes to buying a home, most of your clients naturally begin by combing through thousands of online listings, oohing and aahing as they find homes they ♥. While the process varies from client to client, that first-time home buying feeling only happens once. And when it comes to that group, here are the facts:
- First-time buyers account for 52% of the future buying potential
- Despite being plagued by student loan debt and in a different headspace than previous generations, Millennials are ready to buy with the majority of current first-time home buyers being in this generation
- Older Millennials (25-34) dominate current home shoppers, making up 33% of the market
As with all buyers, first-time home buyers are aware of the long-term financial commitment that comes with homeownership. However, while they know what features and amenities they want in a home and are expecting a mortgage payment, they may not know about the additional “hidden” costs associated with buying a home. Remember, these buyers are completely new to the process and are looking for an agent who knows their stuff! In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, 74% of Millennials said that help understanding the purchase process is the most beneficial part of having a real estate agent. This is your chance to demonstrate your value! We’ve made that easy for you by creating the infographic below for you to share directly with your first-time home buyer clients.
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