Purchasing a home for the first time can be an intimidating process for the prospective owner. A house is likely one of the most significant investments a person will make in his/her lifetime so understanding what to expect, what to look for, and what to avoid are important steps.
Four local companies have joined together to provide a First Time Home Buyers Seminar as a community service opportunity. The event is free and open to first-time homebuyers and those who have purchased a home in the past but want to know what to expect from today’s real estate market.
The seminar will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Sandhills Horticultural Garden Ball Visitor’s Center on Lindbergh Place on the Sandhills Community College campus.
“We want folks to feel good about the process of buying a home. This is our contribution to the community. We have the knowledge they need and want to make sure that people know it is not as scary as it looks,” said Karen Reese May, a real estate broker with Keller Williams in Southern Pines. “This is a great time to buy a home and there are a lot of opportunities and price points. Here is your chance to pick our brains and find out what you need to know.”
“We will go over the initial paperwork a potential buyer must complete to start the process. Then there is a flow and sequence of events they can better anticipate,” she said.
Other topics will include how to interview for a Realtor, the importance and impact of home insurance, and how a home inspector can ensure you are getting what you think you are buying in a home.
“You need to find a team of people that you connect with. The purpose of this seminar is to educate you on what steps are needed and who you should be talking to,” May said. “We are giving our time and information freely because of our many years of expertise in these fields.”
For more information about the First Time Homebuyer’s Seminar or to pre-register to attend, please call Karen Reese May at (910) 986-0801.