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first time home buyers

CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE SWEEPS J.D. POWER HOME BUYER/SELLER SATISFACTION STUDY FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR!

We are so proud to announce that CENTURY 21 Real Estate swept the annual J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study awards for the second year in a row by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate firms across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study, including: First-Time Home-Buyer Satisfaction, Repeat Home-Buyer Satisfaction, First-Time Home-Seller Satisfaction and Repeat Home-Seller Satisfaction.

"This recognition demonstrates that consistency of service is in the DNA of our affiliated broker and sales associate network and it is a key differentiator when working with a CENTURY 21® professional," said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "As a leading global franchisor, we are not only selective about the independent companies and sales professionals who affiliate with us but we also emphasize the importance of building trusted bonds with consumers who visit a CENTURY 21 Office online or in person. Our focus is on depth, not breadth, when it comes to growing our iconic brand throughout the global marketplace."

Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.

4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Don't let these common mistakes hurt your chances of getting the house you want! Contact us today to set up a meeting with one of our highly qualified agents who can guide you through the homebuying experience, step by step!

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Keep these tips in mind for a less stressful homebuying experience!Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible:

1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality.

2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.