You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Ever bought a house before? If not, guess what? You don’t know what you don’t know.
I’m here to tell you from experience that having now bought four homes, I know so much more then I did before I bought my first one. I wish that I could go back in time and impart some of that wisdom to first-time buyer me.
The typical first-time buyer has to become educated about the home-buying process through some combination of their parents, their friends, Dave Ramsey and some 10-page long magazine articles written many years ago. This piece meal approach often leaves the prospective buyer in a state somewhere between dazed and confused.
It’s always been curious to me that there is no good place online that provides real education and assistance to people who haven’t bought a house before. Research continually shows that lack of education, lack of confidence and lack of down payment are three of the biggest obstacles to first-time home ownership. With a lack of education of the home buying process, it often leads to problems with confidence and down payment.
People need to know what they don’t know if we want them to become first-time homebuyers. There is a great opportunity to deliver education, empowerment and tools to consumers in a way that will help them understand the home buying process and be confident to proceed toward a purchase. Most people don’t want to take the first step down a dark and unknown path. However, light that path, put a guide beside them and let them know the steps required to reach the finish line and most will happily take the first step and every step there after until they reach their goal.
This is the opportunity in the real estate space today. If we want more people to purchase homes and enjoy the satisfaction, upward mobility and financial security of home ownership, then we need to dedicate tools and resources to help them. If you feel the same, please let us know.