Real Estate Broker, ABR, SRS, RE/MAX Executive Club
Director, Beverly Carter Foundation



First-Time Home Buyer's Guide

Real estate purchases are often the largest financial transactions of our lives. Yet we do it so rarely that it is difficult to feel comfortable with the forms, the legalese, the players, and the whole process. It is essential that you are prepared. Here are some expert-vetted secrets to find your dream home, land a loan, and ace your home-buying adventure without a hitch. For even more info to guide you through your home-buying journey, take a look at's First-Time Home Buyer Resource Center

Download this handy guide that provides a detailed look at the home buying process for first-time homebuyers.

Real Estate Term­­inology for Home Buyers

You will need to know some common real estate terms when you're getting ready to buy a home. For more unusual terminology, try searching Nolo's Legal Dictionary

Krista's Services for Buying a Home

Negotiate in YOUR best interest

Prepare all necessary documents to protect you

Explain the contracts, process, and details

Handle all details that arise during the home buying process

Photograph the progressive stages of construction on new homes

Provide needed contacts such as inspectors, contractors, lenders, insurance companies, etc.

Answer all your questions to protect your interest in the transaction

Communicate each of the steps of the buying process—keeping you posted on where you are in the process

Quiz – 8 Questions That Predict The Home You Will Buy

Are you shabby chic, modern, cottage, or traditional? Take this quiz and find out.

Top Reasons to Use a REALTOR

Buyers identified the top benefits of working with a real estate broker.