We love working with first time home buyers and we have helped hundreds of clients purchase their first homes in Austin and the surrounding areas. We understand the unique challenges that buying your first home presents and we can help you through every step of the process. We know that you want to understand all of your options and to make sure that you're making the right decision. We pride ourselves on our no pressure approach and would love to help guide you through the process.
To get started, we like to schedule a short phone call or in person meeting to discuss your priorities & time frame. During this call or meeting, we can discuss the buying process, different areas of town, and any other questions you might have. Would you prefer to get started over email? That's also completely fine!
If you haven't already spoken with a lender, it's great to start that conversation so that you can get a pre-approval letter, which you will need to make an offer on a home. Even if you don't plan to make an offer right away, a lender pre-approval will show you how much your monthly payments will be at different price points, so we can effectively set your price range.
It's great for you to search online on your own, but we will also set up highly targeted property searches based on the locations we've identified and your specific needs in your new home. The MLS provides us a powerful property search that we have years of experience using, so we can taylor your searches just for you. We will create a separate search for each area/neighborhood that you want to explore, which allows you to easily organize your search.
We'll provide a client portal that allows you to save favorites, possibilities, and discard properties that you don't like. You can make notes on properties so that you can easily remember what you liked about each home. If you're buying your new home with your partner or family, this allows you to share your thoughts on different properties and areas easily.
Everyone moves at their own pace and we're happy to move as quickly or slowly as you would like to. We've found that it's best to spend 2-4 hours on your first appointments looking at homes, as that allows us to arrow down your location. After you know exactly which neighborhoods you would like to target, we can view homes as they hit the market, or spend more time to look at many homes in one outing.
When you're ready to move forward with your purchase, we will guide you through the traditional home buying process. We do understand that a relocation can present unique challenges that usually involve purchasing remotely, and we're happy to help you through this process.
I have to admit that when I first reached out through Yelp to set up a meeting with Eric I was a little skeptical. I was reading reviews of his service like you are right now, and as Eric knows well from our time working together, I'm a person who likes to research and organize just about everything. The fact that I couldn't find even a couple of negative reviews among the hundreds of reviews Eric has across Zillow and Yelp seemed to me to be too good to be true. Fast forward six weeks and one successful closing later, I'm very pleased to report that the service I got was exactly the service I read about if not better. Eric and Bailey Bowden who's Eric's right hand couldn't have been better to work with. This was my first time buying a home, so I had a lot of probably very stupid questions. Despite this, they cheerfully and promptly answered them...
My realtor was Bailey. I bought a house one year ago, and it was one of the most wonderful experiences... Buying a house is no easy challenge, especially for a first-time buyer, but Bailey made me feel comfortable and knowledgeable along the way. We toured several homes together before I found "the one". Finding the time to view homes was easy, and I never felt forced or rushed. Once I found the lovely home I wanted in South Austin (78748), she helped me make an offer and held my hand during the complicated processes of escrow. Thanks to her help we closed in less than 30 days! I honestly had no idea what I was doing, and I'm grateful for all her help. I have now lived here for a year and fall more in love with my house every day. Austin Texas is the best. I highly recommend moving here and working with Bailey and Eric's team! I'm glad I did.
When our friends heard that we were planning to buy a house, they warned us that it was a long, arduous process. With Eric, the process was the exact opposite. With his help we were able to find a great house in much less time than we expected. Eric gave us solid advice throughout the process and helped us get a good deal. Everything went very smoothly and we're excited to move in to our new home! It was our first time buying a house, and we had lots of questions. Eric was very patient, informative, and friendly. He was never hard to get a hold of, and responded very quickly to our messages. He has a lot of experience with the Austin housing market and suggested several neighborhoods that we hadn't been considering. He gave us good advice about renovation possibilities and talked us through which houses we could improve the resale value of.
Meredith Alderson was amazing! We are first time homeowners, and were very nervous about finding a home we liked (and could afford!) in Austin. Meredith was with us every step of the way and made sure we felt comfortable with the process. She was extremely accessible and always ready to explain any parts of the home buying process we were not familiar with. I felt like I was able to trust her to advocate for us, and as a result we ended up with a beautiful home that we are thrilled about. We are truly grateful that we had such an expert in our corner.
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When you're ready to get started, please fill out the short form below & we'll contact you asap. We'd love to have a short phone or email conversation and will then set up a property portal & begin your search.