"Buying your first home is probably the most exhilarating material experience you can have. Nothing else compares. It's where you hang your hat, where you rest your head; it's a source of security, an investment in your financial future. More importantly, a home becomes part of the psyche that houses your most powerful memories. You can reminisce about a rental, but you'll never love it the same way. Your home is where you build a workshop or cement a swing set into the ground or plant a rose garden like my dad and I did. There really is no place like home, especially when it's your own...." - Gary Keller, author of Your First Home
Written by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan, the authors behind national best-sellers The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and SHIFT, Your First Home lays out the many benefits of home ownership, provides a practical eight-step process, and emphasizes the value of working with a team of qualified professionals to ensure a smooth process.
The eight-step process consists of making the decision to buy, how to hire a great real estate agent, determining what you can afford to buy, securing the best financing, recognizing the right home for you, crafting a winning offer and negotiating with sellers, spotting serious issues at inspection, closing on your new home and how to maintain it for years to come. You'll also learn about successful creative financing strategies and ways to overcome less-than-perfect credit.
About the Author
Jay Papasan, former editor at HarperCollins Publishers, coauthorsGary's books and is vice president of learning at Keller Williams. He is a frequent event speaker and corporate trainer.
Gary Keller is a self-made multimillionaire and founder of Keller Williams Realty International, the fifth-largest and fastest-growing real estate franchise system in North America. With over 25 years of industry and investing experience, he's been involved in thousands of transactions. He is also the author of the best-selling The Millioniare Real Estate Agent.
Jonathan Todd Ross, a graduate of the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, has narrated over 120 audiobooks across a wide variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, self-help, YA, biography and memoir, children's literature, and romance. He's won an Audie Award (Restart by Gordon Korman), received numerous YALSA and Earphone Awards (Swindle by Gordon Korman, Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger, and more), and made all of his middle school bullies regret every mean thing they ever said to him when he narrated Tom Brady's The TB12 Method. Jonathan loves narrating all genres, bringing the author's words to audio-life.