You’ve spent countless hours obsessing over finding the perfect home, downloaded every homebuying app to your phone, signed up to receive selling status notifications on the homes you're interested in, and visited every single open house in the neighborhood of your choice. You've set your budget, secured your preapproval, and have your down payment funds ready to go. The time has finally come! You’ve found your dream home and you’re ready to make your first offer. In the words of Kevin McCallister from the movie Home Alone, “This is it, don’t get scared now!”
Here are some helpful pointers to keep in mind when putting an offer on your first home.