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Although we had signed the papers, picked up the keys, and walked into our own home for the first time, we still could not move in right away. Walls needed repainting, carpets needed cleaning, and lights needed to be added. Likewise, everything needed to be sanitized and the locks changed.
Nothing compares to the confusion that occurs during the mortgage process, especially if you have never purchased a home. I am a very prepared person when it comes to finances, but even I learned some extremely valuable information.
I understand that finding an agent is usually a word-of-mouth process, but I don’t know anybody who has bought a home in the area recently, so I went to the search engines. I Googled and Binged agents around the Kansas City area until my fingers bled (not really) and either called or emailed every one of them.