The real estate market for first-time home buyers in Metro Atlanta/City of Decatur is competitive right now, and the “experts” are saying first-timers aren’t buying. Whaaaaat?!! Over half of my business last year was helping first-time buyers!
Unless you count the cost of college in the 21st century, a home is the single biggest purchase you are likely to make, and navigating loan pre-approval, credit scores, and student debt can be intimidating.
In a competitive, multiple-offer market I successfully helped EIGHT first-time buyers purchase homes in 2015. All but two were in town. I raised my kids in Decatur, and have lived here for over 20 years, so I not only know the real estate market of Metro Atlanta & Decatur but the economy, schools, places of worship, entertainment, etc.
Buying a home in the Metro Atlanta Decatur Real Estate Market is so much more than just picking a house you like. Contracts can be complex and full of terms and procedures that make you want to run away as fast as you can and never look back, but I am your advocate in this; I work for you. I’ll use all of my expertise (and sense of humor-it helps to keep your sense of humor!) to make your way from the first time you see “the one” to placing the keys in your hands.
Here are just a couple of online reviews I received last year from first-time buyers:
Nora is awesome! She listens to what you are looking for and goes after exactly that! Very good communicator during the buying process, with tons of connections around the area. She went out of her way while I was out of town to get my home inspection done. If you want one of the best in the “Deck”, hire her as your agent.
I contacted Nora 2 years ago to help me locate a home that was available to rent for my children and myself. Within a couple of days, she was able to find the perfect home for us and to negotiate a better lease and rent payment. Two years later, I was in a position to purchase a home and immediately contacted Nora. Once again, she was able to locate the perfect home. In less than a week, I was under contract with a price well within my budget. The entire process was smooth and seamless. Nora is professional, experienced, and highly successful In her field. She will work hard for you and make it a pleasant experience from start to finish. I highly recommend Nora Levesque for all your real estate needs!
Let me begin by saying that Nora is worth her 15+ years of real estate experience in gold. We were facing some unique circumstances with a career transition and moving a long distance from Colorado in trying to find the right home for our family’s needs in a tough seller’s market. Nora came through with unprecedented, astounding results! Throughout the four months it took to find our home, Nora was extremely patient, attentive, dedicated to us, and was encouraging even when things looked dim. She refused to give up even when we were about to. With her extensive professional experience in the Atlanta area, Nora has amassed unparalleled connections from lenders, home inspectors, plumbers, surveyors, and any other professional you need for your new home. She knows how to get things done, negotiates obstacles effortlessly, and works problems tirelessly and meticulously. Did I mention that she’s also a blast to work with? Nora is also the type of agent you want by your side with an unflinching level of attention to detail. She easily picked out construction flaws, pest issues, and flood concerns while we were looking for a home and steered us away from properties with potential issues and costly repairs. We trusted her and she found our “needle in the haystack” while putting us in touch with a lender that offered us more favorable terms than I could have imagined and in a home better than we expected. On the day we moved in imagine our surprise when we found a welcome basket from her with different gifts for the family waiting on the doorstep. She’s not just a great real estate agent, Nora is extremely thoughtful and an overall wonderful human being. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Nora, we love our home!