Chelsea Vincent's Spyglass Story
Read Chelsea's experience working with us here in Spyglass Realty.
What was the moment where you decide it's time to sell or buy?
When we realized that, after seven years of renting in California, we wanted some equity (and a place to settle down and eventually have kids).
What did you do next?
Well, I headed to Texas for a job, while Kaleb started doing research on area realtors.
What was your biggest fear during this process?
Being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do when! This was our first time buying a home, and because Kaleb was still living in California, I had to do it all myself. Kabel wasn't able to get here until September of 2019, actually. But John helped answer any questions I had, day or night, and completely wanted to make sure Kaleb felt involved in the process as much as possible.
What surprised you about the process?
I was surprised how quickly things were able to come together. My parents had said it would take ~60 days to find a home and get through the process, but we got it all done in a month and we were able to move in just after Christmas Day last year. Having our own home was a wonderful gift, and we will always be grateful for the expediency and hard work both John McCarthy and New American Funding did for us. Rockstars all the way!
What did you learn?
We learned that if you do due diligence and seek out a realtor who has worked with other folks like you (Texas coming back after years in California, as well as first-time home buyers), the process may still be intense, but it doesn't have to be defeating.
Would you do anything differently?
Hm.. I don't think anything! Maybe spend a month sub-leasing to get to know how different parts of town feel and how traffic is, but we're happy with there we landed in Round Rock.
What advice do you have for someone who's like you?
Be frugal and determined, because having your own home is a game-changer for your future financial situation. Check out lots of homes, don't be afraid to ask questions, and, just like in a relationship, the "little" things that bug you about a home now may be a bigger deal to you later, so consider where you can compromise and where you can't (like living near freeway noise or having a home office). Give yourself a space you can grow into.