If you're a first-time homeowner, congratulations on your new home! There are a few tips and tricks for homebuyers presented by Oleg Sedletsky Realtor in Dallas TX

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, congratulations on your new home!
Now that you’re a property owner, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account .
In this article you will find some tips and tricks to help you get started.

When you first move into your new home, you’re excited to start furnishing it and making it your own.
After all, moving into your first home is an exciting milestone!
Before you start unpacking, there are a few essentials that you’ll need to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Here are 10 essentials that every first-time homebuyers need when moving into a new home(in no particular order).

1. A fire extinguisher

First time homebuyers need to be aware of the importance of fire extinguishers when moving into a new home. Safety is always the number one priority, so make sure you have a fire extinguisher  in key areas of the house, especially the kitchen where most fires start. It is also important to have them on every floor of your home in case of emergency.

Make sure you have enough extinguishers for your house size – the bigger the house, the more extinguishers you’ll need.

Pictured in the photo a Primary Use Home Fire Extinguisher

Pictured in the photo a variety of fire extinguishers in a local Wallmart

First-time Homebuyer Tip: definitely include one fire extinguisher in the kitchen since most fires start here. Oleg Sedletsky Realtor in Dallas TX

Pictured in the photo Kitchen in a New Construction Custom Home in Lucas, Texas

2. Cleaning supplies.

Even though your new home is supposed to be clean, there will undoubtedly be remnants from the previous owners (if it is a pre-owned home) or construction crews (if it’s a new construction home). Be prepared to clean and disinfect as you move in.

Make sure you have plenty of disinfectant wipes on hand, as well as a paint remover, to clean up any paint spills.

Pictured in the photo a disinfectant wipes in a local store

Pictured in the photo a paint remover in a local store

3. Power strips and Extension cords.

Extension cords are a must-have in any new home, but don’t forget about power strips too. You’ll need them to plug in all of your devices and appliances.

When shopping for power strips and extension cords, it is important to choose the one that fits your needs. Make sure to consider the size and capacity of the power strip or extension cord before making a purchase.

Pictured in the photo a selection of power strips available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a selection of extension cords available in a local store

4. A ladder.

One essential item that you’ll need when moving into a new home is a ladder. A mini ladder is perfect for tasks like hanging blackout shades and curtains, framing photos and installing a pot rack. It’s also helpful for changing hard-to-reach lightbulbs. Make sure to choose one that can hold up to 300 pounds.

You can find ladders at local Home Depots, Lowes, and Walmart stores, or online at various retailers.

Pictured in the photo a mini ladder used to hang home decor in a new home in Princeton TX

5. A stud finder.

It is important to be aware of the different tools that are necessary for a safe and successful move-in. One such tool is a stud finder, which can be used to locate the studs in your walls. This is important because many items, such as pictures, mirrors, and TVs, need to be anchored securely to the wall in order to avoid damage. You can purchase a stud finder at your local Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or online.

Pictured in the photo a stud finder available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a stud finder used by a homebuyer to locate studs in a new home in Princeton, TX

6. Work Gloves.

When moving into your new home, you will be handling a large number of boxes. Be sure to have a pair of latex double coated work gloves. These will help you grip boxes and other items more easily, and the latex rubber will protect your hands from cuts and abrasions. You can purchase a Latex Double Coated Work Gloves in your local hardware store, and there are plenty to choose from online.

Pictured in the photo a selection of a Latex Double Coated Work Gloves available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a selection of a Latex Double Coated Work Gloves available in a local store

7. A basic household tool set.

You going to need tools for everyday tasks. The most used tools with your new home include a hammer, a screwdriver, a utility  knife, and pliers.

Pictured in the photo a selection of a screwdrivers available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a selection of a hammers available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a selection of a pliers available in a local store

Pictured in the photo a selection of a utility knives available in a local store

8. Padlocks.

You will need to secure the backyard entrance and other sensitive areas.

Pictured in the photo a padlock used to secure the backyard entrance

Pictured in the photo a selection of a padlocks available in a local store

9. A Garden Hose with the Nozzle.

You may need to use the water at a distance and that is when the garden hose with the nozzle will be handy.

Pictured in the photo a Garden Hose with the Nozzle

Pictured in the photo a selection of a Garden Hose available in a local store

10. Insect killer.

You don’t want to deal with insects in your new house so take preventive measures immediately while the home is still empty. While you still have access to all areas that may not be accessible after you move in all your furniture it is a good idea to do preventive pest control measures.

Pictured in the photo a Insect killer available in a local store

Phew! Now that you know what to add to your post-move checklist, you can rest assured your first few days in the new house will be hiccup-free.
Congratulations on your big purchase! Enjoy every minute!


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The Buyer’s Agent Duty

READ: Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services

AS AGENT FOR BUYER/TENANT: The broker becomes the buyer/tenant’s agent by agreeing to represent the buyer, usually through a
written representation agreement. A buyer’s agent must perform the broker’s minimum duties above and must inform the buyer of any
material information about the property or transaction known by the agent, including information disclosed to the agent by the seller or
seller’s agent.

A BROKER’S MINIMUM DUTIES REQUIRED BY LAW (A client is the person or party that the broker represents):
Put the interests of the client above all others, including the broker’s own interests;
Inform the client of any material information about the property or transaction received by the broker;
Answer the client’s questions and present any offer to or counteroffer from the client; and
Treat all parties to a real estate transaction honestly and fairly.


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