I had just purchased my first home. I was giddy. Proud. And a fool.

Shortly after moving in I found out that I had paid $7,000 more than my neighbour had paid!

Market fluctuation, right?


He had purchased only a few weeks before me?! Our newly built townhouses were built the same year, and had the same finishes. I was furious!

The difference? He had a Realtor.

Having a Realtor is Important…apparently

When I purchased my home, I didn’t know that you need a Realtor. There was already one on the “For Sale” sign on the lawn, so I simply called the number and met them at the show home.

I loved it! Decided right there that I wanted it.

I didn’t really think about price. I figured the builder was setting the price at what it should be, a fair market value. I had no idea what “fair market value” meant, or how one goes about figuring it out. I also didn’t know about negotiating.

What I did know, is that I was pre-approved for a mortgage – for the amount they were asking – so I bought it!

Avoid My First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Now, to save people from my costly $7,000 mistake, I’m on a mission to help ALL first-time home buyers! Consider me your First Time Home Buyer’s Resource. I’ll be there throughout the process:

  • Helping you understand the importance of having a Realtor and how it’s free for buyers!
  • I’ll help you understand how to discover “fair market value”.
  • I’ll walk you through “the offer” process: including the many potential contingencies both sides can raise, the necessary legalities included, and I’ll make sure you’re fully aware of all of the unexpected costs involved – unlike my oblivious former self!
  • I’ll also teach you to safely navigate mortgages and understand the the need and importance for home inspections.
Great Opportunity

Don't Call the For Sale Number, Call Eddie Castillo

Yes, you can call the number on the sign like I did, but it’s better to have someone in your corner.
Having your own Realtor to look out for your best interests, is even better!
Having one on a mission to help you navigate your first-home purchase,is best!
Don’t buy your first home without first visiting with me, Edmonton’s First Time Home Buyers’ Resource,


Eddie Castillo


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