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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — In today's real estate market here in Sheboygan, things are moving quicker than ever, which can be particularly intimidating for first-time home buyers in the area.

Properties are flying on and off the market with 24 to 48 hours, so it's important to be able to move quickly and efficiently. But what if you don't even know where to start?

RE/MAX Universal Realty's Tori Dietrich Torres and Edgar Torres prepared this 11-step guide to help first-time buyers, which includes plenty of tips and tricks of the trade.

11 Steps to Home Buying

  1. Get pre-approved by a lender
  2. Find a real estate agent
  3. Search for a home
  4. Make an offer
  5. Get your offer accepted
  6. Schedule inspections
  7. Secure your financing
  8. Get an appraisal
  9. Secure home owners insurance
  10. Get ready to close
  11. Close on your home

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