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FirstHomeBuyer101 is an educational outreach created by Bill Riley of McAnaw & Company Realtors in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This entire site is designed to provide first-time buyers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions throughout the entire buying process. From deciding if it's really time to buy to making an offer and closing on the deal, we are here to help every step of the way.

Why We Created FirstHomeBuyer101?

As an experienced Realtor, Riley works every day with individuals just like you who are going through the home-buying process for the very first time. While buying a house is often exciting, at FirstHomeBuyer101.com, we understand it can also be quite daunting for buyers who do not know what to expect.

We believe if you are armed with solid information, much of the angst that goes along with buying a home can be alleviated. When you're more comfortable with the process, you'll enjoy it more. And that, ultimately, is what we want to achieve. It is simply our goal to help make home buying a more rewarding and enjoyable experience for you.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing first-time home buyers with the reliable information they need to navigate the process with confidence and without fear of the unknown.

Our Vision

We envision FirstHomeBuyer101 becoming the go-to, trusted source for information for individuals who are trying to buy their first homes. We also provide a valuable resource for veteran home buyers who wish to brush up on their knowledge of the process.

About Our Founder

Bill Riley is a Broker Associate with McAnaw & Company Realtors. He has been a licensed Realtor since 2005. Prior to joining the real estate field, Riley spent 27 years managing contracts for Sodexho/Marriott. His entire career has been focused on customer service, which is what helped him to make such an easy transition into the real estate world.

Riley is affiliated with the National Association of Realtors, the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, the Bartlesville Association of Realtors and the Council of Residential Specialists.

Bill is driven by a strong, focused, customer-first philosophy. He believes when customers are taken care of with professionalism, they will take care of his business. While he acknowledges that home buying is like taking an emotional roller coaster ride, he's fully committed to making it a fun experience that ends with a successful purchase of a home.

Logo of McAnaw Realtors, a real estate company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

McAnaw & Company Realtors is a locally owned, independent company that was founded in 1980. The company's guiding vision is what led to the creation of FirstHomeBuyer101.com: "To be the source of real estate knowledge…" Since McAnaw's inception, the company's team of professional Realtors has dedicated itself to doing just that.

Thank you so much for all the help you gave us in finding a home. You did a great job, and when you couldn't be there you hooked us up with Karen who was a great person that we all enjoyed.

We felt you went above and beyond the call of duty.

Norman and Betty Roeder

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