After renting and selling real estate for about 10 years, I still enjoy working with first time buyers. The wife of a couple walked into my office with a moderate price range and I took she and her husband out this morning. We saw five apartments, three at the edge of Sunset Park, one in the South Slope in a high numbered street, and one on the border between Kensington, Ditmas and Prospect Lefferts. As usual, the apartments closer to Prospect Park, and Park Slope were less spacious. There are always trade-offs, space vs. location, subway travel time vs. space.
This very nice couple were working with a non-REBNY broker who had access to fewer listings. I am hopeful I can find them a good place to call home.