THE BUYER EXPERIENCE
Our 8 Step Buying Process
Beginning your home search can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Because of that, our team makes sure that you, and all other potential buyers, understand each of the 8 steps that we take to make the process as easy and painless as possible. By the end of your search, with our support and guidance, you will live happily ever after in your new, dream home.
Meet in person and create a wishlist
Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to work with our team,
we’ll meet together for a buyer consultation to focus your search and determine
what you want and need in a home.
We’ll introduce you to our mortgage partner, who can help you determine your
buying price range with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork
during this part of the process such as pay stubs, W2’s, and tax returns. The
lender will do a full review and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in
order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the home buying process!
Listing alerts sent to you based on
Our agents get to know you — Need to move for a job? Want a shorter
commute? Getting married? Having a baby? Need to upgrade or downsize?
At this stage in the process, we’ll send you notifications about the listings that
you’re most likely to be excited about. Be sure to let us know if one (or more)
jumps out at you so that we can skip to the next step and schedule a viewing.
We'll be there for you every step of the way.
Schedule viewings and attend
Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll go to local open houses
together and schedule viewings of the homes that you’ve loved from our
listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the budget will work and make sure that we
find you the perfect home.
Find the perfect home and write
When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will present a written offer
to the seller. And while everyone loves getting their offer accepted right away,
the seller could come back to us with a counteroffer, or reject your initial
offer all together. We’re happy to walk you through each of these possibilities
and exactly how to handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it’s time to get
your financing in order and move forward to the next step!
Acceptance, appraisal and
The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going through appraisal and
inspection. The appraisal guarantees that the price of the property matches the
condition of the property while the inspection makes sure that everything in
the home is functioning properly and there are no major issues inside. These
are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home are placed in your hand...
Time to close and get the keys
Get excited because it’s time to close on your home! This process includes
going through all of the final paperwork and signing your name (a lot!). Don't
forget to bring all of the paperwork you’ve collected along the way and your