Guide for Home Buyers
Buying a home can be simultaneously exciting and overwhelming. Understanding current market conditions, finding the perfect property, negotiating, and closing are just some of the daunting tasks facing a property buyer entering the market. Hiring a REALTOR® to assist you with this task can take a huge weight off your shoulders.
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The Buying Process
The first step is to determine how much you can afford. The best way to do this is to become pre-qualified for a mortgage through your bank or mortgage broker. This vital first step will save you a great deal of time by focusing your search on properties that are within your financial scope.
After pre-qualification comes the fun part: looking at homes!
We’ll find some homes that fit your needs and desires, schedule viewings, and visit them, making sure to iterate towards “the perfect property” as we go.
Buying with a REALTOR®
Whether you’re a real estate investor or a personal home buyer, it’s important to have a professional on-hand who has expert knowledge about the market. We are very familiar with the area, and are eager to help you find a property that’s in your price range, your preferred location, and that meets the needs of you and your family.
In addition to helping you secure financing and investigating nearby neighborhoods, we’ll take you on property tours, pointing out the upsides and downsides of each one, so you can consider all the facts before making a decision to buy. When ready, we will draft a purchase offer that takes into account any contingencies you require. We’ll also perform a comparative market analysis to determine an appropriate offer price, and negotiate the terms of the offer on your behalf.
After your offer has been accepted, we’ll put you in touch with industry professionals that can make your purchase easier. From financing to building inspectors, we’ll be happy to connect you with reputable professionals in the field.