The Buying Process and Guide

Step 1 – Initial Meeting or Consultation
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. After you have contacted me, we will schedule a sit-down meeting at my office or another suitable location where we can get to know each other. Establishing a positive personal relationship is very important to me when guiding you through your home purchase.

Step 2 – Financial Preparation
A smart investment starts with the right knowledge. It is important to figure out how much you can afford to spend before you start looking for a home. That means getting pre-approved for a mortgage, creating a budget, and selecting mortgage options that works for you. Your mortgage payment will probably be the biggest expense; however, there are other costs you should be aware of. You do not want any unpleasant surprises!

Step 3 – Starting Your Search
Now that you have a clear picture of your finances and mortgage options, it’s time to start thinking about the kind of home you want to buy. Look for a home that will meet your needs not just today, but also into the future. I will set you up on an automated search, which will send you MLS listing updates by email (immediately, daily, weekly, or monthly). However, that is not it, I also have several sources to find Hidden Inventory and Motivated Sellers.

Step 4 – Viewing Potential Homes
Once you have selected your top homes, we will book showings. Generally, this gives us a chance to view the home privately. We can determine which home fits your current and future needs as well this gives us a chance to take a closer look. With years of experience, I can show you how to make the most money out of each property and add value.

Step 5 – Making an Offer and Closing the Deal
Once you have found a home, the next step is to make an offer and fulfill the terms and conditions. The offer will become a legally binding contract.
  Step 6 – Possession
Congratulations! The home is yours! Now it is time to prepare for possession. I will help make your move as smooth as possible by providing checklists and trusted contractors for any repairs or improvements to your home.

Step 7 – What is next?
Becoming a homeowner is a major responsibility. It’s up to you to take care of your home and protect what is likely your biggest investment. I will help by providing checklists to ensure you cover most of the maintenance tasks. I am always a call, text, or email away. I am always happy to receive referrals, help when you decide to sell, or invest in real estate.