8 Steps To Buying A Home

Here is a list of 8 steps to buying a home. Buying property is an important decision. Be sure to understand the steps to buying a home. Ask if you have any questions.

8 Steps to Buying a Home

1. Needs & Wants

We will work together to establish and define your needs and wants, including neighborhood, school district, amenities, and more.

2. Pre-Qualify

Once your qualifications are determined, we will need to gather your financial information and get a lender pre-approval letter ready.

3. Home Search

Next, using the MLS, market research and networking, I will create a list of prospective homes for you to choose from, plus any additional homes you find doing your own home search. We will visit the properties that best fit your search criteria.

4. Make an Offer

When you’ve found your property, we will work together to submit a fair offer by using recent comparable sales to assess the home’s market value.

5. Negotiation

When the offer terms are finalized, including closing date and price, the offer can be presented to the listing agent and we will begin to negotiate.

6. Review Process

When the contract is agreed upon by both parties, it’s time to focus on the standard contingencies, including inspection, appraisal and mortgage commitment.

7. Walk-Through

Before closing, we will do a walk-through of the property to give you a final look at the home and confirm repairs that were agreed upon during inspection.

8. Closing

Closings take place at a title or escrow company. After all documents have been signed and funds to close are in escrow, the property is conveyed to you and you are a home owner.

When you’re ready to take your first step to buying, contact me to get started!