Buying Real Estate

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or making another real estate purchase, “Thank You” for the opportunity to serve you.  Together we will utilize my knowledge, experience and resources to guide you along the path to ownership.

Step 1

1. Before searching for real estate, enhance your buying power by getting pre-approved for your loan, if required.  It’s probably the best advantage you can give yourself as a buyer.  Recommended Loan Officers
2. Decide what location, features, and priorities are important to you.
3. View several homes in your price range to determine your choice.  Auto Search

Step 2

In purchasing you will make an offer to purchase.  This offer should be in writing and accompanied by an earnest money deposit to show “Good Faith”.  This offer should include:
1. The proposed purchase price.
2. Closing and possession dates.
3. Any contingencies, including obtaining a mortgage loan, home and termite inspections.
4. Any Personal property specially included or excluded.

If the offer is not acceptable, further negotiations will be necessary to reach terms agreeable to the buyer and the seller.

Step 3

When the buyer and seller agree on terms for a contract and financing is involved the buyer and loan officer should stay in touch weekly to ensure a smooth loan process.  Within the contractually specified number of days the home and termite inspections should also be addressed.

Step 4

Be Patient! When financing applies your loan officer will arrange for an appraisal of the property and continue processing the loan.  This may take 2-4 weeks depending on the type of financing.

Step 5

As your loan officer processes your loan the closing attorney orders title work and begins the process of title abstracting to ensure a clear title for the property.  During this time the Realtor(s) work together to ensure all necessary contingencies are met.

Step 6

The Closing. The buyer and seller meet with their closing attorney(s) and Realtor(s) to perform the closing transaction.  Afterwards, the documents are filed with the Registers Office.  Possession is not necessarily given the same date as closing.  Possession and occupancy are agreed upon at the time the contract to purchase is agreed on.

Buyer Services

I’m committed to addressing each step noted in my Buying Tips to provide confidential, knowledgeable and responsive service.   I guarantee discretion, monitor and deliver listings to meet client’s search criteria, schedule viewings and negotiate the purchase of each contract fairly.  

Knowledge and Experience

Using my knowledge and experience I’ll assist you in making important decisions throughout the entire purchase process.  This includes helping you understand contractual requirements, providing price comparisons for properties similar to the ones you choose and negotiate your offers until a successful agreement is reached.  Once under contract I’ll use my attention to detail to assure all details are addressed for a successful closing and beyond.

Technology

Stay informed of new listings automatically as they enter the market and when the price is adjusted to meet your search criteria.  Auto Search  For convenience paperwork signing can be handled paperless and electronically via my account with DocuSign.com.  Clients receive documentation of their transaction in the form of a hard copy and PDF file, if desired.

Resources

You’ll have full access to reliable professional resources I partner with to assist you in every phase of your real estate purchase from mortgage lenders and insurance agents, full-service real estate title and escrow companies, and inspectors and other service providers.  Together we will make your buying experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.  

 

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