Step-by-step, we will guide you through buying your home, and help you transition to the next phase of your life, seamlessly!
Before we start looking for a home, we first need to know what to look for. Our job is to ask the right questions and to help you understand:
Now that we know what we are looking for, the search begins!
We will set you up with an account in our Advanced Client Tools.
You will be able to:
Once we have a list of homes, we are ready for the next step.
This is the fun part! We will educate you on anything that might cause problems, so you can have the peace of mind that you know what is going on in your next home.
As we walk through the home, we will show you what to look for, and teach you things like how to:
If needed, we call, on the spot, experts & contractors, to get 3rd party opinions and quotes, so you know what to expect.
Our agents prefer to walk with you through homes, to ensure that nothing is missed, which can happen if you go to open houses on your own.
Once we decide on a home, we will:
We focus on the initial price, contingencies, closing date, and also on the terms for the mortgage, inspection and appraisal.
Once we come to an agreement, both you and the seller sign a binder contract, and you will write a check for 1% of the sales price as earnest money, which will be deposited in the broker's escrow account.
We will bring a vetted licensed inspector to go through the entire home. This is your opportunity to learn everything about the house, good and bad.
Once the full inspection is done, we will negotiate on what the seller will have to fix before the close.
Once you have the P&S contract signed the next step is ready to begin:
We will bring a vetted mortgage broker to work with you and guide you through the process.
If the appraisal comes in too low, the mortgage company will not cover the agreed upon price. If this happens we will negotiate with the sellers to lower the price so you will not have to pay more out of pocket.
Once the previous step is done, the lender will give you the clear-to-close, and at that point the seller will have approximately one week to pack and move, before you close the deal and move into your new home