Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered.
I will help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas that an agent can help you with:
NUMBER ONE: Getting pre-approved by a lender
I can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs. They will then provide you with a letter of pre-qualification or approval. Once you have that, you are ready to shop for a new home!
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. An agent can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. I personally inspect each home that buyers look at. My experience in real estate as well as construction and home remodeling comes in handy to see if there are any issues with the property up front.
From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, I can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, I will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, I will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. A title company handles the closing process. Regardless of where you’re buying, I will help ensure that everything goes smoothly.