Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a complex journey that requires a lot of preparation and planning, and the help of a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent that you trust to help make the process run smoothly.
Get Your Finances In Order
The first thing you’ll need to do is meet with a lender to determine what you can afford. Speaking with a few and shopping around for the best service and rate is highly recommended. They will help guide through the financial part of your purchase. They play a key role in this process.
Think About Your Dream Home
Now that you and your lender have established your budget, break down what you really need and want in your home. How many bedrooms do you need? Do you need a garage? A basement? A yard? Many factors contribute to why a home will or won't fit your needs. Sounds overwhelming, doesn't it? Don't worry, your Agent can help!
Talk With Your Agent
It’s crucial to partner with a Real Estate Agent you feel completely comfortable with. You’ll want to work with an experienced and knowledgeable REALTOR® who you can be sure will represent your best interests above all. Your REALTOR® can help you find your dream home, that meets both your needs and your budget. They will set up your showings, walk you through all the homes on your list and help guide you through the complicated process of buying a home.
Your Real Estate Agent can help you submit an offer that the seller will either accept, counter, or reject. After an offer has been negotiated and contract is signed, the time comes for inspections and appraisal. You'll also begin to finalize your mortgage with your lender, and then you’re ready to sign away. Congratulations! Becoming a new homeowner is so exciting. There are many benefits to owning a home — pride of ownership, fun home improvement projects, building equity, appreciation — the list goes on. But I don't leave you at the closing table- I'm a friend, resource and home makeover guru. I'm with you every step of the way!