The Home Buying Process
The Best 1st Step you can make is to contact your Mortgage Specialist to get prequalified before you begin viewing homes, so you will know your maximum price point.
P.S. I am happy to connect my clients with a Mortgage Specialist if they do not have one!
Make a list (or find mine here) of what you need and want in a Home. This list will guide me as I set up your home search, and make it much easier to narrow it down to "The One" if you have to choose between a few favorites!
* If you don't know what your needs/wants are but have a maximum price, I will help you figure it out!
Fill out the Automated Home Search form Here so I can set up your personalized Automated Home Search. You will receive all current and new listings that are within the parameters you've requested, to your inbox, everyday.
* It is a great way to make sure the homes you are seeing are homes you can afford!
Let me know which ones you'd like to view, and the date and time you'd like me to book your viewings for. Rinse and Repeat until we find "The One"!
* Viewing 4 homes/day is usually enough for one day, and remember to keep notes!
You've found "The One" and it's time to make an offer. What needs to be determined is the Offer Price, the Amount for a Good Faith Deposit, the Possession Day, the Terms of the contract, the Conditions of the offer, and how much time the Sellers have to respond.
*Prepare in advance by familiarizing yourself with the Typical Forms used in a Home Purchase. Click Here to go to that section!
The Sellers can choose to Accept your offer, Counter your offer, or Reject your Offer. If they accept then we move on to the next step. If they Counter then you will have a certain period of time to Accept or Reject their Counter. If they Reject then you can choose to submit a new offer or walk away.
*This is a Good Time to be by your phone!
You have an Accepted Conditional Offer! Depending on what the discovery phase uncovers, your choice will be to either Remove Conditions or let the deal Fall Through. If all is well you will sign off on the Conditions Removal, and once the Sellers have received it, you have a Firm Sale.
*It's time to call your Mortgage Specialist, your Lawyer, arrange for Home Insurance, Movers, and Utilities! There is a list in the Resource Section Here.
Possession Day has arrived and I will be waiting to hear that the keys to your new home are releasable. Once they are, we will meet at your new home and go through it together, making sure everything is as it should be. Then you can get on with the best part, Moving In!
*I am never more than a call/text/email away for any questions you have!