Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave home buyers bewildered.
A real estate agent can 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 local 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 where I can help you:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
By providing your real estate agent with some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, 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.
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. I can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like the waterways and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, let me help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, I’ll 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’ll help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In our area, either an escrow/title company handles the closing process or an attorney can handle. Regardless of where you’re buying, a real estate agent can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.