Clients tell us that buying a home is like having a second full-time job. We are here to be a resource for you; we will do the legwork. Count on us to be a sounding board and to provide counsel when problems arise (and they always do no matter how prepared we are). We will provide you with our cutting-edge search tools, neighborhood and school statistics, market data and walk scores, and we will work with you to help you make an informed decision.
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Step 1: Get pre-qualified
The first step in the process is to get your arms around what you can afford, and what you want to afford without feeling “house poor”. Your pre-qualification letter not only strengthens your offer, it helps to guide your search so that your emotions don’t run away with your bank account. We can help you choose the right lender to guide you through the process.
Step 2: Find Your Dream Home
This is the fun part! Armed with a thorough knowledge of your criteria, a certified buyer agent will preview targeted properties and provide you with comprehensive feedback, including our expert opinion on factors that could positively or negatively impact future resale value. We will personally accompany you on all home showings and provide input from our property-specific research. We will provide you with a weekly summary of new homes on the market and area absorption rates. And whenever, you need us, we will be there; we guarantee that we will return your calls and emails within 24 hours, or lunch is on us.
Step 3: Make a Winning Offer
The market is undergoing a shift, with more homes coming on the market, bidding wars are fading away. That is great news for buyers! At the same time, every market is different and once you’ve made a decision, the last thing you want is to lose your dream home to another buyer. As local experts, we will guide you through the process, armed with sales trend and absorption rate data that positions you as an educated consumer.
Step 4: Bringing it all Together
The time between the accepted offer and the closing date is where the rubber hits the road. You will be working with attorneys, mortgage loan officers, inspectors, reems of paperwork, movers, utilities and more. These moving parts can morph into renegotiation, modifications, and even a decision not to buy the home at all. And there will be forms; lots of forms. Although you may not see what is happening behind the scenes, we are with you: rely on us to help you navigate the process and to meticulously manage the paperwork and the personalities until it’s really time to pop the cork and celebrate.