In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It’s about how you feel when you walk through the front door... the way you can instantly see you and your family living there. This is about more than real estate. It’s about your life and your dreams!
Owning your own home is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever enjoy. But how much you know about the buying process, and whom you choose to help you, can save you from unnecessary headaches and unforeseen hassles. Also, it can be a fun process!
How We Help
There are many aspects of the home buying process that require explanation and the more you know, the better position you will be in when it’s time to sign your contract documents. This is where we come in, offering the guidance, information and assistance that only a qualified real estate professional can provide. Because we stay on top of all the latest real estate laws and regulations, you can rest assured that you are always getting the expert advice and service you deserve. We will also help you team up with a proven financial expert to put the best loan package together for you.
When you have a dedicated team working together on a planned strategy, chances are you’ll be moving into your dream home sooner and will less stress than you might imagine!
do the math
Establish your purchasing power. Meet with a lender who will help you determine which type of financing will work best for you and how much you qualify for with each type. Getting pre-approved can put you in a much stronger negotiating position because it shows the seller that you are a committed buyer, financially capable of buying the property and more likely to close on it.
Our trusted lender partner, Glen Reily, with Bell Mortgage will ensure that you know everything you need to know to start looking for your next purchase.
One of the most important tools you’ll need for your house hunt can be found right in your own home or office... the Internet. Nearly every home on the market is listed somewhere on the Internet because real estate agents know the majority of people turn to the web first when looking for a new home. Start looking on websites like Trulia.com, Realtor.com, MLS.com and Zillow.com for homes that fit your particular criteria. Or better yet, let us set you up on a custom search and you will receive new listings as fast as they hit our MLS!
location. location. location.
List your priorities and prepare to compromise. Make a list of the features you are looking for in a house and rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being a feature you can’t live without. Then bring your list with you as we tour homes to keep score.
Throughout the process of buying a home, there will be a number of legal documents you'll be asked to review and sign. Many of these have legal obligations and/or were created to protect you. We strongly advise you to read and understand these documents prior to signing them. Often there are short deadlines to sign and submit these documents so the more prepared and knowledgeable you can be, the better!