What to Know When Buying a Home
Whether you are a seasoned home buyer or a first-time buyer, you’ll see benefits from choosing a RE/MAX agent.
First, I’d like to let you know that RE/MAX is the world’s most productive real estate network, with over 100,000 sales associates in over 100 countries. I'm proud to represent the RE/MAX brand and to work hard to help you find exactly what you are looking for in a home.
Now, I’d like to give you a brief summary of the home-buying process, and I certainly plan to devote whatever time is needed to make each of these components as straight-forward, enjoyable and understandable for you, my client. If you’ve purchased property previously, you may be familiar with these steps, but regulations and procedures do change, so bear with me. I like to say that there shouldn’t be any surprises, nor should there be any emergencies in the process.
Let’s walk through the steps of purchasing a home:
Meet with the Lender of your choice to get pre-qualified for your mortgage
Meet with your Agent to view homes in the areas you’d like to target
Choose the home
With your Agent, put the offer together and submit earnest (or “hand”) money
With your Agent, negotiate any counter-offers
Select a Title Company, who will perform a title search on your chosen home
Schedule the home inspection
Negotiate any needed repairs with the Seller
Complete the loan process and order the home appraisal
Keep in touch with your Lender as the loan package is submitted to underwriting
Receive your loan approval
Receive and review your Settlement Statement from the Lender
Schedule your final walk-through
Attend your closing
Move into your new home