Buying a Home

Wants and Needs

I look forward to learning what you want and need in a home. I will be your personal shopper, scouring the area for homes that fit your criteria. Let’s talk about what you need today…and what you might need tomorrow.

Get Pre-Approved

Getting pre-approved is a must to show the seller you are serious. I will go through with you the Ps and Qs of getting pre-approved and I have great lenders who are ready to work with you and become part of our homebuying team.

Home Search

We will work together to determine a home search plan with your goals and schedule in mind. Although I will be searching on the MLS, I will also have my boots on the ground. You will likely be searching as well. Together we will find you some great options to see in-person!

The Market

Different markets require different buying strategies and I will go over what you can expect with the current conditions. That way you are prepared when it is crunch time! I will educate you on the area and on home values so you are confident in your decision.

Open Communication

The more feedback you can give me on the different homes we view, the better. Everything we see that doesn’t meet your criteria gets us closer to that home that will. I do a good job of reading between the lines, but I want you to know that I am very open to receiving feedback to keep us moving forward.

Offer

You have found the right home and now it is time to make an offer! We will go through the contract step by step so you understand it all – or you might be an old pro and don’t need that level of detail. I will guide you in whatever way works best for you so you are comfortable and confident in your offer.

Negotiation

In some markets, there is quite a bit back-and-forth with both the initial offer and inspection. In other markets, the highest and best offer will be chosen with no opportunity to negotiate. I am here advocating on your behalf whenever the opportunity presents itself!

Pending to Close

Between pending and closing, there are a lot of deadlines, details and paperwork. But don’t worry – I’ve got this! I am very hands-on and proactive with almost a concierge level of service so you will always know the next step and what is expected of you.

Your Keys!

This is the most exciting part! Your road to getting here may have been short and easy or longer with a lot of hairpin turns, but in the end, getting the keys and calling the home yours is all that matters.

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