After our initial chat, I’ll schedule a time to sit down with you and talk in more detail.We’ll discuss strategies for positioning you to succeed in a competitive market.This way, we can be ready to move forward as soon as a property becomes available.
I’ll send you regular updates about listings in your price range, and you’ll select a shortlist of properties that interest you. We’ll attend open houses and tour properties on a schedule that’s convenient for you.The home buying process should be collaborative, and your feedback helps me to refine our search as we progress. If you see a property that interests you, please let me know so that I can arrange a tour.
Financing is crucial to this part of the process.With that in mind, your next step is to arrange a meeting with a lender specializing in home purchases. I’ll be happy to provide you with referrals to reliable lenders if you need them.
As soon as you complete a loan application, your lender can check your credit and provide you with a loan pre-qualification and pre-approval letter. They’ll also walk you through anticipated closing costs and other financial concerns, and help you determine a target purchase price within your budget. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, as well as provide you with my own expert advice on property values and financial commitments over time.
Once we’ve zeroed in on a property, it’s time to make an offer. I’ll provide you with information on local property values and recent home sales.I’ll also facilitate communication between the seller, their agent, the lender, and you. I also recommend that my clients write a short “bio,”just three or four paragraphs, to show sellers a little bit about yourself and your family. This demonstrates your sincere interest and allows you to connect to the seller on a personal level.
Once an offer is accepted, I’ll arrange and attend all necessary inspections with you. If you are unable to be present, I will attendmyself so that I can report all relevant information back to you.
Your escrow agent will provide supportive service, and will usually be in direct contact with the lender to streamline the escrow process. Here’s a basic checklist:
Often, this stage includes some downtime for the buyer, when it might seem on the surface that not much is happening.Our team is working hard on each piece of the puzzle, so that we can close escrow on schedule.