Tips for Buyers

The key to finding the right home is organization. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Before you start house-hunting, it’s best to determine how much house you can afford. I would be happy to refer you to a loan officer to pre-qualify you for your home.  If you’re not quite ready for that step yet, then you can always visit my mortgage calculator section to play around with some numbers.
  • Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in a home. Make a list of everything you want in a home. We will go over your list so I know exactly what you need in your home.
    Make notes as you look at the home. Some people even take along tape recorders or cameras to help remember the features of each home.
  • Once you’ve found the home you want to buy, together we’ll complete a purchase and sale agreement. This is the contract in which the seller and the buyer outline the details of the property transfer.
  • After we reach mutual acceptance on a home, we’ll need to make sure the home is structurally sound. I will provide you with a list of home inspectors from which to choose. The inspector will look for large repairs that are needed and report on the condition of the home.
  • A closing date is jointly agreed-upon during the negotiation stage of the transaction. Before closing, the closing agent (usually an escrow or title company or attorney) will complete a thorough settlement statement for both buyer and seller.

For more buyer tips, please contact me, and I’d be happy to email or mail you my Exclusive Buyer’s Package.