Buy A Home
Eight Steps To Buying A Home
Eight Steps to Buy A Home
When you are starting to consider the home buying process, there are lots of steps involved. I have created an outline of easy to understand steps and when you hire me as your Realtor and I will be there every step of the way to navigate the process.
Making the decision to buy.
Hire the right real estate agent.
Find your home.
Make an offer.
When searching for your dream home, you were just that-a dreamer. Now that you’re writing an offer, you need to be a businessperson. You need to approach this process with a cool head and a realistic perspective of your market. The three basic components of an offer are price, terms, and contingencies.
- Price – the offer price must fairly reflect the true market value of the home you want to buy. I will provide you with solid market research that will guide this decision.
- Terms – the other financial and timing factors that will be included in the offer. Terms fall under five basic categories in a real estate offer:
Perform due diligence.
The property inspection should expose any issues a home might hide. That way you know exactly what you’re getting into before you sign your closing papers. Your major concern is structural damage. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Things that are easily fixed can be overlooked.
If you have a big problem show up in your inspection report, you should bring in a specialist. If the worst-case scenario turns out to be true, you might want to walk away from the purchase.
Protect your investment.
Attention to you home’s maintenance needs is essential to protecting the long-term value of your investment. Keeping it clean: Perform routine maintenance on your home’s systems, depending on their age and style. Keeping an eye on it: Watch for signs of leaks, damage, and wear. Fixing small problems early can save you big money later.