The six steps in the Home Buying Process include:

1) Select your REALTOR® and Review Market Trends

We will review market trends to understand how quickly your home will sell, and how to sell for top dollar.  At this time, we will also review your home buying goals.

2) Select your lender and get pre-approved for a loan 

Pre-approved vs. pre-qualified!  The pre-approval process includes pulling 2 years of tax returns, current assets, all loans, etc.  This process will help you understand how much of a loan you’re approved for vs. how much you’d like to spend on a home.  Highly recommend choosing a lender that offers excellent customer service, as well as an in-house underwriting system.  Therefore, there are no surprises as we go to close!  

3) Begin the home search

After pre-approval, you are ready to begin shopping.  We will narrow the home search to include homes that meet your search criteria.  

4) Make an offer on a home

Once we find the perfect home, we work together to put an offer together including the price and terms.  As your agent, I will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the best deal possible!  

5) Home Inspection

Hire a home inspector to review the home.  After the final report, resolve any issues and negotiate additional terms if need be.  

6)  Closing

Mortgage financing is obtained with credit check, final underwriting and home appraisal, while the title company ensures the home’s title is free and clear for your possession.  Congratulations, you purchased a home and take possession!

The six steps in the Home Selling Process include:

1) Select your REALTOR® and Review Market Trends

We will review market trends to understand how quickly your home will sell, and how to sell for top dollar.  At this time, we will also review your home buying goals.

2) Pricing Your Home for a Successful Sale

Pricing your home accurately is the most effective way to ensure a successful sale.  May sellers are tempated to list their home with the agent who quotes the highest price.  Please keep in mind, the agent doesn’t set the price, the seller doesn’t set the price, the market will set the price or value of your home. 

3) Staging 

You don’t get a second chance to make a great first impression!  Maximize your home’s appeal to potential buyers.  

4) Negotiate Offer

Once an offer is received, we will work together to negotiate the best possible price. 

5) Moving Day

When an accepted agreement is in place, it’s time to start packing up and getting ready to for the big move!

6) Closing Day

Final paperwork is signed at the Title Company and new buyer takes possession of the property and seller receives the proceeds.