Steps to Buying a Home
- 1. Decide to Buy
Determine your wants and needs when looking for a new home. Do you know what location you’d like to live in? Have you determined what you can afford when purchasing a home? Consider personal and financial factors when making the decision to buy a home.
2. Get Pre-Approved or Pre-Qualified
Contact a legitimate lender to know exactly what you can afford. Click HERE for more information about the lending process.
3. Find the Right Buyer’s Agent
Using a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Synergy agent will make the process of buying a home easier for you! We are a high level client care agency. Our agents will guide you through the process and will put your best interests first. A BHHS Synergy buyer’s agent is a expert that will negotiate, problem solve and help manage important documents.
4. Search for Your Dream Home
Your BHHS Synergy agent will work with you to look at homes that best meets what you want and need. After browsing your favorite homes online your agent will show in person the best options to narrow down to your dream home.
5. Make an Offer
Our expert agent will advise and help write an offer for your dream home. We will negotiate to provide the best options for you.
6. Under Contract
Once you have your dream home under contract you will need to deposit your earnest money by the contract deadline.
7. Home Inspection
Your agent will advise a home inspector to identify any necessary repairs.
Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments you will make. Purchasing both title and homeowners insurance is one of the best ways to protect your home.
An appraisal will be arranged by your lender to determine the value of the home. This is an important step to getting your home loan approved. Once you are approved it is time to close!
Your expert agent will arrange a time for you to complete the final closing documents. Once the transaction is complete you’ll have the keys to your dream home!