Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. As a buyer you will want to choose a real estate professional who is not only experienced and attentive, but with whom you will feel comfortable. Here the steps to get started:
Get pre-approved with a bank or lender
There are many reasons why you should get pre-approved. The most important reason is that you will get an accurate idea of how much home you can afford. A pre-approval letter also helps you “prove” to sellers that you’re a credible buyer and will enable you to act fast when you find the home you want to buy.
Find an agent
Looking for a home is a very personal process, and you will want someone that can offer expert counsel to help you make the best decisions. When you choose a real estate agent to work with, your interests become their interests. We at Delap will deliver the best in buyer-representation services and we have an established track record in representing the concerns of home buyers.
Home selling has become more complex than it used to be. New seller disclosure statements, longer and more mysterious form agreements, and a range of environmental concerns have all emerged in the past decade.
Our experienced agents are happy to provide you with a complimentary consultation in which we’ll discuss:
- Your property’s value in today’s real estate market
- Staging tips and common myths about property condition
- The buyer pool and how buyers think
- Strategies to maximize your profit
- Closing costs and settlement fees
- The right time to sell for you