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The Process
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STEP 1: Contact

Call us. We will help you get the process started. We can help steer you in the right direction and put you in touch with all the right people to assist you in determining your purchasing power and defining a price range. We can provide you with a list of lenders to help you with the pre-approval process.

STEP 2: Select an Agent

Once you have called us, we will set up a meeting. At our initial meeting, we’ll discuss your needs and wants (including size, location, style, features), the local real estate market, the types of properties currently matching your criteria and the types of reports we can provide you. We will also review how we can help you through the process of purchasing a new place to call home. Contact us to set up a meeting.

STEP 3: Tour Homes With Your Agent

Once you've identified properties and neighborhoods that you are interested in seeing, we will set up a tour so we can see them together. At each property, we’ll provide you with the full listing report, the property tax record and the comparable market analysis of the neighborhood. As we explore each home, we will give you our extensive analysis pointing out positive features, potential problems and issues related to resale.

STEP 4: Writing an Offer

There is a lot of research and strategy that goes into writing an offer and it is different with each and every property. Your agent will advise you on negotiating strategy and will bargain hard to get you the best price and terms.

STEP 5: Contingencies

Home inspections, termite inspections, appraisals and surveys. Your agent makes sure protections like these are written into your contract and then helps make sure that you get the maximum benefit from them.

STEP 6: Get Insurance

We help you find great resources and insurance agents who understand condos and coops. It is important to make sure that you have adequate coverage - and each situation can be very different. You'll want to shop around and speak with the company that provides your car, renter's or other insurance policies. They are likely to give you a competitive price in order to keep all of your insurance policies at their company. If you are purchasing a condo, call us to discuss some very important coverage issues you want to avoid.

STEP 7: Closing

The first part of closing or settlement is the final walk-through. This is where you have your final opportunity to inspect the property to make sure that it conveys to you in the same condition as agreed upon in your contract. We walk through the process with you and discuss many of the issues to help you make sure to get it right. Reviewing the Closing Documents before settlement is also an important part of the process. We will be there to help explain how the money works in clear terms and not leave it all up to the lawyers.

STEP 8: Moving

It’s the big day! Don't forget to change your address and change your locks.

STEP 9: What's Next?

Once you have moved into your new home, we hope you will continue to think of your agent as a resource for you. We maintain a list of contractors who may assist you in home repairs, maintenance and remodeling. Our list of lenders can also assist you with issues related to home equity.

Contact us if you are ready to get started.