The Home Buying Process
Our job as your Realtor is to reduce the stress involved in the Home Buying Process. To help you understand the process, we’ve outlined the key steps to buying a home, and we’ve detailed the ways that we provide assistance.
Step One: Get Pre-Approved For a Loan
Getting Pre-Approved is necessary as most home sellers are requiring a pre-approval. It’s a good idea regardless as most of the legwork has been completed by the lender and makes for a smoother process.
Step Two: Learn the Market – Download our app!
One of the best ways to explore the market is to search properties. Click here to download our Homespotter app. Once you have the app you can define what you’re looking for and as properties enter the search criteria you will receive updates plus you can log into your account 24/7 to modify your criteria or search in different areas – create multiple search filters. This will not only help you become familiar with what’s on the market but also how they’re priced and how active a particular area may be.
Step Three: Choose a Professional
Having the representation of an agent, even when purchasing from a new home builder, as a buyer puts a trusted advisor who is trained in the North Carolina Real Estate process, can negotiate for a better deal and let you know if you’re potentially paying too much. Plus, 99% of the time this representation COSTS YOU NOTHING. To get connected with one of our buyer agent representatives, click here.
Step Four: Managing the Due Diligence Process
North Carolina’s Real Estate Due Diligence Period is a series of negotiated items that put a lot of control in the buyers hands. This period gives you a negotiated period of time in which to complete your mortgage process (made quicker with Pre-Approval) along with the all important inspections necessary to help ensure that you’re making the right decision. We’re with you every step of the way and manage the entire process for you by providing professional contacts to inspectors and tradesmen and closing attorney selection.
In a competitive market the nuances of due diligence require additional care and planning. To learn more about the Due Diligence and Settlement process please contact us.
Other Steps: Moving to the Area or Perhaps Out?
Regardless if you’re considering a move to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill or any of the other communities around our region or if you’re planning a move away from our area, we can help.
For in area moves we can provide information on neighborhoods and schools, and we will work with you to find the perfect home. To learn more about information for the Triangle area or to get a recommendation to a great agent out of area, click here.