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You Have Decided to Buy
- Choose a REALTOR®
Using a quality REALTOR® can save you time and perhaps even money. They can help you navigate the forms, negotiate the deal, and move you smoothly through a process that can sometimes be
a bit bumpy.
- Decide what type of representation you would like
There are Buyers Agents, Sellers Agents, Dual Agents and Statutory Brokers. Your REALTOR® will explain these to you so that you may decide which type of representation is best for you.
- Meet with a Lender and get pre-approval for a loan
There are some good reasons for doing this. If you are pre-approved, you know what price range of homes to look at. This can be a real time saver. It also is a nice thing to be able to include the fact that you are pre-approved in your offer.
- Look at homes
Discuss with your REALTOR® the amenities you are looking for in a home, schools, distance from work, etc. A house is a shelter, but a home is so much more. It is where you will live relax, entertain, raise a family, work and more.
- Make an offer
Your REALTOR® is a great source to help you determine what to offer for a property. They have the information and expertise needed to guide you.
- Get a home inspection
It is a good idea to get a professional home inspection on a home before you buy it. Once again, your REALTOR® will help you through this.
- Go over the preliminary Title report
If there are things that you do not understand, be sure to ask.
- Go to closing
Be sure to have a photo ID.
- Move in!