Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve bought numerous times, utilizing a Realtor that specializes in working with Buyers is a must. Finding that perfect home can be tricky and sometimes stressful but with my help we can make it happen together.
Where do I begin?
When you’ve made the decision that it’s time to buy, consulting with Mortgage Broker or Mortgage Banker for a Pre-Approval is the first and most important step in the journey. You always want to know exactly what price range you need to stay within so you are able to maximize your complete buying potential. It also puts you in the driver’s seat when viewing potential homes. There’s nothing better than walking into your dream home and having the confidence of a pre-approval letter so you can make that offer on the spot!
How do I find the home I’m looking for?
If you’ve ever visited sites like Realtor.com, Trulia or Zillow, you know searching for a home can be a daunting process. This is exactly where having a Realtor that specializes in the buyer’s needs helps you tremendously. Through a checklist of must haves and would like aspects of the potential home, a buyer’s agent takes that information and does all the leg work for you. They search through all these sites and many more to locate homes that fit exactly what you are looking for, so all you have to do is show up and buy it!
How do I know what to offer?
Once your buyer has located your dream home, it’s time for an offer. Many people think that the “Zillow Price” and others like it are the actual going rates. However this is far from true. A buyer’s agent conducts a specific Market Analysis of your home comparing it to other recently sold homes near it. This will give you a much better starting point so you come in at the right price with your offer.
They accepted my offer! What happens next??
The next 30-45 days can be a crazy rollercoaster but with the right Realtor it’s just the last step in owning your dream home. This time period is all about inspections, underwriting and lots of paperwork. A buyer’s agent will give you a checklist of expected dates for each area to wrap up so you can know exactly where you are in the process. All the follow up with inspectors, mortgage companies, title companies and listing agent is all done by your Realtor.
The Emerald Coast Team at Southern Choice Properties knows the market and knows how to help you determine what you need and give you the service that should you expect and deserve. We strive every day to make this process seamless and amazing! Call us today so we can talk about finding your dream home!
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL