Whether it’s your first home or your next investment or retirement property, I’m here to help. Idaho has so much to offer. Let me worry about the technicalities so you can focus on what’s important: falling in love with your next purchase. Below are my goals and an outline of the home buying process. I look forward to helping you find your next home.
- Help you find the home that best meets your needs in the most efficient time frame
- Provide current market data to assist you in making informed decisions
- Help you understand all the terms, processes, and documents involved in a real estate transaction
- Represent your needs through skilled negotiations and effective communication
- Provide you with a peace-of-mind that all details are being handled in a professional and efficient manner
Meet with a real estate professional: Discuss the type of home you’re looking for, including style, price, and location. The Buyer’s Advantage: As the home buyer, your agent’s commission is paid by the seller of the home in most circumstances. This means your representation costs you nothing!
Get Pre-Approved: You’ll need pay stubs, W2s, and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful home shopping experience.
Search for Homes: The fun part! Your agent will schedule showings and help you find the perfect home. Advanced Home Search: Your real estate professional has tools and systems to ensure you see every available home that meets your criteria.
Make an Offer: Your agent will prepare your offer based on the price and terms you choose. Negotiation and Contract It may take a few tries to get it just right but hang in there. You’re on your way.
The Contract: In most cases the contract provides you with a timeline to obtain financing as well as time to inspect the physical condition of the home. Your real estate professional will inform you of all your rights and responsibilities related to the contract.
Under Contract or In Escrow: You and the seller have agreed to the price and terms. The home is effectively held for you until closing.
Final Details: Perform due diligence, order the appraisal, conduct an inspection, and review terms with the lender.
Preparing for Closing: You will be finalizing your loan, reviewing documents, and discussing the findings from the inspection. Your agent will manage this entire process for you.
Closing: This is the transfer of funds and ownership. The title company acts as an independent third party to facilitate the closing. You will sign lots of papers, so get your pen ready!
Information courtesy of Breakthrough Broker