Buying a new home is a big step, whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned veteran. In today's age of ever changing nuances impacting the industry, the home buying experience can be daunting and exciting all at the same time. This is why having a diligent and thorough agent to guide you through each step is so important. A good agent will streamline the process and navigate you through any potential pitfalls. Additionally, your agent can provide you with experienced referrals to other necessary professionals needed to complete your transaction in a timely and successful manner.
Step #1 ~
Many times home buyers think the first step in the home buying process is to start searching for a new home. Although that would seem like the logical place to start, I would recommend that the first step be speaking to a mortgage professional to review all the details and requirements to getting pre-qualified and pre-approved. Having this information will be the first tool you need to guide you towards looking at properties that will be the best fit to meet your real estate goals.
Step #2 ~
Once you have your pre-approval information you are ready to set the parameters of your real estate search. In today's era of technology driven platforms, many home buyers start by looking online. Although there are many useful online tools available, your agent can give you unique insight into the details of properties. In addition, your agent can schedule private tours so that you can walk through a home and experience the layout and features that the property has to offer. Many times photographs can not capture the true essence of a home. Once you find a home that you feel is the right fit, your agent can prepare a contract to purchase and negotiate the many facets of the real estate transaction as well as assist in coordinating any necessary inspections. Your agents guidance through this process is invaluable to achieving a successful transaction.
Step #3 ~
Closing time! This is the final step to becoming a homeowner and receiving the keys to your new dream. The closing is the necessary step where all parties finalize the transaction, monies are exchanged, and keys are given. Having an agent to guide and assist in coordinating with attorneys, title companies, mortgage bankers, and final walk through can relieve a lot of stress and burden so that you can focus on packing, moving, and enjoying this exciting time.
If you are considering buying a home, let's talk about your goals and get you started. Hanna Gorka Homes can give you the keys to reach your real estate dreams!