The Home Buyer Checklist was designed so you would know just what to do when you are ready to purchase a home.
In this checklist, I help you start with a solid foundation. I give you tips on how to find the right REALTOR® for you. (HINT: It’s me). I will then point you in the direction of an amazing lender who will help you understand your financial qualifications. Together with your lender, you’ll come up with a budget and get your pre-approval in order. No one shops for a home without a pre-approval in my process. I will not be the REALTOR® who shows you a home you can’t afford and then has to dash your dreams. Not happening here!
After you clearly understand your financing, we’re going to do fun dream home exercise. If you’re a solo buyer, congratulations, you can write down all of your dreams! If you have a partner who is purchasing the home with you, we’ll have you both participate in this exercise. Because guess what comes next? Compromise!
You and your partner will rank your needs vs. your wants in order of importance. It’s nearly impossible to get everything you want. But we can usually satisfy the majority of your needs. Once we know what we’re looking for, we’re going shopping. And that’s where the fun begins!
After you identify your dream home, I go to work crafting an offer that the seller can’t refuse. You may lose a couple of offers right out of the gate. And that’s normal for this seller’s market we are in. But when you finally get your offer accepted on the right house, you’ll forget all about the ones who got away!
Ready to review the Home Buyer Checklist? Here it is!