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5 Steps for Buying a Home

1

Determine How Much House You Can Afford

It is time to start talking to a Mortgage Lender to determine how much you can spend on your new home.
2

Talk With Your Mortgage Lender

Determine how much you are comfortable paying each month for a mortgage and obtain a Pre-Approval Letter.
3

Preview Homes

Your agent can set up a viewing of any home, even if it's listed with a different company.
4

Make An Offer/Negotiate The Offer

Once you've found the perfect home, your agent will prepare a competitive offer to purchase the home. After the contract has been submitted to the listing agent and seller, your agent will negotiate with the listing agent and communicate the progress with you.
5

Finalize Paperwork and Close

Once the sellers have agreed to all the terms, the paperwork, inspections and mortgage will be finalized. Your agent, loan officer and title closer will be by your side on closing day as you sign the paperwork to officially purchase your new home.

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Buyer’s Agent

Buyer’s agents are there to advise, guide, and help navigate the process using their experience and expertise. Their role for buyers typically includes:

  • Helping with your wish list, a realistic collection of home characteristics you would like to have within your budget
  • Identifying homes that fit these parameters, and taking you to see them
  • Deciding on an offer price, writing your offer, and taking it to the seller’s agent
  • Advocating for your best interests in the sale
  • Managing the transaction throughout the process
  • Negotiating repairs or price adjustments that may be feasible because of  inspections or appraisals
  • Participating in the final walk through prior to closing
  • Standing by for any necessary advice and support at the closing table
  • Handing over the keys with a smile, a warm congratulations, and an offer to take that first photo of you in front of your new home!
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Janelle Williams and Associates has served the local area for many years. Our agents take a personal approach to the real estate process and help clients find the right community to fit their needs.

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