Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you've been around the block, we have the experience and resources to make the process a smooth one
Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. The process can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. With the right support system and our guidance, you can make the most informed decisions.
Our guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here. We are here to help every step of the way!
Who You Work With Matters
The best thing you can do to make finding and buying a home as easy as possible is to hire the right real estate professionals — and we are here to help every step of the way. We offer cutting edge technology, negotiation strategies, resources for inspections and will effectively and efficiently guide you through the real estate purchase process. We understand the nuances of our local market and can work with you to find the right home and more importantly help you get it.
Define Your Goals
Figuring out why you want to purchase a home and what that home looks like will help you make important decisions down the road. Before you start looking, consider your wants and your needs in a new home - this will help you narrow down your home search as well. What neighborhood do you want to live in? How many bedrooms do you need? Knowing your preferences can help us with filtering out homes that don’t fit your criteria.
Determine Your Budget
Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Getting pre-qualified with a mortgage professional can help you to determine your buying power. They can help you to find out how much you can afford, should put towards a down payment and can walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home. Ask us for a referral; we'll understand your needs and can help find a lender for your situation.
Making an Offer
Once you find a home you’re interested in, we will guide you in making a fair offer based on local comparable homes. Once your offer is accepted, you’ll make an earnest money deposit and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase and sale agreement and closing on your home, we'll help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract. We will also help guide you through the inspection, appraisal and closing processes.
Once we’ve made it through the inspections, negotiations and appraisal process, you'll be ready to close on your new home! You and your lender's title company or attorney will oversee the closing and will work with both you and the seller to sign the mortgage documents, closing paperwork, collect and distribute monies then officially transfer the ownership of the home to you. Now it’s time to celebrate — you’ve just bought your home and are ready to move on to a new adventure!
The Tools to Help You Find Your Home
Once you’ve defined your home search goals, shared them with us to aid in our house hunt, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — we’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to our local knowledge on the current market, we offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.
Find a Home Using Our Interactive Map Search
We know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on our website to view homes located in or near the area you love.
Get to Know the Neighborhood
Feel confident and informed about your neighborhood choice! On any listing page, you can learn more about the communities you are interested in, including a breakdown of the local population, school ratings and more.
Create an Account on Our Website
Sign up for an account on our website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real time property alerts, and more!
Download Our RE/MAX Mobile App
Available for iOS and Android devices, our app brings the same experience found on our website to your smartphone or tablet. Save searches, favorite listings and schedule showings — all while on the go!
Get the App
Finding your dream home just got easier. Our home search app allows you to continue your search for available listings from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet — anytime, anywhere. Save homes you love, request information, schedule showings, and receive push notifications within minutes of homes hitting the market.