RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.,
Independently Owned And Operated
How We Help Buyers
We are here to help you through every step of the buying process. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a many difficult decisions! The primary one being whether you are truly prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not an easy task, and obtaining the proper financing to make the purchase can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are amazing.
Being by your side every step of the way, we will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. We will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your list of needs and wants, and help you through the entire purchase process from viewings to offers through closing.
We keep ourselves familiar with the current homes on the market, as well as neighborhood values, this way we can help you determine which properties are priced at a fair market value before you begin your search.
The First Step
Why do you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Once you have determined the reason for wanting to purchase a home, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "wants" from the "needs."
Consider area first (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). How many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Next it is time to consider the type of home you desire. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to obtain a mortgage pre-approval with a mortgage lender. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
As part of my comprehensive service to my clients, I will refer you to a qualified mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
We Will Find You The Right Homes
Once you've been pre-approved and know what price range you are comfortable with financially, we will help you determine which properties fit your needs and start our search to find you the right home.
Once we find you the perfect home, we will handle all of the negotiating on your behalf, ensuring a stress free process to finalize the deal to move you into your dream home!
One aspect of the home buying process is completing a Home Inspection. we have many contacts, in which, we will refer you to in order to help facilitate the home inspection process as quickly, cost effectively, and efficiently as possible.
By Your Side From Start to Finish
We are here to help you each and every step of the way from your pre-approval, to locating homes, to negotiating an offer, to setting up an inspection, right through the closing process. Our top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.