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8 Step Process

Buying or selling a home can be a long, stressful, confusing process - especially if you've never done it before. Read through our easy 8 step process below to learn what exactly is going on. 

Buyers

Sellers

Meet with a Real Estate Professional 

Discuss the type of home you're looking for, including style, price, and location

Get Pre-Approved 

You will need pay stubs, W2s, and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful home shopping experience

Search for Homes

The fun part! Your agent will schedule showings and help you find the perfect home.

Make an Offer

Your agent will prepare the offer based on the price and terms you choose.

Negotiation and Contract

It may take a few tries to get it just right, but hang in there. You’re on your way!

In Escrow

You and the Seller have agreed to the price and terms. The home is effectively held for you until closing.

Final Details

Perform due diligence, order the appraisal, conduct an inspection, and review terms with the lender.

Closing 

This is the transfer of funds and ownership. A title company or an attorney typically acts as an independent third party to facilitate the closing.

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Meet with a Real Estate Professional 

There’s no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.

Establish a Price

Your agent will provide a market analysis, which will help you set an asking price.

Prepare your Home

View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you’d expect. Your agent will offer some useful suggestions.

List it for Sale 

When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the open market. It’s critical you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home.

Offers and Negotiations

If everything goes well, a buyer (and most often the agent who represents them) will present your agent with an offer.

Under Contract

At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer and both parties have signed the agreement.

Final Details

While under contract the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due diligence.

Closing

This is the transfer of funds and ownership. Depending on when the buyer moves into the home you will need to be all packed up and ready to move.