You need a good agent...
...who will work hard for you our real estate team is dedicated
to helping you find the right home, at the best price. We want
you to find the home that will make you happy and successful in
real estate ownership. When you hire us to help you buy your
first home, we want to know what you want and how much you can
afford. Then we'll find a way to merge these two priorities and
find a residence that you'll enjoy owning.
Keep your objectives in mind...
...when visiting a home. Sometimes the idea of owning a home can
overwhelm your practical sense, so keep your feelings in check.
Keep a list handy of the features that you need and want in a
home, and judge each home by the list instead of by details that
could distract you from your goal. When you're alone with your
agent, you can go over the pros and cons of each home. We can
help you stay on track while still keeping our eyes out for a
Engage the services of a good real estate lawyer.
We can recommend several lawyers in the area who might be a good
fit for you. Interview them to ensure that you get someone you
can work with. The legalities of transferring land ownership can
be dodgy, and a lawyer can be your best defense against future
legal troubles. A good lawyer can charge several hundred to over
a thousand dollars for their services, but the thousands of
dollars saved in legal fees later on makes this a good expense.
Make the offer.
This can be a maze of "buyer", "seller", "chattels", "deposit",
and "completion". We'll be happy to prepare the paperwork and go
through it with you before submitting it. Remember, the seller
may reject or counter your offer, so even at this late date,
avoid setting your heart on the home you hope to own. You'll
probably have to write a deposit check to the seller's broker
that proves the seriousness of your offer.
Get all necessary inspections done.
A home inspector will check for signs of harmful materials like
asbestos, lead paint and mold. They'll also check for evidence
of pests, faulty wiring and leaks. This is a crucial part of the
home purchase. Not getting an inspection done means that you
could be stuck in a home with a bad case of black mold and no
recourse other than to pay for its removal. Inspections will
cost a few hundred dollars, but again, this is more than worth
it in the end. There are several inspectors in the area that
we'd be happy to recommend.
Do a final walkthrough...
...before closing the deal. We'd be happy to do this with you to
make sure that everything agreed upon is completed prior to the
From the first interview that determines your requirements to
the moment that you receive the keys, we can help you with the
complicated process of buying a home. Don't hesitate to contact
us to find out more about how we can make the home buying