Simplify Your Home Buying Experience
Buying a home can be an enormous undertaking. Without the right resources and information, buyers often feel stressed and frustrated. As qualified professionals, our Realtors will guide you through the entire home buying experience and assist you in being an informed buyer.
Simplify Your Search
Once you know the home features that will satisfy your current and future lifestyle, our group can help you find the perfect home to suit your needs—and your budget. Below are some tips to help make your search go more smoothly.
When driving through preferred neighborhoods, consider the following:
- Where are the nearest shopping center, bus line, police station and library?
- What schools are available?
- What types of homes do you see (single family, apartments, condominiums)?
- How far apart are the homes?
- How far is it to your work?
- Do you notice a lot of noise, traffic or pollution?
- Are the homes in good repair and the landscaping well kept?
When walking through a potential home, consider the following:
- How long has the home been on the market?
- Why is the home being sold?
- Has the price been lowered?
- Is the price comparable to other homes in the neighborhood?
- Is the house structurally sound?
- Do you like the floor plan of the home?
- What condition is the yard in?
- What improvements must be made?
Think carefully about each house you see and don’t be in a hurry. Our experienced Realtors can point out the pros and cons of each home to help you make your best judgment.
Once you’ve found your home, it’s time to present an offer. This will require placing earnest money in escrow and signing a written agreement with the seller. Making an offer to buy a home entails many factors—including placing earnest money in escrow and signing a legally binding contract with the seller. This agreement should be carefully prepared by knowledgeable Realtors with your interests in mind. The Desrochers Realty Group can help you navigate the following factors prior to putting your offer on the table:
- Amount of earnest money
- Down payment
- Price you are offering
- Details of financing
- Proposed move in date
- Proposed closing date
- Details of the sale
- How long the offer is valid
The seller will either accept the offer as presented, or make a counter offer and ask you to resubmit a proposal. When all the parties involved have agreed upon the details, initialed any revisions and signed the final agreement then an offer becomes a contract.
Upon your complete satisfaction, it’s time to close the sale. The title company managing your escrow account will coordinate the closing. After furnishing the down payment and any other agreed-upon fees, you will sign final papers. Once the deed and mortgage are recorded in the state Registry of Deeds, you will become a homeowner.
Buying, owning and maintaining your own home can be highly rewarding. Whether you’re an experienced homeowner or a first-timer, we can help. With a qualified Realtor at your side, you can be confident you’ll enjoy a rewarding home buying experience.