21 Steps for Buyers

Buying a home can be an overwhelming process, but less so if you take things one step at a time.  We have found it helpful to our clients to break this process down into a series of 21 Steps. We have listed each step below.  If you click on any step, you can read a post describing that item in more detail.

When you choose to work with us, we will also send you a helpful checklist to keep you on track as you navigate through these steps and we will be keeping track of your process step by step as well.  There are a lot of moving pieces for a Buyer but we never lose sight of our shared goal: at the end of the process we want to see you enjoying your new home!

Step 1: Choose Your Realtor

Step 2: Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Step 3: Search For Your New Home

Step 4: Showings

Step 5: Make an Offer

Step 6: Earnest Money

Step 7: Home Inspection

Step 8: Be Vigilant About Your Finances

Step 9: Review HOA or Condo Association Documents

Step 10: Homeowners Insurance

Step 11: Study and Respond to Your Inspection Report

Step 12: Closing Date Confirmation on all Schedules

Step 13: Appraisal

Step 14: Pack, Arrange the Move, Call Utility Companies

Step 15: Get Downpayment and Closing Funds Ready

Step 16: Home Warranty

Step 17: Security Measures and Planning

Step 18: “Clear to Close”

Step 19: Final Walk Through

Step 20: Closing Day!

Step 21: Wrapping Up- Details for After the Closing