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A Complete Guide to the Home-Buying Process

Click here to download a printable package to help you through the buying process (in Word format).

Welcome! You are about to embark on the exciting journey of finding your ideal home. Whether it is your first home or your tenth home, a retirement home, or an investment property, I will make your home-buying experience fun and exciting. I can help you find the ideal home with the least amount of hassle, and I am devoted to using my expertise and the full resources of Realist Realty to achieve these results!

Purchasing a home is a very important decision in your life. In fact, most people only choose a few homes in their lifetime. I am going to make sure that you are well equipped and armed with up-to-date information for your big decision. I am prepared to guide you through every phase of the home-buying process. This packet gives you helpful information before, during and after your transaction. Use its reference pages, note pages and agency explanations, as an invaluable guide on your home-buying journey.

So let’s take an exciting journey together! I look forward to meeting your real estate needs every step of the way.

I assure you that it is my goal to provide you with the most professional and informative service available. I am always just a phone call or text away!

  1. Find a Realtor You Can Trust –read reviews from my past clients
  2. Analyze Your Needs in a Consultation
  3. Obtain Financial Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval
  4. Select Properties
  5. View Properties
  6. Write an offer to Purchase *Due diligence/Trust money check
  7. Negotiate and Counteroffer
  8. Contract Acceptance! * Inspections (Home, termite, etc.) * Negotiate Repairs * Schedule Closing
  9. Complete the Mortgage Application * Credit Report *Appraisal *Verifications *Insurance
  10. Secure Underwriting * Conditions
  11. Final Walk Through
  12. Close on the Property
  13. Take possession of your New Home!


Up Front Money:

  • Due Diligence Fee/ Trust Money
  • Inspection Fees (Home, Radon, Well, Septic & Termite)
  • Appraisal
  • Survey