Video: How the Home Buying Process Works!

Our Buyer's Brokers (agents) will:

  1. Educate you about Buyer Agency, outlining fiduciary responsibilities, which include: complete Disclosure, Loyalty, Confidentiality, Obedience and Accountability.

  2. Save you time searching the market for an affordable home that meets your criteria. We are experts at searching through ALL listings in the MLS and finding homes for sale by owner.

  3. View homes with you and provide comparative analysis. We can also refer you to expert home inspectors who’ll provide more in-depth analysis and advice.

  4. Help you explore your financing options so you make the best possible mortgage decision.

  5. Negotiate the best possible price for you and take care of all the documentation details.

  6. Assist you, if necessary, in finding any home-related services you need. In short, provide you with comprehensive, high-quality buyer's service. So if you'd like us to help you buy a home, please call or email us, or just set up a showing. We look forward to meeting you.

Why do you need a buyer's agent?

  • Professional guidance from the beginning of your search to the day you get the keys. We make sure you understand the process and guide your decision making with expert advice.

  • Market speed. You will know about listings sooner and you we will provide you with quick access to homes. In a fast moving market, speed is extremely important.

  • Tech tools. The latest technology for home searches, virtual tours and electronic signatures.

  • Buyer's Agents specialize in working for home buyers, representing their best interests throughout a purchase.

  • Using a buyer's agent won’t cost you anything. Services are paid for by the home seller.

More About The Buying Process

Purchase And Sale Agreement Once an offer on a property has been made by a buyer and accepted by the seller, they enter into a legal contract known as a Purchase and Sale Agreement. This document outlines the specific terms and conditions of the transaction and is acknowledged by both parties by the signing of the document.

Inspection Once a buyer and seller reach mutual acceptance on a property, a home inspector is hired to investigate every nook and cranny to determine if the home is in need of any repairs. An inspector will check items, such as the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, and electrical. Afterwards, buyers will have a chance to negotiate with the sellers to cover the costs of certain repairs or to ask for concessions.

Negotiation Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, negotiation is the key to getting the best deal. Negotiations can involve everything from settling on a sales price to concessions and financing. Windermere Real Estate agents are expert negotiators whose job it is to represent your interests during the give and take of a real estate transaction.

Financing You may already be pre-approved, but now that you’re closer to the actual purchase price, you’ll be working more in-depth with your lender on your final loan approval. If your in need a loan approval contact us for our best referrals.

Title Insurance You will receive a full report detailing the property history for you and your lender to ensure there are no legal encumbrances between a new owner and the property being purchased.

Escrow Once the offer is accepted and a closing date agreed upon, escrow allows the buyer and the seller to have an outside party ensure all parts of the contract are complete. Your Windermere agent can help coordinate the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete.

Closing At closing, all the paperwork is signed by the buyer and seller, both parties pay any settlement fees and the documents are officially recorded. Prior to closing, you'll receive a settlement statement outlining any fees which may apply to you. After closing is finalized and recorded, the home is yours!

We are always happy to have new buyer clients. Showing houses and guiding you through the process is what we enjoy doing. Please browse listings, ask questions and request information as you need it. We are standing by to assist.