First Time Home Buyers
How Can an Agent Help Me Buy a Home?
Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered.
I can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas that I can help you with:
*Getting pre-approved by a lender
I will assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender with great loan programs to fit your needs. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.
*Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. I will assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, I will help you find what you’re looking for.
*Making an offer
Once we've found the home of your dreams, I will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like condition of the home and market conditions, I will help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
*Getting an inspection
Once you have a binding agreement with the seller, it is important to hire an independent inspector to inspect the home you intend to purchase. I will help provide you with proven professionals that you can choose from. In Georgia, the buyer typically has inspections done during the "Due Diligence" contingency time period of their contract.
See this short video to know what you can expect with an inspection.
Once any necessary repairs are negotiated, your loan has been approved, and you have chosen your home insurance company, we will be headed to the closing table. Prior to arriving at the closing attorney's office, you will have a chance to view your settlement statement and wire any necessary funds to the closing attorney. I will be there to walk with you every step of the way all the way to the closing table!