OUR 8 STEP BUYING PROCESS
From start to finish, our step-by-step guide, expert guidance, and local market knowledge
will take you from feeling overwhelmed to feeling in control and confident in your home
Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to
work with our team, we’ll meet together for a Buyer
Consultation to focus your search and determine what
you want and need in a home.
We’ll introduce you to one of our mortgage partners,
who can help you determine your buying price range
with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork
during this part of the process such as pay stubs,
W2’s, and tax returns. The lender will do a full review
and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in
order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the
home buying process!
Our agents get to know you — Need to move for a job?
Want a shorter commute? Getting married? Having a baby?
Need to upgrade or downsize? At this stage in the process,
we’ll send you notifications about the listings that you’re
most likely to be excited about. Be sure to let us know
if one (or more) jumps out at you so that we can schedule
viewings and be there with you every step of the way.
Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll
go to local open houses together and schedule
viewings of the homes that you’ve loved from our
listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the budget will work
and make sure that we find you the perfect home.
When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will
present a written offer to the seller. And while everyone
loves getting their offer accepted right away, the seller
could come back to us with a counteroffer, or reject
your initial offer all together. We’re happy to walk you
through each of these possibilities and exactly how to
handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it’s time to
get your financing in order and move forward to the next step!
The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going
through inspection and appraisal. The appraisal
guarantees that the price of the property matches the
condition of the property while the inspection makes
sure that everything in the home is functioning
properly and there are no major issues inside. These
are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home
are placed in your hand... for good!
Get excited because it’s time to close on your home!
This process includes going through all of the final
paperwork and signing your name (a lot!). Don't forget
to bring all of the paperwork you’ve collected along the
way, your driver's license and your down payment.
Congratulations, you did it! The process of buying a
home can be overwhelming, but with the help of the
Slocum Home Team, you've navigated it with ease and
No agent horror stories here – just a few hundred handfuls of happy buyers.