Some of the obvious steps include: Market research and setting searches to make sure you see all of the properties available online (and some that might be of interest, but don't exactly meet your criteria). Then comes showing you the properties that best meet your needs (and sometimes the ones that you're just curious about).All along, there is pricing analysis so when you identify THE property, we know what a fair market price looks like for it.Finally, once THE property is identified, there are the contractual paperwork, rights & responsibilities, and timelines we need to provide and adhere to for THE property to become YOUR home. Or, add the property to your investment portfolio, if that is your goal.
Some of the less obvious steps include: Providing you referrals to resources -- lenders, inspectors, contractors, movers (to name a few) -- that will be needed as we move through the process.Specific to lenders, pointing toward professionals that listen to your concerns and needs -- tailoring their offerings to match -- and not pushing you to "do something" right away. The lenders I refer get that you may not be ready (or able) to buy today and are ready, willing, and able to work with you on a plan for you specific goals.
Speaking of lenders, ever wonder how the current mortgage interest rates compares with past rates? Well, now you can see as I keep a document updated each month to show the changes.
If you need help getting a down payment put together, Down Payment Connect may be able a resource to check. This is especially true for first time home buyers, but everyone could use some help from time to time.
Yes, buying a home or investment property can be complex. Helping you through the process is an honor and I strive to make it as painless as possible.