Buyer’s Guide

The Answer Book for Buyers

 Click and the botton above and download a collection of how-tos, checklists, and worksheets to help your buyers and sellers understand what to expect during the real estate purchasing experience.

Prepare and Plan

Buying a home is a major undertaking. Before taking the plunge, make sure that you’ve thought it through and are ready to proceed.

Deciding to Buy

Assemble all of your information and develop a good idea of what you want before you begin shopping.

Getting Organized

Shop for a Home

Finding a good agent “one who knows and understands the local market” is the first step in your home search.

Selecting an Agent

It’s a good idea to do some fact-finding before you start looking at homes — before you get caught up in the excitement and stress of the shopping process. Hopefully you’ve gotten to know the communities you’re considering during the organizational phase. Now it’s time to narrow the search and find your new home.

Research Markets

The actual search for a home can be the most daunting part of your buying experience. You’ve done the preparation and research – now it’s time to put it to use.

Finding a Home

Buy A Home

You’ve done your homework and seen what the market has to offer – now it’s decision time.

Choosing a Home

You’ve chosen a home — now it’s time to get the best deal you can.

Making the Offer

A properly written contract sets forth the terms of the sale and protects the interests of both buyer and seller.

The Contract

Close the Deal

Securing a mortgage is the first step toward closing – and moving day. Of course, if you’re pre-qualified you are a step ahead.

Getting a Mortgage

You’re almost there — but there are still important tasks you have to complete before the closing.

Preparing to Close

You’re almost there. The preparations have been completed – now it’s time to finalize the purchase.

Closing Title

Congratulations! It’s done — you’re a homeowner.

Moving In