WE TAKE CARE OF ALL
OF THE DETAILS SO THAT
YOU CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT

BUYER (SANITY ) CHECKLIST

  • I’ve done my homework. I’ve picked the neighborhoods and property types I want as well as reviewed the market conditions.
  • I’ve gotten my finances in order. I’ve reviewed my credit report and am sure I have enough money to cover the down-payment and closing costs.
  • I’ve started the loan process. I made sure that I talked to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage before I started looking.
  • I’m first and foremost listening to my gut. Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to only!
  • I am realistic about when I can move. I’ve factored in my current lease or ability to sublet.
  • I’m thinking long-term. I’m clear on if I want a starter house I’ll leave in a few years or a long term home and mortgage.
  • I’m not putting all my eggs in the bank's pocket. I’ll have money left for maintenance or decoration after the down-payment and mortgage each month.
  • Consider hiring us as a buyer’s representative. Unlike a listing agent, whose first duty is to the seller, a buyer’s representative is working only for you.
  • FYI, when representing the buyer, the agent’s commission is paid by the seller.
  • I’ve discussed with Carrie any concerns or key info. The more we know about you, the more we can help you!

THE NEXT CHAIN OF EVENTS

Search

  • Listing Information Review
  • Home Tours and Open Houses
  • Exploring Options/Learning the Market
  • Find the Home You Wish to Buy

The Offer

  • Review Property Documents
  • Comparative Market Value Analysis
  • Negotiation of Best Terms and Price
  • Offer Acceptance

Escrow

  • Create Timeline of Events
  • Open Escrow Account
  • Buyer Good-Faith Deposit
  • Preliminary Title Report

Due Diligence

  • Lender Appraisal
  • Property Inspection & Investigation
  • Review of Disclosures and Reports
  • Removal of Contingencies of Sale

The Week Before Closing

  • Final Walk-Through
  • Review and Sign Closing Documents
  • Buyer Final Deposit
  • Funding of Loan

Day of Closing

  • Redecoration of the Deed
  • Close of Escrow
  • Delivery of Keys

Move In!