Buying Process & Tips

Understanding the Process of Buying a Home is helpful to avoid overwhelm and having a bad experience.  Hiring the right buyer agent is key as well to making sure you find the right home, are protected, and follow a process that is the correct process. 

Real estate agents and brokers are hired by home buyers to represent them in one of their most important life transactions, decisions and investments. Most often the buyer agent commission is covered by the seller of the home.  In most all home purchase/sale transactions, home buyers to negotiate with the other side to help reach an agreement. The risk is too high that clients will hire a part-time, untrained, unethical and/or incompetent agent is scary. Along with hiring the right buyer agent to represent you, your understanding of some key elements helps make your buying experience less overwhelming and more exceptional.  And all too often decisions of whom they hire is not made on the agent's experience.  

Experience & Education & the Process Matters

5 Key Steps in your Home Buying Process
&  Real Estate Tips 

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Quick Summary of the Real Estate Buying Process Explained by Kim

Step 1:  Timing.  Are you ready to buy your home? Or just window shopping?  

Step 2:  The Pre-Approval which is super important so you manage your budget & look for the right price range. 


Securing your loan, mortgage downpayment requirements and loan types

Step 3: Hiring the right buyer agent to represent you helps you develop your plan and home buying strategy.
 
 

We at the Kim Barber group have the accrediation of being  Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) and experience of over 700 homes sales.  The ABR prepares real estate professionals to represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed.  

Step 4 Finding the right home, and Getting Your Home Offer Accepted.

 
 

We also have the Broker Price Opinion (BPO) Resource (BPOR) designation which, along with experience,  demonstrates expertise in home pricing and evaluation

Importantly, we also are MCNE, which is the Master Certified Negotiation Experts

Adding negotiations, pricing expertise, and experience puts you into a position that makes your home buying experience in that exceptional level. And, experience matters when making such a big decision and investment in your future.

Step 5:  Managing the Contract Process.  Understanding Real Estate contract contingencies.

 
 

The real estate appraisal process and appraisal contingency.

 

The real estate home inspection contingency.  An interview with a home inspector. What to expect in your real estate home inspection. Pick the right inspector.

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