Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered.

A real estate agent can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.

If you don’t have an agent to help you through this process, contact us to be paired with the perfect agent that understands your needs. We can find you your dream home and you can enjoy your home buying experience!

Here are some of the key areas that an agent can help you with:

Getting pre-approved by a lender

By providing your real estate agent w6ith some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, he or she can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.

Here at Douglas Lane Real Estate Group, we have partnered with the mortgage officers at First Choice Mortgage to get started on your mortgage application, visit our secure online mortgage application to get started on the journey to home ownership!

Choosing a home

For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. An agent can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, an agent can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Start your search with our listing search tools! We have access to the Multiple Lisiting Service, MLS, which directly is integrated into our website. Have all up-to-date listings available where you are, jus create your free account and save your favorite listings! Let us know when your ready to see a home! We will schedule the showing and we will get you all the information you can want with your future home!

Making an offer

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, an agent will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, an agent will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.

Closing

Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In some areas, the escrow or title company handles the closing process, while in other areas an attorney handles it. Regardless of where you’re buying, a real estate agent can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

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