WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD?
First, obtain a pre-approval document from a reliable, responsive lender who will be with you throughout the financing process. Your credit worthiness, income and assets will be analyzed. Be sure to provide all information promptly. Your agent can suggest proven, vetted lenders.
BEGIN YOUR SEARCH
Once you have narrowed down areas where you'd like to live, Leading Edge agents can assist you in identifying the home that best fits you and your family. You’ll have access to our cutting-edge search function which features neighborhood and school statistics, market data and walk scores. Your agent will help refine your search and assist you in making an informed decision.
HOW WILL YOU MAKE A WINNING OFFER?
Your agent, a local market expert, will guide you in offering the most competitive price and terms using extensive market knowledge and various tools like sales trends, absorption rates, and escalation clauses. In today’s market, bidding wars are common. Your agent knows all the right moves in this stressful, fast-moving game.
CONDUCT HOME INSPECTION AND OBTAIN MORTGAGE APPROVAL AND INSURANCE
Once your offer has been accepted, Leading Edge agents can connect you with skilled home inspectors, real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders, insurance agents and any other home-related vendors that might be needed. Your agent will manage every aspect of the transaction and will help you find resolutions to inevitable challenges.
WHEN DO YOU GET THE KEYS?
Your Leading Edge agent will arrange a final walk-through before closing to verify the current condition of the property. Don’t skip this step. After you sign the closing documents and the deed is recorded, you will have the keys to your castle! Congratulations!