RE-THINK ALL YOU KNOW ABOUT
The very first step on the road to a new home is for us to meet (in person, virtually or by phone), and gather information. During this first meeting, we'll get to know you and your goals, wants and needs to ultimately determine if we want to work together. We'll also take this time to explain how we plan to represent and guide you at every step of the process.
Then we'll confirm what you're looking for in a home and create your ultimate wishlist. This wishlist should include your likes, dislikes, and must-haves so we can begin narrowing down the homes on the market that fit your criteria.
It would be so discouraging to fall in love with a home that's simply outside of your price range. To avoid this pitfall, the next step is to get pre-qualified for a loan which allows you to focus on looking at homes that not only match your wishlist criteria, but more importantly, fit within your price range. We have several seasoned lenders that can assist with the pre-qualification process and help make it a smooth and easy experience.
If you are a cash buyer, great! The process is simplified for sure – just know that evidence of the funds will be needed at the time of an offer in the form of a letter from the bank or redacted account statements.
Setting up a customized search is an art form. Sometimes a small obscure criteria will include, or eliminate, the right properties. As such, we tweak our searches regularly to make sure that all of the potential listings that might work are sent to you. And not only will we send you all of the listings that meet your criteria, but we'll continue to send daily updates of new listings and price reductions so you can monitor the market in real time. You can mark your favorites and we will arrange to see them together. Then you can narrow things down and decide which home is the one!
Once you’ve selected a home, we’ll provide detailed information on the value of the property so you can make an informed decision on the offer price along with competitive terms, all of which are important in our volatile market. We’ve got decades of experience here and you can depend on us to represent you and your interests at all times.
Upon offer acceptance, we'll help arrange for any inspections and testing that you would like to have completed on the home and assist with any negotiations needed based on the results. We know this process thoroughly and will guide and advise you so that the home is ready for you. We’ll also help with loan processes if needed – getting access for appraisers and any documentation to lenders that is required.
Closing on a home is different in various areas of the country. Here in Utah, by the Settlement deadline, the final paperwork is signed by both buyer and seller. Then, loan funds are wired into escrow. This can happen same day, or can take longer (usually 24 hours, but up to 4 business days). After this the recording of the deed at the county happens. Once we are notified of recording, you'll get the keys and be the owner of your new home!
READY TO GET GOING?