Buying a Home

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If you’re like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly journey if you’re not familiar with the process. One of our specialties is representing the best interests of buyers throughout the home buying process. Our comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience less stressful.

Buying a Home

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

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Choose a REALTOR®

Your guide through the home buying process.

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Get Pre-Approved with a Lender

As needed, learn how much house you can afford based on your financial history & down payment.

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Complete a Buyer Consultation

Discuss the criteria and price range of your new home with your REALTOR®. 

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Select Listings to View & Tour

Showings consist of 4-6 homes in 3-4 hours.

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Write an Offer

Once you’ve identified your favorite property, your REALTOR® will check recent comparable sales and will work with you to submit an offer.

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Negotiate the Deal

Your REALTOR® will represent you by working directly with the seller’s agent to ensure the home and final sale price meet your criteria.

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Accept the Contract

Upon acceptance of the contract, you can officially apply for your mortgage.

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Due Diligence Period

We will order an inspection to find any unforeseen issues with the home. We will negotiate for repairs, a lower price, or walk away.

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Engage with Closing Attorney

The closing attorney will perform a title search & order title insurance to ensure a legal transfer.

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Secure Your Financing

Get all of your documentation to the lender and order your appraisal. If you’re paying cash, transfer funds to the Closing Attorney

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Post Due Diligence Period

Order homeowners insurance & a home warranty, arrange utilities & services, start packing & hire movers for closing day.

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Closing Day

Complete final walkthrough and sign paperwork with the closing attorney and get your keys.

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Move into your New Home!

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Our team of agents have relationships with some of the best lenders available. Just ask your REALTOR® for an introduction to get the home buying process moving forward.

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Contact Us

Contact Us by Phone, Email, or Visit our Location in Downtown Decatur.

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201 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite 119 Decatur, GA 30030

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