During your initial consultation, we will get to know you and your specific home needs so we can find the best home for you. We will also review the home-buying process step by step, so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare. Learn all about the home buying process below!
Buying a new home is a process that is both detailed and exciting. If you are like many of my curious clients, you may be reading this with a pen and paper off to the side, jotting down all of your home buying questions for your potential realtor. That is great! I love educating my clients and answering questions, and I cannot wait to answer yours!
While many potential buyers may think they need to find a home first and then apply for a loan, the reality is actually the opposite. You will want to consult with a lender before you start shopping for two reasons: 1) To discuss what your down and monthly payments can be at different price points, and 2) To obtain a pre-approval letter. When you attach your pre-approval letter to an offer on a home, it gives you a competitive edge by showing the seller will know that you are serious and able to afford the home.
If you are not already working with a lender, I would be happy to connect you with a local lender during our initial consultation.
Do you have a preferred neighborhood?
- Is proximity to schools, playgrounds, and your place of employment important to you?
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms would you like?
- Do you need a home office? Is there a particular home style you would like (Both externally and internally)?
- What is your ideal price range?
Once I understand your preferences and we have your financial groundwork in place, I use your criteria to create a personalized home profile for you. You will begin receiving home listings by email that fit your criteria. Get ready, because your new home is not far away.
“Eileen made me feel comfortable and confident that we would find the perfect spot for our growing family.” — Jennifer
Once the initial consultation is completed and loan pre-approval has been obtained, it is time to start the exciting part - viewing homes!
When we get together to view properties, I can also acquaint you with many of the local hidden gems and amenities in the area. Once we find “The One” and are sure that you are ready to move to the next step, we will begin the offer process.