Steps To Buying

Purchasing a home is still the biggest investment most individuals will make in their lifetime. That is why it is so important to find a professional to help you with the process. With a well organized and proven approach to the home-buying, your Mathis Real Estate associate can help you find the home of your dreams. When you make the decision to buy a new home the next few steps can be just as overwhelming as the decision itself. If you follow these steps the process will be much easier.

  1. Choose a buying agent – A buying agent is a real estate professional who will have your best interest in mind and who can guide you in your search as well as help you with all the paperwork and deadlines associated in the transactions.
  2. Define your price range and your preferences – It is important at this stage to determine the difference between the “nice-to haves” and the “must haves”, this will help your agent find the right home for you.
  3. Finding your new house – The process can be very daunting, you may need to look at dozens of homes to find your perfect place, or it may happen right away. Either way it is important to look at everything you are interested in so that you can make the decision that best fits the needs of you and your family.
  4. Starting the buying process – Once you have decided on a home the next step can be a little nerve racking. This is where you will start the paperwork necessary to purchase the home. Including financing pre-approvals, purchase agreements, counteroffers and addendums. This is where the help of a professional is most needed.
  5. Financing and closing the deal – Once your purchase agreement is accepted by the seller you will begin finalizing financing arrangements and preparing for the closing transaction