So you are interested in purchasing a home? Congratulations on taking the first step by starting the process of educating yourself.
Buying a home can be a complicated process, but our team of dedicated REALTORS® is committed to simplifying thing for you. If you are considering buying a home, the very first step for is to figure out what you can afford. If you take the time to get pre-approved, you can determine your budget and tailor your search accordingly. It also will enable you to act quickly in a competitive market.
Let’s be honest there are a lot of steps and seemingly complicated decisions in deciding to purchase a home. If you have not done it before it can seem very daunting. Here is some information to help you along the way.
It is a good idea to understand the financing before you start looking at homes to buy. Knowing your price range will help you shop for homes you know you can afford. Also if you find one that you would like to write an offer on, by doing the financing ahead of time, you will be ready to write!
Buyer’s Agency Agreement
If you decide to work with T.R. McKenzie Inc., and you want someone to act in your best interest, we will need a Buyer’s Agency Agreement. Review it ahead of time to be prepared.
You have gotten your pre-approval, and you have signed a Buyer’s Agency Agreement with an agent. Time to go look at some properties! Once you find one you would like to write an offer on, the below information can help you.
Offers to Purchase
It’s a REALTORS® job to help their clients execute contracts and fill in blanks. The more prepared a buyer is, the better. Below are examples of a couple different offers to purchase based on property types. By reviewing these ahead of time, it will help the buyer be prepared when working with their agent to fill the forms out.
Other Important Documents
- Lead Based Paint Brochure (PDF)
What you need to know about Lead Based Paint
- How to Buy in a Tight Market (PDF)
- Buyers & Sellers Guide to Multiple Offer Negotiations (PDF)
- Seller Disclosure Law (PDF)