NAOMI OPENING DOORS: Buyer's Guide
Naomi can direct you in everything from your budget to signing your name on the dotted line. LEARN MORE about the home buying process from "Naomi Opening Doors!"
LEARN MORE about the home buying process from Naomi of "Naomi Opening Doors!"
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes in your life or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. With the right support system and the help of a trusted RE/MAX® professional, you can make the most informed decisions, able to rest secure that you are getting the best you can!
In the slideshow below, this guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared.
From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here.
Plus, Naomi is here to help every step of the way, doing what she does best… Opening Doors.
Define: Know Your Goals
What are your goals and needs in this house purchase? Is this going to be your home sweet home or your home away from home? Or maybe something different altogether? Is a yard a must? How about a fireplace? Want an incredible mountain view? A spot close to town? No matter the intended purpose, knowing what you want will help significantly with being able to see through the crowd to find your house!
Chose: Pick a RE/MAX Agent
Whether it’s your first home or you are a seasoned veteran in the house-buying scene, buying a house is always one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. It always helps to know someone has your back and is going to be looking out for your best. To ensure you have a professional by your side you can trust, Re/Max’s qualified agents are some of the best in the field. For a professional teammate, look no further than Naomi.
Budget: How To Know How Much You Can Afford
Understandably, one of the most necessary parts of buying a house can be figuring out how much house you can afford. By using an agent, you can get the resources you need to meet with the best mortgage professionals. They will help you determine how much you can afford comfortably, how much you should put towards a down payment, and walk you through different loan options, including other costs & fees. This way you can be as ready as possible and make this a smooth and stress-free transition.
Make Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse: Making an Offer
Once you find a home you’re interested in, your agent can help negotiate a fair offer based on comparable homes in the area. If your offer is accepted, you’ll make a down payment and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase agreement and closing on your home, your agent can help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract. They can also help guide you through the appraisal and inspection processes.
Finish Line: Closing On Your Home
This is it! The final step of your home buying journey. Closing is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. At closing, you will sign your mortgage paperwork to solidify your purchase. From there, you are now officially the homeowner and will be handed the keys to your new home so you can begin making memories!
The Tools to Help You Find Your Home
Once you’ve defined your home search goals, discussed them with your RE/MAX agent, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — you’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to my local knowledge as a real estate agent, I offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.
Find a Home Using My Interactive Map Search
I know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on my website to view homes located in or near the area you love.
Get to Know the Neighborhood
Feel confident and informed about your neighborhood choice! On any listing page, you can learn more about the communities you are interested in, including a breakdown of the local population, school ratings, and more.
Create an Account on My Website
Sign up for an account on my website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real-time property alerts, and more!
Download My RE/MAX Mobile App
Available for iOS and Android devices, my app brings the same experience found on my website to your smartphone or tablet. Save searches, favorite listings and schedule showings — all while on the go!