Buyers Guide

Making the choice to buy a property is one of the biggest decisions you can make.

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Deciding to Buy

What motivates your decision?

Determining the reasons why you want to buy is your first step in starting this process. Is your previous home too small and you're looking to upgrade in size? Are you interested in expanding your income by purchasing a rental home or business property? Having a clear idea of what motivates you to buy will help you choose the property that best suits your needs and wants.

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Preparing to Hit the Market

Gathering the essentials 

Before you can start looking at properties, you'll need to secure financing from a mortgage lender if you're not paying in cash. There are several financial documents that will need to be gathered in order to be approved, including but not limited to:

  • The last two years of tax returns
  • 401k statements
  • Pay stubs 
  • Bank statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Information on personal or auto loans you may have 

At this stage, your credit score will also play a huge role in determining how much money you can finance and the type of property you'll be able to purchase.

Securing a Real Estate Agent

Choosing a highly-qualified real estate agent to advocate for you during the buying process is crucial. There are many things you should factor in when deciding on an agent:

The real estate market changes constantly. A great realtor will always work hard to navigate new trends through training and programs. There are ample training opportunities for agents, so finding a realtor who has taken advantage of these shows they are serious about this industry.

Finding an agent with skills that will benefit you is key. Does he or she implement new strategies during negotiations? Are they great at networking? At marketing? If you're buying a luxury home, is this agent skilled in that area of expertise? Do they have ample knowledge of the area you're buying in?

Buying a property is a complex process that will need to be discussed frequently, so having an agent who excels at communicating is extremely important.

At Triangle Experts, you'll never have to worry about this part of the process. Our agents are award-winning professionals focused on client satisfaction.

Finding your dream home

Your agent will help you navigate the market every step of the way.

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Making an offer

When you've found a home you love, your agent will advocate during negotiations with an offer that satisfies your financial and personal goals. Once your offer has been accepted by the seller, you'll now move into the next stage of the process—under contract.

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Navigating Under Contract

When you've found a home you love, your agent will advocate during negotiations with an offer that satisfies your financial and personal goals. Once your offer has been accepted by the seller, you'll now move into the next stage of the process—under contract.

Closing day

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Final walkthrough

You'll take one last walk through the property to make sure everything is in order and looks the same as when you last viewed it.

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Closing

You'll sit down with your agent, attorney, financial lender, and other key individuals at closing. Here a settlement agreement that discloses all financial transactions during this process will be signed by you and the seller. If you've received financing, you will need to sign paperwork for your lender. Per your agreement, any funds that need to be dispersed on your end will happen at this time. Once everything is complete, the seller will turn the keys over to you.

Congratulations! You've just purchased a home!

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