Step 1: Get the best talent you can possibly find, and lean on all of your advisors.
“If You Think Hiring a Professional is Expensive, Wait Till you Hire an Amateur”
The very first step to buying a home is to hire a REALTOR®. How do you find the best possible REALTOR® to help you? One of the best sources is to ask for referrals from family and friends. Take the time to read each REALTOR’s client recommendations, scheduling brief phone interviews with those you like best. This will help to narrow down the list of agents you want to meet in person. We hope that, since you’re on the Silicon Valley & Beyond website, you will consider The Dawn Thomas Team.
It is important to find someone that understands you, your lifestyle, and your unique requirements. You need to trust their capabilities, experience, and professionalism. You need to find someone with whom you can connect, as this person will be assisting you in one of life’s biggest decisions. Click here to learn more about choosing a REALTOR®.
For most people, buying a home is one of the most significant financial endeavors they will make in their lifetime. As such, it is always wise to consult with your financial advisors to fully understand the implications such a purchase will have on your financial wellbeing, both short and long-term. Read more about the importance of consulting advisors.
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is a vital part of the home buying process. Not only does it provide you with the ability to place an offer, but it also gives you an understanding of how much you can afford to spend on a residence. Choosing a capable, experienced lender is just as important as picking the right real estate agent. Having the best lender in your corner gives you a leg up during the home buying process. Learn more about the importance of mortgage preapproval.
Once you’ve chosen your REALTOR® (hopefully The Dawn Thomas Team!), consulted your advisors, and received a preapproval for a mortgage, you then need to understand all the steps involved in the home buying process. This includes creating a list of what you want and need in a home, touring properties, providing Dawn with a copy of your preapproval letter, and more. Discover all that is involved in buying a home by clicking here.
Now let’s move onto Step 2 in the Buying Process.