Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage, unless you will be paying in cash. We will provide you with a list of vetted local lenders.
At our first meeting, we will discuss what you're looking for in your next home, including neighborhoods, amenities, pricing, and timeline, to guide your search.
We will keep you up-to-date with new listings via Compass Collections and real-time notifications on the Compass App. We will attend viewings and open houses together, spanning a range of areas and property types.
Once you find the property that you want to buy, we will provide a comprehensive pricing study and gather as much relevant data about the Seller's "ideal offer conditions" as possible.
Congratulations, the hardest part is over! The next step is to hire an attorney and begin the process of due diligence. We have a list of vetted Attorneys that we will provide to you.
Prior to signing the Purchase & Sale Agreement (P&S), we will have the opportunity to conduct a home inspection and gather/review any relevant documentation.
The Seller's Attorney will draft the P&S. Your Attorney will revise this draft and walk you through the details of the document. Once finalized, all parties will sign. At this time you will provide the second deposit to be held in escrow until closing (generally 5-10%).
Once the P&S is signed, you will complete your loan application and the bank will order an appraisal of the property. Prior to closing, your attorney will conduct a title search. You must keep up with all document requests from your lender!
Once the lender has received all your documentation and completed their due diligence, they will issue a commitment letter. At this point, you want to ensure that your closing funds are accessible.
Two to three days prior to closing, your lender will provide a disclosure outlining the financial details of the transaction, including your final payment needed to close. The day before closing, we'll conduct a final walkthrough of the property to ensure all is set for you to take ownership.
Once all the conditions of the contract have been satisfied, the closing is held. The closing documents are signed, payment is exchanged, and you will receive the keys to your new home!