From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, learn more about the home buying process.
Our agents understand that purchasing a home is very personal and one of the biggest investments you'll make. With extensive experience guiding you through the entire buying process, from your first search all the way to close, they'll be there for you each step of the way.
By asking questions, understanding your needs and goals, and communicating ofter, our agents make the home buying process a seamless and enjoyable journey.
Step 1: What Can You Afford?
The first step in the home buying process is determining how much you can afford to spend. To do this, you will need to obtain a pre-approval letter from a reliable, responsible lender who will be with you throughout the financing process. The lender will analyze your credit, income and assets. Your agent can recommend proven, highly effective lenders.
Step 2: Begin your Search
Once you have narrowed down the areas where you'd like to live, whether relocating or just moving down the street, you want a trusted professional by your side. Our qualified RE/MAX agents can assist you in identifying the home that best fits you and your family. Your agent will help you refine your search and assist you in making an informed decision.
Step 3: Making a Winning Offer
Our agents are local experts and will guide you in offering the most competitive price and terms using extensive knowledge of the current market. Having an agent that knows all of the right moves in the fast paced real estate market can make the process less stressful and more succesful.
Step 4: Schedule Home Inspection and Mortgage Approval and Insurance
Once your offer has been accepted, the due-diligence period begins. This is the time between signing the purchase & sale agreement and closing on your home. Your agent can connect you with inspectors, real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders, insurance agents and any other home related vendor that may be needed. Your agent will manage every aspect of the transaction.
Step 5: When Do You Get the Keys?
The last step before closing on your home is a final walk-through. Your RE/MAX agent will arrange the walk-through to verify the current condition of the property. This is an important step, don't skip it! Once you sign the closing documents and the deed is recorded, you will be given the keys to your new home. Congratulations!
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 our local knowledge on the current market, we offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.
Find a Home Using Our Interactive Map Search
We know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on our 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 Our Website
Sign up for an account on our website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real time property alerts, and more!
Download Our RE/MAX Mobile App
Available for iOS and Android devices, our app brings the same experience found on our website to your smartphone or tablet. Save searches, favorite listings and schedule showings — all while on the go!