Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers overwhelmed.
We can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with us, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas with which we can help you:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
The first thing a buyer needs to do is talk to a lender. We have a network of lenders and can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable mortgage broker. Not all lenders are the same. We have seen deals die and buyers no longer able to buy a home because of poor advice from a lender. You want a lender with the experience needed to get you across the finish line. The lender will go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. We can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you see. From local community information to home-specific details, we can help you find the right home.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, we will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales and our 20 plus years of experience, we will negotiate to get you the home at the best possible price.
After finding the perfect home, it is time to give it a thorough inspection. We can help you here as well with our network of seasoned professionals in the home inspection business. Every home will have some items that need attention. We will negotiate repairs and or credits to rectify these items.
Closing on your new home can be a complicated process. In Illinois an attorney handles this process. Our real estate network includes many real estate attorneys. With us and your attorney at your side, the transaction should go smoothly.