Buying a home is a great real estate investment. And you’ll need an agent that will communicate with you all along the way, and is one that you can put your trust in who works hard on your behalf.
There is quite a bit involved in the home buying process, but we’ll keep it fairly simple and straightforward here with more information below and to the right.
Not sure where to start? Let’s talk. Contact Shayla and we’ll get your questions answered.
Getting Started: There are two things that you’ll need to do to get started. The first is contact an agent you’d like to work with. The second is getting preapproved with a lender (if you don’t have one, just ask. We have several local lenders we can recommend to you) if you are financing your purchase.
Why not just look at homes, find what we want and then look for a lender?
Great question. Before we ever get in the car to view homes, it’s critical that you find out what you can comfortably afford.
Why? Because that one home you’ll fall in love with might end up as the one you cannot afford. In our competitive market, your offer will likely be rejected without a preapproval. A great agent knows these things!
We want to make sure that the right things happen at the right time based on your needs and goals. If you need to sell your home concurrently with purchasing a new one, please get in touch with us and we’ll map out a plan that works for your specific situation.
To help you understand the process, I’ve included some helpful tools available to you here. One is a video of the home buying process (scroll down to view, be sure to turn up the volume), and you can also create searches, save them, and create market reports.
In the meantime, here's a helpful item: To the right, you'll find my very informative booklet, The Home Buying Process - In Seven Easy Steps. Here is where you can find out more about RE/Max, your agent, the process and what you can expect from Shayla. Just click on the image and the booklet will open in a new window. If you would like your very own copy, click on the Contact Us For Free Booklet, fill out the form and we'll send you one right away.
For some search tools on this site, a login will be required. But don't worry - we do NOT sell your information or bombard you with emails. Shayla will check in with you (of course!) to answer all your questions.