Initial Buyer Consultation
All great relationships start with a great foundation and the Initial Consultation is where we build it. Our experienced agents are here to listen to your needs and priorities while giving you the opportunity to see if we will be the right team to assist you. This initial one hour consultation allows us to show you how we work. Not ready yet? No pressure, there is no obligation. When you are ready, we will be here to set you up for success and be your number one advocate.
Get Your Finances in Order
At this stage, our job is to maneuver the financial pieces to ensure you’re on a strong financial footing when that dream home becomes available. Our recommended network of lenders and financial experts will help tighten up your credit, determine exactly how much you can afford for both a home and down payment, and make sure you’re formally pre-approved for a loan, all with the goal of solidifying your position as a serious market contender.
Search For a Home
Now for the fun part! We’ll help you draw up a “wishlist” of everything you’re looking for in not just your new home, but your new community as well. We’ll match your must-haves with your budget and then draw on our local expertise and network of industry colleagues to help you find a place that’s everything you wished for. Shopping for a home is exciting and at Elevation Real Estate, we make it fun!
Make an Offer and Negotiate
We’ll help you formulate a fair offer with our OfferMeter and draw up the offer documents. Then we’ll leverage smart negotiating skills to guide you through contingencies and ensure you don’t spend any more than you need to. And if things should not work out with one offer, we’ll be fitter, faster and stronger and ready for the next one.
Let’s Investigate, Shall We?
Once your offer is selected, you can elect to investigate the property. If you do this, we’ll send an independent licensed inspector to fully check a home’s condition. Because it detects issues that aren’t apparent on a walkthrough, a home inspection is a powerful negotiating tool and the best insurance you can ever get on a property. If issues arise, we’ll work with you to develop strategies on how best to proceed. You’re getting close and you don’t want to set yourself up for headaches down the road.
The Marathon Before the Close
Making it through escrow can seem like a mountain of details but the view from the top is worth it. Expect to sign a ton of paperwork before you get there, and we’ll hold your hand through every step of the process. This is where our team shines with our amazing network of vendors and follow through. We believe in a holistic approach and we have your back.
Congratulations on Your New Home!
In the final days, there will be a flurry of activity that will culminate with the home officially becoming yours. A few days before closing, we’ll conduct a final walkthrough and then once both parties sign closing statements, the keys are yours. It will be time to celebrate and we’ll be there to rejoice your new home and journey!