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STEPS FOR BUYING YOUR HOME

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STEP 1
OUTLINING YOUR OBJECTIVE

Outlining Your Objectives

  • What is your motivation to buy?

  • What price range are you considering?

  • What is your timeline to move?

  • What are your ideal features and “non-negotiables”?

  • What are you looking for in a neighborhood?

Planning & Preparation

  • Discuss objectives and process with your Realtor®

  • Discuss objectives and process with your Realtor®

  • Obtain a loan approval letter

  • Sign exclusive buyer-broker agreement with your Realtor®

  • Research neighborhood of interest with your Realtor®

Understanding the Market

  • Analysis of active, pending, and sold transactions.

  • Review contracts and timelines.

  • Personal timing and seasonal considerations.

  • Market forces: supply v. demand, macro v. micro.

  • Create Profile-Based Buyer Attraction Strategy.

STEP 2
FINDING YOUR HOME

The Search

  • Browse and review online listings with your Realtor®

  • Browse and review online listings with your Realtor®

  • Notification of new and off-market properties.

  • Virtually tour listings from the comfort of your home.

  • Select your ideal location and home.

Offers & Negotiation Strategies

  • Learn about the Purchase Contract from your Realtor®

  • Discuss multiple offer strategies (as needed).

  • Offer presentation and highlighting buyer strategies.

  • Negotiate to optimize price and terms.

  • Acceptance of offer or counter offers.

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STEP 3
GOING INTO ESCROW

The Escrow Process

  • Notify escrow of acceptance and send full executed contract.

  • Wire initial deposit to escrow per terms of agreement.

  • Notify lender to begin loan process and order appraisal.

  • Sign and return opening package of escrow instructions.

  • Contact insurance agent for homeowner coverage.

  • Provide escrow with vesting (title) information.

Inspections & Disclosures

  • Schedule all desired home inspections, (i.e. termite report).

  • Schedule all desired home inspections, (i.e. termite report).

  • Approve/negotiate repairs based on inspection reports.

  • Review/approve all seller and state required disclosures.

  • Review/approve preliminary title report.

  • Meet deadlines and remove contractual contingencies.

  • Schedule final walk-through prior to close of escrow.

STEP 4
CLOSING

Welcome Home

  • Review closing statement from escrow

  • Virtually meet with escrow to sign loan documents

  • Arrange to wire down payment and closing costs

  • Transfer utilities to new location

  • Closing, key delivery, and celebration

  • Move into the property

  • Move-in checklist

Working Together Again

  • Staying in touch and keeping you informed

  • Second homes and investment properties

  • Providing resources and introductions

  • Referrals, testimonials, and reviews

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Get in Touch

Adriana López-Soler

Licensed Real Estate Broker

License #N630652

SUNSET PROPERTIES OF SWFL,LLC

  Tel: (239) 250-2051

Email: sunsetproswfl@gmail.com 

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