At Crown Point Realty, we understand that there is a big difference between buying a house and discovering a home. For this reason, we focus on building genuine relationships with each of our clients in order to develop a clear understanding of not only their needs, but also their desires in a home. We want to hear your story, learn about your family, talk about your hobbies, and get to know you personally. In doing so, we work to ensure that your real estate experience feels less like a business transaction and more like an exciting next step in your lifes journey.
However, we also understand that purchasing a home is no small decision. In fact, it will likely be one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. For this reason, it becomes critical that you work with a professional who can protect your best interests, legally, financially, and otherwise. We will handle the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on finding your dream home! Advances in modern technology have made finding a home increasingly automated for buyers, and yet, navigating the real estate waters remains a responsibility that should be entrusted only to a professional.
As your local area expert, we promise to work hard to help you discover a home that offers you all the features and amenities that best match your lifestyle!
To ensure your real estate experience is quick, easy, and hassle-free, we utilize the latest technology. Our agents utilize cutting-edge technology to optimize the home buying process.
At Crown Point Realty, you can trust that we are working hard to protect your best interests and most valuable assets. Making sure all of your real estate ducks are in a row is what we do best!
Taking The Right Steps
The home buying process doesn’t have to be complicated, but many buyers are often left in the dark by agents who don’t take time to walk them through the process and explain real estate terminology. At Crown Point Realty, while we strive to simplify the process and save you as much time as possible, we also work to ensure you have a clear understanding of what it takes to purchase a home. The 8 steps listed below are a great starting point for developing a clearer understanding of the home buying process, which your agent will walk you through step-by-step.
Getting A Head Start
In addition to the steps listed above, there are a few simply steps you can take to give yourself a headstart and help expedite your home buying experience. Listed below are several steps you can take today to ensure you are ready to go once you have begun working with one of our agents and discovered a home you love!
- Talk To A Lender & Get Pre-Approved.
Unless you intend to purchase a home with cash, most sellers will require that you submit a Pre-Approval letter with your offer on a home. In essence, this is a letter from your lender of choice stating that they have reviewed your financial qualifications and have approved you for a mortgage that fits your current financial circumstances. The process of getting pre-approved isn’t complicated, but it will require that you provide financial verification information to your lender, so it helps to have this taken care of in advance. Additionally, this will allow you develop realistic expectations concerning your budget for purchasing a home.
Need help finding a lender? You can always ask your realtor for recommendations to help you get started on the pre-approval process.
- Develop Your “Must-Have” and “Wants” List.
Taking time to consider and write down what you are looking for in a home will allow you to paint a better picture of your dream home for your agent. By doing so, your agent is able to show you homes that better fit your criteria and prevent wasting time looking at homes you wouldn’t like. It also allows you to quickly evaluate options based on the level of priority you assign to various home features.
- Know Where You Want To Live
Whether it’s a specific zip code, a general region, or a specific community, knowing where you desire to live will help save you time, as your agent is able to concentrate their efforts in the area you desire to live.
Not familiar with the area? Talk to your agent about different areas and communities and they can provide you with the information necessary for you to identify a location that seems to fit your lifestyle.
- Do Your Homework
As a local real estate professional, your agent is prepared to explain the home buying process to you in full detail and ensure you have a clear understanding of each step of the process. However, by taking the time to do your homework and develop of better understanding of the steps to buying a home, you will be more prepared for future conversations and able to act quickly when it counts most. We have a number of resources on our website that will help you do just that!
The First Step of Your Journey
If you are ready to get started today, we are ready to help! Consulting with a professional is always your best first step. We will take time to explain the home buying process, walk you through the basics of financing, help you develop your “must-have” list, give you an overview of current market conditions, create realistic expectations, and build a game plan to help you move forward as quickly or as slowly as you need.