Steps to Buying a Home

When I represent a buyer, I have your best interests at heart. Whether you’re buying a $100,000 home or a $10 million home, you will get my full attention, 24/7 availability, access to top home inspectors as well as my expert and honest advice.  I believe it’s my job to not only find you the perfect home but also to educate you throughout the entire process so you know you’re making the best short and long-term financial decisions.  For most people, buying a home is the most expensive purchase you will ever make and it’s my job to make sure you not only get a great home but get it for a great price.  I go above and beyond for every client from helping you find movers and home insurance to personally dropping off pizza on moving day.  To read reviews about me from past clients visit Facebook or Zillow.

First, download my buyer checklist.  This checklist contains the steps you need to follow to buy your dream home. Second, send me an email at ccarnes@npdodge.com so I can set up a search set for you on the MLS and email you homes which fit your search criteria.

Lastly, read my blog posts which detail each step of the real estate transaction for buyers:

  1. Find a Realtor
  2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
  3. Download My Homebuyer's Checklist
  4. Find The Home of Your Dreams
  5. Time for Showings
  6. Make an Offer
  7. Schedule the Home Inspection
  8. I Have an Accepted Contract - Now What?
  9. Drop Off Your 1st Earnest Money Check
  10. Give Notice to Your Landlord (only applies to tenants who are currently renting)
  11. Don't Spend Extra Money
  12. Schedule the Closing on Your Calendar
  13. Gather Funds for Your 2nd Earnest Money Payment
  14. Tips for Attending the Home Inspection
  15. Read the Inspection Report
  16. Drop off the 2nd Earnest Money Check
  17. The Appraisal
  18. Hire Movers and Start Packing
  19. Hook Up Your Utilities
  20. Set Up Homeowner's Insurance
  21. Get Your Down Payment Ready
  22. Do You Want a Home Warranty?
  23. Secure Your New Home
  24. What Is Clear to Close?
  25. Attend the Walk Through
  26. Wire Transfer Your Down Payment
  27. Attend Closing
  28. Wrapping Things Up
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