Real Estate Tips from CBSELLSIT • July 24, 2023

Timeline for Buying a Home

Is your lease up this spring? 🌸 Do you want to move in the summer once school ends? 🌞 Are you dreaming of new scenery in time for fall or winter? 🍁 ❄️

Let’s talk about your home-buying timeline, then. And spoiler – the earlier you get started, the better!

◾ Find the right agent
🟰 Estimated time: 1-2 weeks
✔️ I recommend you interview agents & read reviews. And know, I offer home buyer consultations where you can learn more about me and the process!

◾ Work with a lender & get pre-approved
🟰 Estimated time: 1-2 weeks
✔️ I can recommend multiple local lenders, making it easier for you to compare mortgage rates & find a lender you can trust! Tip – if you have your info ready ahead of time, this can streamline the process for you!

◾ Meet with your agent to discuss your plan
🟰 Estimated time: An hour or two!
✔️ We can meet at a local coffee shop or video chat about the next steps and what you’re looking for in your new home.

◾ Browse listings online & schedule in-person tours
🟰 Estimated time: 1 week to 3 months
✔️ This timeframe can vary depending on your unique needs and listing inventory. Working with a knowledgeable local agent (like me!) can help you manage this process more efficiently.

◾ Make an offer & negotiate
🟰 Estimated time: 1 day to 1 week
✔️ It pays to work with an experienced agent during this part of the timeline to guide you through any negotiations and counteroffers.

◾ Enter the closing process
🟰 Estimated time: 4 to 6 weeks
✔️ A lot will happen during this timeframe! Your home loan will be approved, inspections and appraisals will happen, and you’ll get to celebrate your closing! 🎉

So, be sure to save this timeline & reach out to me if you’re ready to get started!