The Buying Process

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Find an Agent

When searching for a home, communication is key. A licensed agent with a history of expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of the area will be a huge advantage in your search.


Get Pre-Qualified for Financing

Unless you are paying cash for the home, you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan before beginning your search. We advise prospective buyers to speak with 1-2 mortgage brokers, who will determine how much the bank will be willing to lend you based on your income and credit history.


Define Your Search

The next step is to figure out what you want in a home at the price you can afford. In what area are you looking to live? What style and size home do you prefer? How long do you think you will live there? In our experience, the better defined the search is on the front end, the greater the chance that you find the home you are looking for.


Set Up a Collection

Compass has a great collaboration tool called Collections, which allows you and your agent to set up a search based on your price range and needs and then to seamlessly communicate on listings that your preferences generate.


Pound the Pavement

Once you have narrowed down your potential list, it’s time to go look at properties!

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