The 22-Step Home Buying Process


Preliminary Stages – Resource/Advisor 

1)     Choose a Buyer’s Agent - Discuss Agency

2)     Get Pre-Approved with Preferred Lender (Trust & Communication)

3)     Discuss Desired Criteria with Agent


Home Showings - Local Market Expert/Tour Guide 

4)     Choose And Tour Homes 

5)     Revise Criteria and Tour Homes as needed 

6)     Discuss Market Value and Pros/Cons of Favorite Homes 

7)     Choose Home to Make Offer



Negotiations - Negotiator  

8)     Discuss Situation of Subject Property with Agent 

9)     Draft and Sign Offer and Deliver Earnest Money to Agent 

10) Send Offer to Seller/Listing Agent with Convincing Information (CMA) 

11)  Negotiate until Acceptance or Rejection 



Under Contract – Problem Solver/Mediator  

12)  Forward Executed Contract to Lender for Processing 

13)  Deposit Earnest Money into Brokerage Trust Account 

14)  Order and Review Preliminary Title Report 

15)  Review and Discuss Seller Property Condition Disclosures 

16)  Due Diligence Deadline: Inspections, Renegotiate Terms as needed 

17) Appraisal Deadline: Review Appraisal, Renegotiate Terms as needed 

18)  Financing Deadline: Work with Lender to get Final Approval



Closing – Facilitator (Second pair of eyes)  

19)  Review Closing Documents for Accuracy 

20) Attend Closing/Settlement with Buyer(s)

21)  Follow-up on Funding and Recording 

22) Help Client Move and Set-up Utilities



After closing we are still your agent! We are more than happy to assist you with any questions, concerns or needs that may arise after closing!!