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The Home Buying Process
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We take great pride in our ability to recruit, train, and retain the finest quality real estate professionals.
Since 1973, we have worked to reduce the stress involved with the Home Buying Process.
To help you understand the process, we've outlined most of the key steps to buying a home, and we’ve detailed the ways that we can provide assistance.
Step One: Get Pre-Approved For a Loan
This is probably the best advantage you can give yourself as a buyer. Sellers will take your offer more seriously and you’ll have an edge over buyers who are not pre-approved. To learn more about the benefits of pre-approval and how to begin, click here!
Step Two: Learn the Market - Register for Our “Home Alerts”
One of the best ways to learn about the market is to be constantly looking at properties. To register for our Home Alerts, simply go to our “Property Search,” define what you’re looking for, click on “Save this Search” and select how often you want to receive email “Alerts.” You will receive a comprehensive list of available area properties and will be updated as new homes become available. This will help you become familiar with what’s on the market and how homes are priced.
Step Three: Choose a Professional
Having an agent represent you as a buyer puts a knowledgeable, professional negotiator in your corner and it doesn’t cost you anything. We can match you with the best sales associate, choosing from any of our 700 leading real estate professionals in the area. To be matched with one of our sales associates, click here. If you've worked with us before, click here to find your sales associate.
Step Four: Secure Your Loan
When you find the right home, we can make the process of financing easier with one-stop shopping for a broad selection of lenders and loan products. We’ll help you choose the right loan based on your current finances and how long you plan to own your home. To learn more, click here.
Other Steps: Moving to the Area
If you are considering a move to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill or any of the other communities around our region, we can help. We can provide information on neighborhoods and schools, and we will work with you to find the perfect home. To learn more, click here.