Whether you are a first time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, buying a home can be scary and intimidating. Luckily I am an experienced buyer's agent who can help you navigate the entire process with ease. I am here to help and I find a checklist to be a huge asset for many of my buyers. My personal checklist looks something like this:
The Home Buying Process Checklist:
Provide Realtor a copy of letter
Meeting with Realtor
Research homes online, do drive-bys
Go see homes in person with Realtor
Make an offer!
Earnest money deposit
Choose closing attorney (holds EMD in trust account and does title search on property)
Due diligence money
Due diligence period
Due diligence period
Any other inspections (well water, septic tank, pest, radon, etc.)
Negotiate repairs/ask for money towards closing costs/off purchase price
Final walk-through inspection
Switch utilities to your name
Closing Disclosure (formally HUD-1) 3 days prior to closing
Certified bank check or bank wire transfer for amount on Closing Disclosure
To sum it up (A.K.A. the shortened version):
This may seem like a lot, which is why an initial buyer consultation with me is a must. This is our time to sit down and discuss not only this process in detail, but also to go over exactly what you are looking for in your next home and what the real estate market looks like in the Asheville area. Call, text, or email to set up a date and time!
About The Streppa Team | RealtyAsheville.com: Homes for Sale
As a native of Asheville, NC, Skye has an unparalleled understanding of the local market and area. Honesty, integrity and a hardworking spirit are the very tenets that ensure Skye gets you the very best deal in every real estate transaction. That very business model has led to Skye Streppa being a multi-million dollar producer for Keller Williams for nearly 10 years running.
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"When I returned from California in 2012, one of the primary goals I established was to buy a house. What has been a dream for 4 years finally became a reality today when I closed on a house which not only fits my budget but also suits my personality and idiosyncrasies perfectly. It's essentially a cabin deep in the woods with a creek running thru the yard. lol However, I am not embellishing or exaggerating when suggesting that none of this would have been possible without the help of my Real Estate Agent Rachel Alosky. Rachel is far too humble to take credit for the subtle influence she had in the process, but I cannot emphasize enough how much I appreciate her genuine and patient approach. Although she is confident in her ability, I don't think she has any idea exactly how talented she is. It was clear from the very beginning that she had my best interests at heart and understood that her success was intimately tied to helping me succeed which so many salespeople seem to rarely grasp these days. She was never pushy or focused on her own interests and was ALWAYS available anytime I needed her even for "stupid", "first-time buyer" questions which were in abundant supply during the time I was involved in a business relationship with Rachel. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home or just want advice from a genuine "salesperson" who is not just "in it for the money" then do not hesitate to contact Rachel Alosky at The Streppa Team! I had heard horror stories about buying and selling homes but with the help of Rachel and her team, the process was a breeze!"