4 Steps to Buying a Home

If you are new to the home buying process, you might feel overwhelmed and confused about the next steps to take. Here are a few steps to consider.

1. Choosing A Real Estate Agent

It is common that when people decide to buy a new home, they look at homes first and get a real estate agent second. In reality, it should be the other way around. The very first step you should be taking is talking to one of the agents from The Reed Team.

You will also want to make sure that you find an agency that has expertise and knowledge in the area you want to move to, in this case, Southern California.

The Reed Team is also the highest rated team on Zillow for all of Orange County, California and  have consistent scores on Zillow (scoring a 90 or above) which makes them The Best of Zillow!

2. Choosing A Lender

After you decide to work with The Reed Team you will need to make sure that you can get pre-approved by a lending partner. The Reed’s Team has a close business relationship with the #1 Lending Partner in all of Orange County, the Ryan Grant Team, which is the highest rated mortgage team in ALL of Orange County.

3. Finding and Choosing The Right Home

After you get pre-approved for your loan you get to do the best step next — looking at homes! When you work with The Reed Team, we can help dwindle down the homes that might interest you, by criteria:

  • Location
  • Budget
  • Square Foot of Homes
  • Schools
  • And more!

Once you find the home you like, your real estate agent can set up a showing so you can see the house up close and personal, and if it’s a perfect fit, you can put down an offer on your dream home.

4. Your Offer On The House

Once your offer on the house has been put in, 1 of 3 things can happen:

  • The seller accepts the offer
  • The seller rejects the offer
  • The seller makes a counter offer.

*It should be noted that a seller is in no way obligated to accept your offer.

Having a real estate agent with you is beneficial because they can help walk you through these different paths and help you make a decision. Without a real estate agent, the three different paths mentioned above can get overwhelming and stressful. Contact The Reed Team to get help buying your home today!

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