Are you ready to Buy a Home? Just follow these easy five steps:
A vital part of buying a property is partnering with someone who will listen to you! Someone to learn your goals and offer advice. Someone who knows the area and market. Someone you can trust who will watch for your best interests!
Step 1: Contact Leo Clancy or your local mortgage lenders:
Many homes sell before going into the MLS, so I may already know about a home that fits your needs which is not yet on the market. I can also answer your many questions about the market and the home buying process… finally I can refer you to several different lenders depending on your needs.
Step 2: Determine your price segment:
So much has changed in mortgage lending in the last few years. Interest rates are now very attractive, but qualifying for a loan is back to traditional guidelines. Before you shop for a home, it is absolutely necessary that you meet with a lender and get a Pre-Approval.
Step 3: Search and Find a Home
There is no perfect home, but certainly some homes will meet your wants and needs better than others. Think about what is most important to you, then look for homes which have a good “blend” of location, size, amenities, and condition. The goal is to get you a good price/terms on a home which you can really enjoy!
According to INMAN News: Zillow & Trulia only have about 80% of the MLS current home listings. All of the search systems set up for you have 100% of the listings “For Sale” and “In Escrow” in the Realtor MLS!
So, now the fun starts… OCandCoastalHomes has the most up-to-date on-line home search system available....directly search the MLS. To get started searching for homes, go to the search page and enter what you're looking for.
Step 4: Looking at homes in person
When you see a home(s) you like On-Line, immediately contact Leo via phone, text, or email (especially in today’s market where the good deals sell fast).
I will will arrange a private showing, and do additional research so you know the loan balance, last price paid, seller motivation, and other information which might improve your negotiating position in case you decide to make an offer. Leo’s direct line is 714-305-2370 and you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com.
Step 5: Offer, Acceptance, Escrow, and Closing
OK, you found a property you like. Before you can call the property “your home”, you must make an acceptable offer to the seller and complete a multitude of tasks culminating in the escrow closing.
During this final step, I will be at your side all the way. I will provide sales comparables (to help you decide on a price), write up all of the documents, and coordinate the inspections, disclosures, loan, and escrow closing.
l will make sure you understand every step of the process, and will work diligently to ensure everything comes together for an on-time closing.
The most awesome Realtor in Orange County!
Leo assisted me with purchasing, and then renting out a rental property in Orange County. I have worked with a number of Realtors in the past, and I have to say that hands down, Leo is the most responsive and conscientious one out there. I will definitely seek out her help again with my real estate needs!
- Julie (Bought a home with Leo Clancy in 2013 in Lake Forest, CA)
"In the Spirit of Service"...... (714) 305-2370........ firstname.lastname@example.org
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