For most people, buying a home is the biggest decision they will ever make. Buying a home is certainly a very exciting time, but it is important that you know all the facts and making sure buying makes financial sense to fit into your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, it is important that you get help and advice from a trusted real estate professional. Your real estate agent should act as a consultant and guide you through the entire buying process.
That includes answering questions about the neighborhood, market conditions, schools, and helping you get the finance you need. At the same time, your agent will assist you in acquiring a pre-qualified mortgage loan. This will show lenders you are committed to purchasing a home and make your financing arrangements a lot easier. After you find your dream home, your agent will begin the process to get you moved in as quickly and easily as possible. The process usually begins with putting together an offer to the seller that is tailored to your needs. After the seller accepts the offer, closing is usually held within 30-60 days from the offer date.