Buyer's Guide

Buying Your Home: Our Plan


Step One:

Outlining Your Objectives

  • Tell us your wish-list, non-negotiables, and timeline

Planning and Preparation

  • Demystifying the home buying process and positioning you for success in this competitive market
  • Refining your price range
  • Having proof of funds documentation or finding the right lender for you and obtaining a pre-approval letter
    Sign an exclusive buyer-broker agreement

Helping You Understand the Market

  • Providing an up-to-date analysis of active, pending, and sold transactions with timely updates
  • Market forces, supply versus demand, macro versus micro

Step Two:

Finding Your Dream Home

  • Browse and review online listings that we send you
  • Notification of new and off-market properties
  • Review weekly open-house schedule that we provide you
  • Attend open houses
  • We will arrange and attend a private showing of any property that you are potentially interested in

Offers and Negotiation Strategies: Where Our Experience Counts

  • Learn the steps of making an offer and how we protect you in the process
  • Discuss multiple-offer strategies (as needed)
  • Offer presentation and highlighting your offer’s strengths to the listing agent
  • Negotiate to optimize price and terms for you
  • Acceptance of offer/counter-offers

Step Three:

Once Your Offer Is Accepted

  • Circulate fully signed offer to all necessary parties
  • Escrow initial deposit per terms of the agreement
  • Arrange for any inspections of the property (if applicable)
  • Review inspection reports and negotiate on your behalf
  • Make sure the draft purchase and sale agreement is available for review in a timely manner
  • Notify the lender of an accepted offer and make sure an appraisal is scheduled (if applicable)
  • Facilitate the signing of the purchase and sale agreement and escrowing the necessary funds as per the terms of the agreement
  • Contact insurance agent regarding homeowner’s coverage and provide mortgage lenders wording for the certificate of insurance
  • Schedule transfer of utilities
  • Schedule final walk-through of the property
  • Review of settlement statement with your attorney

Step Four:

The Closing: The Day You Have Been Waiting For!

  • Attend final walk-through with you to ensure the property is in the expected condition
  • Sign Closing Documents
  • Key Exchange
  • Celebrate your new home

Working Together Again

  • Staying in touch
  • Second homes and investment properties
  • Providing resources and introductions
  • Referrals, testimonials, and reviews

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The Carol Kelly Team works effortlessly to bring ease and competence to the otherwise complex process of buying or selling a home by tailoring their approach in order to match the client's needs.
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