Buyer Services

 

When it comes time to buy a home, finding the right one in the right neighborhood at a cost that fits your budget is not an easy job.

How we help you find the right home.

  • We listen – We listen to you so that we can be completely responsive to your needs.
  • We guarantee our service – With Coldwell Banker Bain’s Buyer Services Guarantee we let you know exactly what you can expect and back it up in writing.
  • We have a plan – We’ll follow a customized, detailed plan to find the right home for you.

We know what matters most.

  • Communication – We will listen to you and keep you informed every step of the way.
  • Affordability – We are committed to showing you homes within your price range.
  • Convenience – We’ll work hard to simplify the home buying process for you.

Tips for Buyers

The key to finding the right home is organization. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Before you start house hunting, find out from a professional how much house you can afford. We will refer you to a loan officer to pre-approve you for your home.
  • Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in a home. Make a list of everything you want in a home. We will go over your list so we know exactly what you need in your home.
  • Make notes as you look at each home. Take along a camera or use the camera on your phone to remember which features go to which home.
  • Once you've found the home you want to buy, together we'll complete a purchase and sale agreement. This is the contract in which the seller and the buyer outline the details of the property transfer.
  • When you do choose a home, make sure the home is structurally sound. We will provide you to a list of home inspectors from which to choose. The inspector will look for large repairs that are needed and report on the condition of the home.
  • A closing date is jointly agreed-upon during the negotiation stage of the transaction. Before closing, the closing agent (usually an escrow or title company or attorney) will complete a thorough settlement statement for both buyer and seller.  The settlement statement explains all of your costs to purchase the home – including how much cash you will need to bring to closing.