GETTING STARTED AS A BUYER!
We want to help you succeed in finding your dream home. Most buyer clients want to know what they need to do to get started as a homebuyer. We offer the following suggestions to help you get started and, besides applying our more than 18 years of experience to help you succeed, we also offer generous cask-back assistance to all our buyers:
(1) Do You Have A Home You May Need To Sell? You may or may not need to sell this home but, if you think you do, please start by finding out what the home is worth. You can get started doing this by reviewing recent market activity for comparable properties in your neighborhood by ordering a Neighborhood Market Snapshot Report at this link. You will also want to get a detailed pricing analysis on your home – we on The R&R Team provide the best pricing analysis in the business. Please complete the questionnaire at this link and we will provide you with this analysis. This is at no cost or obligation to you.
(2) Fix Any Credit Issues That You Have. You will get more favorable mortgage interest rates with a higher credit score. An excellent credit score is 750 or higher. You can check your credit score for free in two easy steps and not lower your existing credit score. Go to this link to get a free credit report.
(3) Get Yourself Mortgage Pre-Approved. Mortgage pre-approval is needed so you will know how much of a home you can afford to buy. Please note that a mortgage pre-qualification is not a mortgage pre-approval. You need to complete an application and have a credit check run by a reputable mortgage lender to get a mortgage pre-approval. You need to complete this early in the homebuying process so you can make an offer when you find your dream home. Most sellers in Northern Virginia will not entertain an offer without a mortgage pre-approval letter accompanying the offer. You can find the proven and reputable lenders that we recommend at this link.
(4) Focus Your Search for A Home. Start your Internet search for a home in the multiple listing service (MLS) by using our Northern Virginia Dream Homes MLS search site at this link. It is free and easy to use. We also recommend that you further focus your search by completing a home-finder questionnaire at this link. When we receive this completed questionnaire, we will setup a more refined search for properties in the MLS that only a realtor can do and the MLS search results will be sent via auto-email on a recurring basis as new properties are listed that meet your search criteria. Most of our clients find that these realtor MLS auto-email searches save them lot of time and effort.
(5) Hire a Realtor. Hopefully, after you have initiated the above steps, you will feel better about how you are proceeding and will feel more assured that you will succeed in buying the home you want. Likewise, at some point, you will want to select a realtor to assist you. You will want to hire a realtor who is available full-time, one who provides full-service support from start to finish, one who is well experienced and an expert on the local real estate market and one who you can trust will represent your best interest. We on The R&R Team have more than 16 years of experience in helping hundreds of buyers succeed in purchasing their dream homes in Northern Virginia. Likewise, we provide generous cash-back assistance to all buyers who purchase a home through us. You can learn more about our cash-back assistance at this link, can learn more about our Team at this link and can review some of our client comments at this link.
If you have any questions, please call 703-421-1433 or send us an email today.