The Home Buyer's Roadmap & Checklist

Wednesday, January 12, 2022   /   by Blake Hollaway

The Home Buyer's Roadmap & Checklist

Buying a home is an important purchase but it doesn't have to be stressful. We have put together a home buyer's roadmap to give you some guidance on what to expect when you're going through the process of purchasing a new home.

1. Initial Consultation With Your Local Agent

  • Write out your home needs and wish list
  • Prioritize your needs and wants
  • Find a local market expert
  • Get guidance and get educated
  • Sign a Buyer's Brokerage Agreement

2. Get PreApproved For a Home Loan
  • Speak with a Lender. We here at Gailey Enterprises have some great suggestions we can make for possible lenders.
  • Credit check 
  • Obtain preapproval from your lender of choice
  • Formal commitment by the lender to extend credit

3. Start Your Home Search
  • Set up a custom home search
  • Discuss needs and wants with your agent
  • Select homes you are interested in 
  • View homes

4. Make An Offer On Your New Home
  • Strategize and prepare a strong offer based on current market trends
  • Seller concessions
  • Closing date
  • Contingencies 
  • Earnest money
  • Review and present an offer

5. Contract Negotiation & Acceptance
  • Negotiate any counter-offers
  • Agent and buyer work closely
  • The goal is to have a win/win for all parties involved
  • Execute contract

6. Contract Deadlines
  • Monitor all deadlines
  • Inspect the property
  • Renegotiate any items on the contract if needed such as inspections, title, and appraisal.

7. Loan Process
  • Submit all required documentation
  • Appraisal 
  • Secure underwriting approval
  • Do not make any large purchases
  • Final credit check

8. Closing
  • Title work
  • Lender loan funds
  • Deed is recorded
  • Cash at closing as wire or certified check
  • Receive Keys

9. Move Into Your New Home
  • Transfer or establish utility services
  • Submit a change of address
  • Take possession of your new home
Gailey Enterprises Real Estate
Rhonda Gailey
1414 SW Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Jacksonville Office:
3390 Kori Rd
Suite 10
Jacksonville, FL 32257

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