Buying a Home
Congratulations on Your Decision to Buy a Home!
Whether this is your first home, your last, an investment, or other, purchasing real estate is exciting and an overall smart investment.
Coupled with a professional Realtor® from Sexton Group Real Estate, your home buying experience can be rewarding and fun at the same time. Our goal is to listen to your real estate needs, meet your objectives, and exceed your expectations.
With years of real estate experience in the Berkeley and Lafayette areas, our professional Realtors® offer sound judgement from the beginning of the process through the life of your home buying journey.
We want you to feel confident and prepared throughout the process and know that we are right here with you along the way.
Here’s a short summary of what to expect when you choose to partner with Sexton Group Real Estate to purchase a home.
Set Your Goals and Expectations
As much as you can, try to narrow down why you want to buy a home and what you want in a new home. Feel free to jot down as many ideas as you can, and when we meet, we can help you narrow down the most important features of why you want a home and what you expect to get out of your new home.
Consider the parts of home buying that are most important to you. Are you looking for an investment? To own an asset that you expect will increase in value over time? Are you tired of renting? Have you outgrown your own home? Are you looking to downsize? Upsize? Change neighborhoods, cities, locations? Are certain amenities more or less important to you at this phase of your life?
Knowing your motives and preferences can help fit or filter out homes that don’t match your criteria and objectives.
Setting Yourself Up to Be Financially Prepared to Buy that Home
Once you have an idea in mind of the type of home you want in the area you want, it’s a good idea to meet with a mortgage lender who can help you define your budget, calculate how much you should allocate for a down payment, explain the different loan programs, fees and costs associated with buying a home, and get you pre-qualified.
You present a much stronger case to a homeowner considering your offer when you have all the documents in order.
If you need assistance in meeting with a mortgage lender, we are happy to give you referrals.
Use our Home Search Tool to Find your Home
Feel free to use our Advance Home Search Tool to locate a home in a neighborhood you would like to explore. Once you find some that you are interested in, we can connect to view those homes!
Keep in mind, we are always searching on your behalf as well. Once you partner with Sexton Group Real Estate, we consider you part of our home buying family.
You can count on us to take the hassle and stress out of the home buying process. Let us guide you through the home search, the purchase agreements, negotiations, inspections, appraisal, document signings, and handing over the keys!
Your best interests are always at the heart of what we do, which is why people count on the Sexton Group Real Estate for life!