First off, we are so excited for you! Buying a home, whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned pro, is a time that tends to be filled with hope and possibility. We never forget that, and we work hard to honor your dreams for home ownership in the Longmont and Boulder areas.
Whether you are looking for your forever home or an investment property, buying a home in the Longmont or Northern Colorado area means you’ll need someone to help you zero in on available properties pronto and to help you move quickly and nimbly. That’s us!
Of course, home buying is about more than just property shopping. Getting to closing day is a multi-step process, outlined below. We aim to build great relationships with our clients, so that no matter the course — easy-peasy or full of surprises — we’ll be able to guide you through as a trusted partner.
If you’re considering hiring us, we’d love to get to know you! And once you’re ready to say “go,” we’ll have a friendly yet strategic sit-down to talk about what exactly you’re looking for, why you’re moving or investing, what your budget is, what questions you have and what your ideal timing looks like.
You’ll need a mortgage partner whom you can trust. We can point you to some great local options who can help you determine what types of loans and loan amounts you qualify for. You’ll provide detailed financial info, which they will review and provide you with a letter of pre-qualification, which helps you establish a budget and will ensure sellers take you seriously when considering offers.
In the Boulder, Longmont and Northern Colorado areas, you’ll want to know the minute something great comes on the market. We’ll set up personalized alerts to notify you of pre-screened matches.
See something with promise? We’ll tour it together and our agents will be armed with all the details: whether or not appliances are included, when the roof was last replaced, what schools are nearby and more.
Once you’ve found a home you’re excited about, it’s time to present an offer to the seller. Here’s where having an experienced agent really pays off. How an offer is written can determine whether or not you’re selected from a number of other offers. Additionally, a well-written offer will protect your best interests in the event your offer is accepted.
If your offer is accepted, we raise a glass for sure! But we’re not quite to the finish line yet. An appraisal ensures the pricing is in line with market value and an inspection will look for any major issues with the home that can then be addressed and, if necessary, negotiated with the seller.
We’ll accompany you on a final walk-through of the property to confirm any agreed-upon repairs were taken care of and the property is as it should be.
On an appointed date and time, we’ll meet to sign all of the final paperwork (settle in, there will be a lot of it). We’ll be there to answer any questions and help explain any complex legalese.
After all the closing documents are signed, you’ll be handed the keys to your new home. Time to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter!
Or just want to discuss your options? We’re here to answer your questions in a pressure-free conversation.