The Home Buying Process | BHHS Florida Properties Group

The Home Buying Process

Whether you're buying a house for the first time or have already been through it a time or two, the process of buying a home can be a little intimidating. What happens when? In what order? Did I miss anything? It's enough to make anyone a little anxious.

The advantage to working with an experienced REALTOR® is that they're there to help guide you through each step so you won't need to worry (even though you probably still will... you are human, after all!). However, it's still a good idea to be familiar with the basics so you feel more comfortable as things progress.

We've created this guide to help walk you through the steps in the home buying process. It's presented in a simple, easy-to-read format that should help take away some of the guesswork. Go ahead... worry less. We've got your back.

the process of buying a home

The Path To Home Ownership
Let's Get Started

Your associate wants to get to know you. As your trusted advisor, they want to assist you in finding your dream home while also making sure they understand your wants, needs, timeline, etc. They are here to help you!

Know Your Buying Power

By taking the time to get to know you, your associate will help you get in touch with a loan officer to receive the best options for pre-approval.

Set Up A Market Watch Account

With the help of your associate or on your own, set up a custom Market Watch account to begin researching and saving homes that you want your associate to show you.

Preview Some Homes

One of the best parts of an associate’s job is walking a buyer into a home and knowing it’s a perfect match. Your associate can take you on private tours to each home you like- it’s the best part of what they do, seeing the faces of buyers in their dream home!

Go For A Visit

Visit your selected community to get a feel for the area. Doing a trial commute to work, schools, and places of interest can even help narrow down your future home and neighborhood.

Make An Offer

Once you’ve found the one, your associate will help you determine what you should offer the seller based on market conditions and your overall needs.

Negotiate The Offer

When you’re ready to make an offer and after, your associate will negotiate all aspects of your home and communicate every step of the way, keeping you involved and informed!

Paperwork, Inspections & Appraisals, Oh My!

Your associate will be by your side as you go through these final steps of getting the keys to your new home!

Happy Closing Day

Congratulations! You did it, you’re a homeowner! This is the day we have all been waiting for! We are happy that we were able to partner with you on your journey to become a homeowner.

Move In!

It’s time to make your house a home with your own personal touches and memories to last a lifetime!

We Are Always Here For You

Your associate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group is always here for you. While your home purchase is complete, your associate remains a continued resource for any home-related questions.

That's great! We love to answer them. Our associates are always ready and willing to chat. Just let us know how we can help.