Having the Right Team
We always stress that buying a home is a team effort. The right agent (David Rainey and Sallie McBrien of course) will be there every step of the way to ensure your home buying experience is successful. To help you accomplish your goals, we will work closely with all parties involved in the contract; lender, home inspectors, settlement company, and contractors. Below is a brief description of the role each one plays in your transaction.
Your REALTOR® - Your At Home Team
A successful purchase starts with the right representative. Selecting a good REALTOR® is probably the most important step. In fact, once you’ve selected Your At Home Team, the best agent to represent you, we will help you through the process. Having the right agent will make the buying process much smoother. Remember the 'listing agent works for the seller'. Always have an agent that will represent you, the buyer!
A bank is not just a bank and a loan officer is not just a loan officer. Having the right financial backer can be extremely important – it is your money we’re talking about after all! You want a loan officer that will closely work with you and your agent, and make certain your transaction meets all the necessary deadlines.
Settlement Company / Attorney
Your home purchase is far too important to skimp on legal representation at the risk of leaving yourself open to costly future issues. If you have questions about your contract, ask your agent. The actual settlement is conducted by an individual that does not represent either party to the contract, but represents the transaction itself. The settlement is coordinated by your agent.
No home inspection is 100% guaranteed, but a few hundred dollars to catch a major problem now is certainly better than many thousands to correct that "surprise" down the road. Typically your agent will make the arrangements for the appointment and should accompany you to the inspection.
Planning some renovations? You’re not the only one! The home renovation industry is booming, and in some markets, booking a contractor must be done months in advance (that is a long time to go without a kitchen). Don’t let finding the right contractor slip through the cracks – planning ahead will almost certainly make your renovation smoother, and you contractor will appreciate the advance notice.
Your At Home Team
With the David and Sallie behind you, the outcome is certain to be successful! Contact Your At Home Team to begin looking for your new home now. To schedule an appointment or talk to us directly, call 703.286.1333 today!