You’ve put in an offer on the home you want and it’s just been accepted. What do you do now? Today I’d like to guide you through the process with four key steps you should take:
- Put an earnest money deposit down. Your agent will know who you should make your earnest money check out to and how much that amount should be. This shows the seller that you are moving forward in good faith.
- Get a home inspection. You’ll want to get a certified home inspection done by a professional. The inspector will let you know whether there is anything wrong with the property and what you should do to remedy those problems. At that point, you can then request repairs.
- Get an appraisal. The appraisal is typically ordered after all of the items that came up upon inspection have been resolved between the buyer and seller. Be in touch with your lender about when the appraisal is ordered and how much it will cost.
- Do a final walkthrough. Before you go to closing, do one last walkthrough of the home. This will give you the opportunity to make sure that the property is in the condition agreed upon by you and the seller.
If you have any questions about the home buying process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email. Our team would love the opportunity to help you!