Home Buying Guide

  • Choosing an Agent

    When embarking on your home buying journey, selecting the right real estate agent is crucial. A knowledgeable and experienced agent can be your trusted guide, helping you navigate the complexities of the market with ease. At Petri, we understand the significance of this decision and are here to assist you every step of the way. Our team is committed to providing personalized service tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

  • Exploring Financing Options

    Before you start your property search, it’s important for your agent to understand how you plan to finance the purchase of your new home. If you’re planning to pay cash or are already pre-approved for financing, you can skip this step! If you’re not pre-approved or planning to pay cash, we can connect you with trusted lenders who can help you explore mortgage pre-approval and financing options. This step ensures that you have a clear understanding of your budget and can confidently proceed with your home search.

  • Finding & Touring Properties

    Once you’re pre-approved, our experienced Realtors® at Petri will conduct a comprehensive search using advanced search tools and our extensive market knowledge to identify properties that align with your wants and needs. We understand that touring properties is an exciting part of the home buying process, and we’ll schedule viewings that fit your schedule. During each viewing, we’ll provide valuable insights and answer any questions you may have, ensuring you have all the information to make an informed decision.

  • Making an Offer

    Once you have found your ideal property, our team at Petri will assist you in crafting a compelling offer. We leverage our expertise in real estate negotiations to ensure that your offer is competitive and aligns with your budget and objectives. We will guide you through the process, helping you understand the current market conditions, comparable sales, and any relevant contingencies that should be included in the offer. Our goal is to help you present a strong and attractive offer that maximizes your chances of success while protecting your interests. With our support, you can navigate the intricacies of making an offer with confidence and peace of mind.

  • Due Dilligence Period

    During the Due Diligence Period, homebuyers have a crucial window of opportunity to thoroughly assess a property before committing to the purchase. This period typically lasts a few weeks, during which potential buyers can conduct in-depth inspections, review property disclosures, and negotiate repairs or credits based on their findings. It is essential to hire qualified home inspectors to assess the property’s structural integrity, electrical and plumbing systems, and overall condition. Additionally, buyers should carefully review homeowner association documents, zoning restrictions, and local ordinances to ensure the property aligns with their needs and future plans. Exercising diligence during this phase is key to avoiding costly surprises down the road.

  • Closing

    Congratulations! You’ve successfully negotiated an offer, and now it’s time to close the deal. Petri is here to support you throughout the closing process, coordinating with lenders, escrow agents, and other parties involved. We’ll ensure that all necessary paperwork is properly completed and submitted, and we’ll keep you informed of important milestones and deadlines. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence will ensure a seamless closing experience, allowing you to move into your new home with confidence.