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The Buyer's Roadmap

  1. Meet with a Real Estate Professional

    Discuss the type of home you're looking for, including style, price, and Location.

    The Buyer's Advantage

    As the home buyer, your agent's commission is paid by the seller of the home in almost all circumstances. This means your representation costs you nothing.

  2. Get Pre-Approved

    You will need pay stubs, W2s, and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful home shopping experience.

  3. Search for Homes
    The fun part. Your agent will schedule showings and help you find the perfect home.

    Advanced Search

    Not all real estate websites are the same. Your real estate professional has tools and systems to ensure you see every available home that meets your criteria.

  4. Make an Offer

    Your agent will prepare the offer based on the price and terms you offer.

  5. Negotiations and Contract

    It may take a few tries to get it just right but hang in there. You're on your way.


    In most cases, the contract provides you with a timeline to obtain financing, as well as time to inspect the physical condition of the home. Your real estate professional will inform you of all your rights and responsibilities related to the contract.

  6. In Escrow

    You and the seller have agreed on the price and terms. The home is effectively held for you until closing.

  7. Final Details

    Perform due diligence, orders the appraisal, conduct an inspection, and review terms with the lender.

    Preparing for closing

    You will be finalizing your loan, reviewing documents, and discussing the inspection. Your agent will be managing the entire process for you.

  8. Closing

    This is the transfer of funds and ownership. A title company or an attorney typically acts as an independent third party to facilitate the closing.

Congratulations, you are a new Homeowner!

Ella Dixon - Realtor
4602 McKnight Road
Texarkana, Tx 75503
Email Ella or click here to visit her website.