Understand the Process
For some, buying a home is something they have done before and are comfortable with. For others, it is a daunting first-time process that can be quite overwhelming. If needed, we’ll sit down with you and explain the home-buying process from A to Z so that there is no confusion on how things work. One thing is important to remember…as a buyer, you pay NOTHING for our services.
We encourage all of our buyers to get pre- qualified before beginning their home search. This allows you to know how much home you can afford or feel comfortable purchasing.
Beginning the Search
We will send you a full list of homes available within your specific criteria to view. You can then start making your list of homes you would like to see. We will continue to send you automatic emails as new homes become available on the market or as homes experience price changes so you are continually updated about what is going on in the current market.
We will pick a day that is convenient for you to begin viewing properties and adding them to your short list of potential homes to consider for purchase.
Writing an Offer
After you have decided which home you would like to purchase we will sit down together and discuss what you want to offer. We will conduct research and inform you on our opinion of the home’s value in today’s market. Once we have agreed on an offer to submit, we will draft all of the paperwork for you to review and sign.
Negotiating a Deal
Sometimes the initial offer is not accepted and the seller will counter. We will advocate for you as the buyer and negotiate with the selling parties to get you a fair and reasonable offer.
After Your Offer is Accepted
After your offer has been accepted by the seller, we will schedule a home inspection at a time that is convenient for you. The inspector will perform an in depth home inspection and provide you with a report for your review. We will review that report and discuss whether or not you would like to ask the seller to make any repairs to the home prior to your purchase. If major issues with the home are discovered, you will have the option to terminate the offer at this time.
Once we have completed the home inspection and feel comfortable moving forward we will instruct the lender to order the appraisal which will be performed to determine that the price you are paying for the home is adequate within the market place. After the appraisal has been completed, the lender will send the appraisal to the underwriter for review to ensure the purchase price is fair and there are no repairs needed.
Once the lender has all of the documents needed along with the appraisal, the file will go to final underwriting where the underwriter will verify employment again and review all documentation gathered to obtain a loan. Upon approval of final underwriting the lender will have the documents drawn up which will then be sent to the title company. The title company will prepare all of the documents and we will schedule a time for you to sign them.
After all parties have signed the documents with the title company, the lender will wire the funds and the file will be released for recording. Once we are informed that the home has recorded (this can take a day or two after everyone signs) we will notify you that you are officially homeowner’s!
The Williams Real Estate Company
941 W. Morse Blvd. Suite 100
Winter Park, FL. 32789
Office: (407) 658-2020
2022 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Office: (813) 405-8746
Our business is run by communicating with our tenants, owners, and prospects. We would love to hear what you have to say!