Seven Steps to purchasing your new home

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7 Steps to Purchasing Your New Home

Step 1: Meet with us. Tell us what is important to you.

  • Help us understand your needs and values by completing our Portland Home Buyers' Questionnaire  
  • Identify your expectations, preferences, and special circumstances

Step 2: Decide how you want to go about finding your next Portland home.

  • Understand agency law in Oregon
  • Execute a Buyer Representation Agreement

Step 3: Get your finances in order.

Step 4: Find the right home.  We will show you any available home.

  • Complete, thorough, and efficient search
  • Receive notice of homes matching your criteria, as soon as they come on the market! Networking to find unpublicized homes
  • Special circumstances
    • Listing agent of prospective home
    • New subdivisions with “First Contact” clauses
    • Unrepresented sellers (FSBO) and other non-RMLS homes
    • Short sales and bank owned homes

Step 5: Negotiate the purchase agreement.

  • Negotiation strategies
  • Key terms and conditions
  • Offer, Seller’s Counter-Offer, Buyer’s Counter-Offer

Step 6: Work through the closing process.

Step 7:

Move and settle in!