If you're starting to look seriously, you need to also be thinking seriously about getting your home on the Market. Now that the Market is moving fairly quickly, most Sellers will not accept an offer "subject to the sale of the Buyer's home" so be ready to move fast by getting your home ready and on the Market now! You're also in a much better negotiating position if you already have a firm sale on your home.
Remember, buying your new home, whether it's your first or your tenth, can be one of the most stressful and also exciting experiences in your life. There are so many decisions to make, and it's important to consider all of the things you are hoping for in your new home. The next step is to call a Mortgage Broker or Bank to get pre-qualified. This can usually be done in a few days and I will happily recommend several mortgage professionals that can help you.
Once this is done you can move on to the fun part of the process... let me find several homes for you that meet your needs. Together we can view different properties until you're happy and feel comfortable that you've chosen the best one for you!
Then it's up to me to negotiate the best price I can get for you, making sure that you are also protected with a fair and legal binding contract before you sign on the dotted line. (Most people don't realise that Realtors write their own contracts.) I will stay in touch with you and be there when it's time to move in, to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Then, it's time to celebrate!
Remember, I will be here for you, to help guide you through the entire process. You can call me whenever you have questions or concerns. I believe in communication on a daily basis, so that you will understand what's going on and feel confident of my commitment to you.