The Home Buying Process
1. Decide to buy a home
It’s a big decision to purchase a new home. Before you buy, make sure it’s the right time for you and your family both financially and emotionally.
2. Meet with AtlantaBen
Let’s get together! There’s a lot to talk about. We’ll discuss your dream home characteristics, neighborhoods, schools and deal breakers. We’ll have you fill out a Homebuyer Questionnaire and a Buyer/Brokerage agreement. Questions? We love questions.
3. Get pre-approved
Work with a local lender to determine how much house you can afford. It’s better to know, rather than wonder. We work with trusted professionals throughout the entire process.
4. Search online and off
We’ll set you up on ListingBook for online searches, set up an auto-notification system and take you on outings to all your favorite properties. Depending on the marketplace, when a property pops up, we may need to see it on the same day.
5. Submit an offer
Congrats! You found your dream home. We’ll work with you to put together an offer, discuss the process and review all documents. Let the negotiations begin.
6. Contract to closing
This is the time to satisfy all your curiosities. There will be an inspection and appraisal completed on the home. If there are any issues (previously undisclosed or unknown), this is the time to renegotiate with the seller. While we’ll lean on the lender to carry you through the financing aspect, our team will be with you overseeing the entire process.
7. Closing day and beyond
Bring your favorite pen! It’s time to sign documents and make it official. Becoming a homeowner brings with it lots of new responsibilities. Need a recommendation or advice? Feel free to reach out to AtlantaBen at anytime. Congrats and welcome to the AtlantaBen family.