Buyer's Guide

From developing your budget to closing on your dream home, learn more about the home buying process.

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. 

We hope this helps break down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. We are here to help every step of the way.

Define Your Goals

Before you start looking, consider why you want to buy a home. Are you tired of renting? Do you want to buy an investment property? Figuring out why you want to purchase a home will help you make important decisions down the road. Considering what you want and need out of your home will help you narrow down your home search as well. What neighborhood do you want to live in? How many bedrooms do you need? Knowing your preferences can help with filtering out homes that don’t fit your criteria.

Let Us Help

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you may ever make. Whether you’re buying your first home, relocating or just moving down the street — you want a trusted professional by your side. We can make this process easier, helping guide you through the home search, purchase agreements, inspections, closing matters and more. We have YOUR best interests at heart to help ease some of your stress and can help make it go as smoothly as possible.

Determine Your Financial Standing

Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Talking to a mortgage professional can help you to determine your buying power. They can help you to find out how much you can afford, how much you should put towards a down payment, and can walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home. We can help find a professional for your situation.

Make an Offer

Once you find a home you’re interested in, we will help negotiate a fair offer based on comparable homes in the area. If your offer is accepted, you’ll make a down payment and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase agreement and closing on your home, we will help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract and help guide you through the appraisal and inspection processes.

Close on Your Home!

This is the final step of your home buying journey. Closing is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. At closing, you will sign your mortgage paperwork to solidify your purchase. From there, you officially become a homeowner and will be handed the keys to your new home so you can begin making memories!

The Tools to Help You Find Your Home

Once you’ve defined your home search goals, discussed them us, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — you’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to our local knowledge as real estate brokers, we offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.


Find a Home Using Our Interactive Map Search

I know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on our website to view homes located in or near the area you love.

Start Your Search


Get to Know the Neighborhood

Feel confident and informed about your neighborhood choice! On any listing page, you can learn more about the communities you are interested in, including a breakdown of the local population, school ratings and more.


Create an Account on Our Website

Sign up for an account on our website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real time property alerts, and more!


Download Our RE/MAX Mobile App

Available for iOS and Android devices, our app brings the same experience found on my website to your smartphone or tablet. Save searches, favorite listings and schedule showings — all while on the go!

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