FIRST TIME BUYERS
Here’s what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible.
The Purchase Process: Identify what you want in a home.
Do some research online to see if you can identify what you like. Think about your lifestyle and identify which factors will influence you:
- Type of home
- Type of community
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
- Commute time
Once You Know What You Want
Work together with your Epps agent to assemble a list of the top homes to visit and your agent will schedule the showings. This is the most exciting part, but be sure to take personal notes listing the home’s positive and negative qualities. It is amazing how quickly these details can be forgotten, once you start seeing multiple homes. If you find a few houses you like, return for a second or third showing during a different time of day. This extra effort will be worth it as you will be able to experience the home and neighborhood more fully, especially when making such a long-term investment.
Making an Offer
Once you find the home you want, you will work with your Epps real estate agent to make an offer. The list price will be a key indicator of the home’s value, but your agent will also provide a market analysis to ensure that the list price matches comparable homes in the area that have recently sold.
Your Contract was Accepted
Once your contract is accepted, you will proceed through a number of critical stages which include your option period, inspections, the appraisal, and final loan commitment. Your Epps agent will be with you every step of the way to ensure all of the details are being taken care of.
Time for Settlement
If everything goes as planned, you will then be ready for settlement. You will have selected a title company by this point, and should plan to spend at least an hour or more at the settlement table reviewing all documents, signing, and then finally acquiring the keys to your new home!
Ready to make your next purchase?
Epps Realty offers an attentive and enthusiastic team of professional committed to proactively finding you a new home. Our market savvy is second to none and our focus is always on customer satisfaction.
We live and work in the markets we serve—in essence, making our clients, our neighbors! Our goal is to assist you every step of the way and oversee details from the start of your home search all the way through to settlement. Our agents represent you and your best interests at all times.
Your home will likely be the greatest financial investment you’ll ever make. With the help of Epps Realty, it can also be your wisest. Set yourself up for long-term success, with every opportunity to come out on top by the help of our professionals.
Unlimited Access to MLS
Every day, you’ll see what we see, and it’s simple as that! New homes for sale hit the real estate market daily and the MLS is constantly refreshed, allowing our clients to have access to the most recent listings.
When you work with us, our professional representatives will work as an offline resource, connecting directly with sellers to search for listings before they’re made public. This inspires a fruitful transaction; in many cases, this will most likely beat out the competition and settle with an excellent deal on the property of your choice. Our team is dedicated to saving you valuable time by making sure that you only see properties that you wish to see, based on your preferences and investment criteria.
As you compare the best deals, our agents will work hard to provide you with important information about the home, its neighborhood, zoning issues, utilities, and nearby plans for development.
Professionals on Your Side
It’s very important to us at Epps Realty that each and every one of our clients experiences total dedication from our team. We want you to know that you are our number one priority, and we are ready to help you every step in your real estate journey to buy a North Texas home.
Your Epps agent will represent you and get you the best deal possible. Expect them to attend property inspections, make sure any and all agreed-upon repair work is carried out, and handle all of the paperwork related to the sale. An agent can also help set up the financing for your investment and work directly with a broker to provide you with a seamless service package.
Get the Best Deal!
Working with our experienced group of professionals on your next home purchase will save you time and add proficient assurance to every step of the home buying process. With the guarantee of a strong investment, the decision could also give you a stronger ROI when it comes time to sell.
Whether you’re buying a property for yourself, or adding to your investment portfolio, you can feel confident putting our expertise to work for you!