Every spare moment you have is consumed with viewing home sites on your phone. You have imagined the fire pit you'd love to have in the yard and the s'mores you would consume surrounded by friends and family.
One day while scrolling through the newest listings, you see the home you've envisioned in your mind. It's perfect. It has the grand kitchen island that you've wanted, the family room even has the exact color carpet that you love and of course, the yard space is like a fairytale!
Your heart is overjoyed. You immediately contact a real estate agent.
What should you expect next?
Does that seem like a bizarre question?
Of course, you expect to see the home, fall madly in love, buy it, and live happily ever after.
Yes, I want that for you too - but first things first.
First let's shift gears for a moment and think about the seller of that home.
That seller might have to re-arrange evening plans, quickly clean up dinner, cancel having a friend stop by, and frantically gather up the kids and the dog so a buyer's agent can show the home to you (a potential buyer).
The seller is happy to accommodate the showing since they expect that the people passing the threshold into their home are READY, WILLING and ABLE to purchase, and of course, they are wanting to sell!
So, how does an agent determine if you, as a potential buyer, are READY, WILLING and ABLE?
First things first...
In addition to discussing what your specific needs and wants are in a home, within the state of Pennsylvania, you can likely expect an agent to also review the following with you prior to scheduling an appointment to see properties:
1.) The Consumer Notice
2.) The Buyer Agency Agreement
Plus - some general questions like:
How do you plan to pay for this home?
Do you have a loan officer that you're working with?
If so, do you have a mortgage pre-approval letter?
If you're planning to pay cash, do you have a bank letter certifying that the cash funds are available?
Are you ready to buy now?
Do you have a home you need to sell?
What specifically about this property caught your attention?
As a potential buyer it is in your best interest to align yourself with a buyer agent that clearly and thoroughly addresses each of the above points.
So now, when your agent schedules the showing of that home and you walk through the front door and can feel it in your bones that "this is the one" - you are officially and in fact READY, WILLING and ABLE to write a solid offer and hopefully make this dream home - your reality!
If you are looking for an agent to help guide you through this process with care, feel free to click here to contact me.