Your home is probably the biggest purchase your family will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like. For over 40 years we have helped thousands of buyers find their dream homes, and many of our agents find that they work with the same clients repeatedly over the years. At Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, we’ve built our business on helping our clients get what they want most—exceptional service from honest, knowledgeable people who are dedicated to customer satisfaction.
While the buying process can be stressful at times, your Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell agent is here to help you every step of the way. You will find our expert local knowledge of the Hickory Metro market invaluable as you make your way to closing and move into your new home.
Here are few key steps in the buying process and how your Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell agent can help you in the process:
Before you begin to shop for a home, it is important to find out how much you can afford by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Any of our knowledgeable agents can assist you in choosing the lender that best fits your needs.
DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS
After you have been pre-approved for your mortgage, next you need to determine what you need out of a home. This is where a Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell sales associate can best be of assistance! You will begin your needs analysis by determining where you need to live in relation to schools, jobs, or other preferences, then begin to narrow your search based on other criteria such as number of bedrooms needed, yard size, etc.
BEGIN YOUR SEARCH
Now that you have determined your needs, your agent will set you up for automatic notification for new homes that match your criteria. You’ll receive free email updates with new listings whenever they come on the market, and you can search online to find any additional homes you think you would like to see. Your agent will help you analyze your results and provide a professional evaluation of each home to help you make the best decision when choosing your new home.
WRITE AN OFFER
When you’ve found the perfect home, it’s time to make an offer. Your Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell agent can help you write the offer. After your offer is accepted, your agent can guide you through the nuances of preparing for closing: loan application process, home inspection & repairs, home & title insurance applications, closing attorney communications, and more—your agent is your best resource during this busy time!
The closing process in North Carolina generally occurs at an attorney’s office. Both parties sign off on necessary documentation to transfer the deed from seller to buyer, and the buyer officially signs paperwork agreeing to take a loan out on the property. This is the last step before you are handed the keys to your new home! Your agent will guide you through all of the necessary closing procedures to get you into your new home as quickly and easily as possible.