11 Steps to Home Ownership!
Systematic steps to help you buy your home MetroTex wants you to know the home-buying process doesn't need to be intimidating. Our step-by-step guide will walk you through the process and answer your questions on what you should expect from your REALTOR, where to look for loans, and what to watch out for when closing the deal.
Step 1: Choosing a REALTOR
Some homeowners attempt to buy their home themselves, only to be disappointed with the end result. Buying your own home requires you to educate yourself about the industry, the type of market you’re hoping to live in, and negotiating and buying techniques to name a few. Of course, this doesn't take into account the hours of time and energy you will spend throughout the home buying process. If that isn't enough, consider the paperwork and legal forms you are responsible for filling out. MetroTex REALTORS know the required contracts, forms, and disclosure statements necessary for each sales transaction inside and out. Each legal document must be completed properly. MetroTex REALTORS also have access to forms not available to others. If you make a mistake at some point in the real estate transaction, you may find yourself unable to close the deal. A MetroTex Member will work hard to find just the right home to fit your needs. A REALTOR will assess your dream home's actual market value as compared to the listing price and negotiate with the homeowners' selling agent on your behalf. All to ensure you get the best house for the best price possible. Ultimately choosing a REALTOR is the most important step in guaranteeing your home buying experience is successful.