The Buying Process
Trusted Guidance throughout your Home Buying Process
Whether you are in the market for your first home or you are an experienced homebuyer, Bernstein Realty is prepared to assist you and guide you through each and every step of the home buying process, ensuring all of your needs and more are met.
Choosing a licensed and experienced Realtor® who is committed to making your home buying process a smooth and successful one is one of the most important decisions you will make. The agents at Bernstein Realty understand the complexities of the home buying process and will diligently look after your best interests. All agents and staff are licensed and regularly participate in professional continuing education, both in the field and in the classroom. Bernstein Realty has assisted homebuyers in the Houston area for over 30 years and is committed to assisting you in finding your home.
It is important to determine how much home you can afford before you begin your home search. A mortgage lender can provide insight on the lending process, mortgage options, interest rates and loan pre-approval. A mortgage pre-approval letter on hand provides the seller with confidence that you are a serious buyer with the borrowing power to back it up.
There is so much to consider when looking for your ideal home. Location is important, but there are many other factors you will want to take into account. Contemplate the style of home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you desire, the size of the yard, daily commute time and the proximity to schools and other amenities that suit your lifestyle.
Upon discussing your needs and desires, a Bernstein Realty agent will familiarize you with the neighborhoods that match your criteria; schedule tours and personally show you homes. Utilizing all resources and available technology, including the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), your agent will assist you in finding your home. A personalized web portal will be created for you to receive email notifications of new properties, price changes and more regarding the homes that meet your criteria.
Bernstein Realty represents your best interests by examining the market conditions and comparable neighborhood sales in order to develop a sound negotiation strategy. From contract to closing, you can rest assured that your Bernstein Realty agent is working on your behalf and will handle all paperwork and negotiations. Additionally, they will offer insight throughout the process and answer any questions you may have, and offer advise along the way.
With a negotiated contract in hand, your Bernstein Realty agent will guide you through the inspection process. This time period allows you to complete an assessment of the property’s condition and evaluate any repairs. Prior to your scheduled closing, your agent will review all contract, amendment provisions and closing documents with you and will attend the closing to ensure all details are addressed and your interests are represented.