Buyer's Guide

The Home Buying Process

Often times, first time and experienced home buyers are overwhelmed with the process of purchasing a home. I've listed steps below that breakdown the home buying experience into attainable goals. And I'm here for you every step of the way.

If you currently own a home you may already have an idea of your budget and if your current home is a contingency sale. If not, the first step is to choose a lender to work with and discuss how to get prequalified for a new loan. I'm happy to to work out the numbers with you so you know what kind of budget you're working with and I can go over current rates with you since they change daily. Together, we'll work with the lender to discuss what is expected of you and the new loan. By establishing a budget and getting prequalified, you're getting a head start on the paperwork that accrues when buying a home.

Give me a call and we'll set up a meeting to determine which communities are ideal for you and then we'll begin the home search. My team will provide you with up-to-date listings and even listings that aren't publicly listed! I'm always available via phone, email, or text and will make sure we keep open lines of communication to secure the perfect home for you. Once we narrow down your favorites we'll set up private showings and visit open houses at your convenience. Search Now!

Once you find your new home,  we have the tools to get you what you need, such as prior sales history, neighborhood comps, market trends and more.

Now that you've found the perfect home, my team will research prior sales history and neighborhood comps to make sure you're getting the best price. After conducting research and comps I'll work with you to compile the best offer.

Inspection can be another overwhelming step in the home buying process. With decades of experience in real estate transactions, banking, and lending in the Santa Barbara area, you can rest assured I will guide you through the experience by asking questions, researching every detail, and working the best professionals. 

The end is in sight! I'll work with you and all parties involved to schedule the most convenient time for you for all final meetings and the closing.

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Get assistance in determining current property value, crafting a competitive offer, writing and negotiating a contract, and much more. Contact Samantha today.

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