Home Buyer Checklist

10 Steps to buying a homecheck-box

Buying a home in Utah can be exciting, life changing, overwhelming, frustrating, and time-consuming. At Brett Wilde Real Estate Team, we’ll ensure that you enjoy the experience! 

STEP 1 –  Find an Agent

A real estate agent is an invaluable resource and partner to help you find a new home. We want to make sure that our buyers are completely satisfied and that they purchase a home that they’ll love for years to come. At Brett Wilde Real Estate Team, we have a process that ensures you get the best deal, with meticulous service and an overall enjoyable experience. Brett Wilde will guide you personally through this process. To learn more about Brett, CLICK HERE.

STEP 2 – Get Pre-Qualified

The first thing every potential buyer needs to do is meet with a reputable loan lender and have them prepare you a pre-qualification letter. We have worked with multiple lenders and have learned that a great lender is worth every penny. We recommend the following preferred lender, who has proven their skill and service with our clients.

Blake Reese
SECURITY NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY
801-590-2259
 

STEP 3 – Fill out our Buyer Questionnaire

You likely have a decent idea of what you want in a house. Now is the time to get specific; size , number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, lot size, style, city, neighborhood, etc.  To help you out, we recommend that you fill our buyer questionnaire, which only takes a few minutes. You can find it by clicking  HERE.

STEP 4 – Search for Homes

Searching for homes for sale in Utah today utilizes modern technology. You can search nearly anywhere using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Your real estate agent will be invaluable to help you sift through the many homes that are available. They know when a house is overpriced and can find out information that is otherwise difficult to access. A great agent will know the inventory of property very well and we’ll be keeping an eye open for those that have just been listed.  At Utah Home Deal, we recommend a few tools to help you find a home.

UtahRealEstate.com - Home to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for the Wasatch Front in Utah. This is a great website to search for homes and we also use it to send hotsheets (daily updates of newly listed homes) to our clients. 

Utah Home Deal - Not to be biased, but we think our search tool is pretty awesome! Start searching for homes using the Utah Home Deal property search by clicking HERE. You can even use the website on your mobile phone or iPad and search for homes from your car.

STEp 5  – Schedule and see your Favorite Homes

When you’ve found a few homes that you’d like to see, the next step is many people’s favorite part of buying a home. Now you get to go walk through and physically see the homes that you might be interested in purchasing. To schedule a showing with a Utah Home Deal real estate professional, Call us at 801-623-9552 or 801-406-9101.

STEP 6 – Make an Offer

Depending on the current market conditions, you may need to act quickly on any home that you like, as houses can go under contract at any time. Your real estate agent will be able to give you specific direction, but it is generally advised to submit a written offer on a home you like as soon as possible. As a token of interest, it is customary to submit a check with earnest money, which can be released back to the buyer if conditions aren’t meant.

STEp 7 – Negotiation

Typically after your offer is received by the listing agent, they review it with the sellers. They can accept your offer as-is, reject it, or submit a counter offer. Your agent will work hard to represent your best interests, while giving you the best opportunity to purchase the home. Negotiations on a  property can take place over several days, but deadlines are usually attached to ensure timely responses.

STEP 8 – Under Contract

When all parties have agreed on a price, terms, and conditions made through the REPC contract and addendum, they will sign the contract. At this time, the home will be deemed to be “Under Contract”.

  • Prepare to move into the home.
  • Title company checks for liens against the property and to handling closing.
  •  Inspection of property
  • Loan Processing
  • Appraisal
  • Settlement

Congratulations! You’re now a new home owner!

STEP 9 – Moving into your Home

As clients of  Utah Home Deal, we want to make this transition as comfortable as possible for you. To aid in this step, our buyers are able to use our Utah Home Deal Trailer for one trip. Many homeowners are able to move the majority of their belongings using our trailer. It is our pleasure to help you in your move!

STEP 10 – Enjoy the Home

This last part is important. We hope that many great memories and experiences will come with your home. We hope that you enjoy it and find it as place of comfort, peace, and fun. We hope that you’ll have friends and family over. We do hope that you’ll share your experience buying a home with Utah Home Deal with those you known and when it comes time for you to move again, that you’ll give us a call. Thank you for letting us take part in you buying a home! – Utah Home Deal

 For more information, Call Brett Wilde at Utah Home Deal at 801-623-9552