Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered.
The team at Quinn & Wilson, Inc. Realtors can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry and the special characteristics of each town in our marketplace, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas that an agent can help you with:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
By providing your real estate agent with some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, he or she can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs. Quinn & Wilson has a close working relationship with Annette Dougherty of The Mortgage Network, who has provided pre-approval paperwork to hundreds of prospective home buyers.
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. An agent can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you see, and offering great “local” perspective that comes from years in the community. Quinn & Wilson agents can also help you find homes that may not be showing up on other real estate websites.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, a Quinn & Wilson agent will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. This is where our local knowledge is invaluable. We live here too. Based on the comparable sale information and other factors like inspections and repairs, an agent will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process, but at Quinn & Wilson we work with an in-house team to make things go smooth. Our conveyancing team, led by Kathy Fitzmaurice, helps line up all the paperwork for the closing and ensures your deposits are collected on time. Our local agents help with inspections and negotiations, and our relationship with Genesis Abstract helps you complete the process smoothly. We really believe one of the biggest advantages of working with a firm like ours is that everything is handled locally, buy the same group of people and with the focus exclusively on you.