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Home Buyer Checklist!

So you’re in the market to buy a house, but where do you start? Luckily you’ve found your local source for Vermont Real Estate, The Nancy Jenkins Team! Let’s start at the beginning, step 1 is to hire an agent. We have several Buyer Specialists on our team with lots of experience. You want someone with your best interest at heart. Our agents sit down and walk you through the process every step of the way.

Next up, you’ll want to get pre-approved. We recommend working with a local lender and can connect you with some we think do an excellent job. We have found that out of town lenders are more likely to experience delays in financing and closings. We want your experience to be as smooth as possible!

Once you’re pre-approved you’ll now know what your buying power is. This is so important because we never want you to fall in love with a home you can’t afford. It’s time to decide where you want to be and your must-haves in a home. Do you want to be within walking distance to stores? Close to a park? On acreage? Really narrow down what’s important to you.

It’s time to go look at some properties! You may have to see a few homes to narrow down what you like and don’t like. When you find the one you love, it’s time to write an offer! It may seem scary but that’s why you’ve hired a Buyer Specialist and have a trusted local lender ready to assist you.

You may go under contract after your first offer or it may take a few offers to land your home. Everything happens for a reason and we know we can find you a home you’re going to love for years to come!

Once we’re under contract we will help get you to closing. We have a fabulous team to help you every step of the way. Are you looking to buy a home but are a little lost on where to start? Contact us today!