I’m here to help you make your journey through the process of finding and buying your home a seamless, enjoyable and fun experience.
Here are the primary steps you can expect along the way:
As you start to consider your home search, I’m here to be a valuable resource from the outset. Let’s meet to discuss what your wants, likes, and needs are for your next home. I’m happy to set up a time to consult with you in person or via phone or video conference — whatever works best for you. This is a great time to talk about the steps ahead, set expectations and get to know each other.
There are a lot of myths out there about financing when it comes to purchasing a home. Many of the requirements that used to be in place aren’t today. Plus, there are many financing options available. Don’t let your assumptions stand in the way of your dreams. I’ll encourage you to sit down with experienced mortgage representatives to discuss your mortgage options, especially the wide variety of options for first-time buyers in the central Iowa area!
- Field Trips
Time to hit the road. I’ll take your inputs and begin a dedicated search for a variety of home options currently on the market for you to visit. It always helps to have another set of eyes involved during this part of the process. I’m here to be your resources during this stage.
- Offer Up
Whether a competitive or buyer-friendly market landscape, the process of placing an offer is pivotal. I will help you strategically structure your offer for the property you have your sights set on. I will write the offer, review it with you and submit it to the listing owner. I’ll also dedicate my services during the offer/counter-offer negotiation process and guide you through asking, accepting, or declining the various ins and outs of getting an accepted offer. Once accepted, there are numerous, vital timelines and details my team will orchestrate for you: Escrow deposits, inspections, mortgage processing, appraisals, title policies and more. We love this stuff!
Our favorite day has arrived! Getting to the finish line is one of the most rewarding parts … the moment when you receive your keys. I will work with all parties involved to ensure that all needed documentation and file elements are in place to make closing day a streamlined one you can celebrate! After you move in, I am still there for you to assist on anything about being a homeowner or settling into the wonderful Des Moines area. Want to refinance? Call me. Need a good electrician or plumber? Call me. A good barber? Call me. Dentist? Call me. I have great vendors and I know people. If I do not know the right people, I know people who know the right people!
In addition to providing you concierge-level service, we provide complimentary valuable tools to prepare for your buyer’s journey.
Our 20+ page Buyer’s Guide is published quarterly and includes up-to-date real estate data and informative content to answer many of your questions about buying property.
For more localized information, we provide complimentary, monthly, emailed neighborhood reports to show you properties listed and sold in the last 30 days. Register for neighborhood reports.