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Home buying can be a daunting and complex process, which is why you should always have the help of a REALTOR® at your side. Remember, a REALTOR® works for you and is there to look after your best interests. Take a few minutes and all the ways a REALTOR® can help you succeed with the biggest purchase of your life.
1. Make sure you're ready to buy
If you're thinking of buying a home, you've come to the right place. This website can fully prepare you for the home-buying process. Before we jump right in, you have to make sure that, just like Tyler, it's the right time for you to buy. A REALTOR® can help take care of the rest.
2. Decide what you want to buy
Nowadays, there are many different types of homes to choose from. Without the help of a REALTOR®, you may end up in a neighbourhood that doesn't suit your needs. Take a minute to reflect on your lifestyle, and based on that, decide what best fits you. To help, we've broken down the most popular housing options here.
3. Sell your current home
Not very many people can hold onto two homes at the same time, so you'll probably need to sell the one you have now. Be sure to check our incredibly helpful Selling section. In the meantime, here's a quick overview.
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4. Figure out how much you can afford
Before you start looking for your dream home, let's find out how big you can dream. Knowing your true budget is the first and most important step in buying a home.
5. Arrange a mortgage
Money makes the world go round, and a mortgage gives you the power to buy a home. This isn't the most fun step in buying a home, but it's vital.
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6. Find a REALTOR®? who is right for you
REALTORS® aren't just people who help find you a home. They're an invaluable resource for knowledge, contacts and advice that help turn buying a piece of property into a home. Here we explain what you can expect when you enlist the help of a REALTOR®.

There are a number of different kinds of relationships that you can develop with your REALTOR®. However, they all fall primarily under two categories - agency relationships and non-agency relationships.
7. See what's out there
Now's the time to pound the pavement and see what's available. This step can be either incredibly fun or incredibly exhausting. But with an expert REALTOR® at your side, you'll be able to sift through to your dream home much more effectively.
Home buying can be a daunting and complex process But with a REALTOR®', at your side, it doesn't have to be Remember, a REALTOR®', works for you and must, by law, look after your best interests So take a few minutes and learn how a REALTOR®', can help you find what you're looking for.

8. Make an offer
You've found a home? Congratulations! Now, if you actually want to make it yours, you have to make a successful offer, one that the seller will accept.
Preparing the offer
REALTORS® can prepare the offer for you. Here are some terms you'll see in the offer.
9. Find a home inspector
When you're buying a home, you'll want to scrutinize every last detail. Home inspections rarely cost more than a few hundred dollars, and can save you from unpleasant surprises and long-lasting regrets. Your REALTOR® can help recommend several home inspection companies to choose from.
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10. Add a lawyer to your team
Buying a home involves piles of legal documents. You need someone to translate the 'legalese' and ensure your best interests are protected. If you go it alone, you could get buried in paperwork. It's best to have a REALTOR® help you through it.
11. Close the purchase
Your offer has been accepted and you can't wait to move in. But don't break out the bubbly just yet. You have to close the deal. Your REALTOR® and lawyer will do most of the closing work, but here's your checklist.
12. Move in
Moving day will come sooner than you think, so get planning now.


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