Buying Smart Tips
Looking to buy a new home?
Here’s a step-by-step guide of what to do and what to expect.
Choose a Realtor®.
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Let Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / Bradfield Properties help. We have sales associates that are seasoned full-time agents licensed by the State of Texas, who specialize in making the buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. No other real estate company knows San Antonio and the South Texas market better than ours.
Decide on your wants and needs.
Make a wish list for your new home before you start looking. Include what you want and what you need—which items you are willing to give up and which are most important. This will help you decide which type of home will be the best fit: new construction or an older home; and single family, town home or condominium.
Decide on a location.
Issues to consider include the price of properties; the school district; travel distances to work and schools; property taxes; and area amenities. Your Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / Bradfield Properties sales associate will provide you with detailed information about the neighborhoods you are interested in and coordinate showings of suitable properties.
Qualify for a loan.
Your Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / Bradfield Properties sales associate will guide you through this process. Frequently, the seller will request a pre-approval letter when an offer is presented.
Submit an offer.
Your Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / Bradfield Properties sales associate will provide you with copies of all of the forms and documents you will be required to sign. You will come to appreciate the seasoned negotiation skills of your sales associate during this stage. He or she will take care of every detail, such as helping you choose a qualified home inspector.
Close the transaction.
Your Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / Bradfield Properties Realtors sales associate will continue to represent your best interests all the way to closing. Your sales associate will provide you with our two buyer’s checklists, Prior to Closing and Required at Closing, so you will know what to expect during the closing process.