Whether this is your first time purchasing, or you’re a seasoned veteran, taking the plunge and buying a home is an exciting process. With everything that goes into buying and selling, however, it’s important to enlist the help of a few professionals to make sure that the entire process goes smoothly. From looking and listing to moving in on the big day, these 4 people are essential parts of the home-buying process.
You can spend time looking through listings and driving around to different homes that are on the market, but using a professional realtor in your search can bring you great benefits. He or she can help you save time and effort by only showing you listings that meet your specific criteria. Your realtor can also give you advice and insight into the market and assist you with negotiations on price, closing dates and much more.
2. Home Inspector
Spending a little bit of money on a home inspection can save you a lot of money in the long-run. Typically, getting a home inspection done can cost between $300 and $500, but can serve as an alert to bigger, more costly problems that may be present in a home such as plumbing and electrical problems, foundation issues, mold or other big-ticket issues. Always get a home inspection prior to purchasing a place so you can get everything resolved (or move on to another property) before you’re settled in.
In most cases, you’ll need to take out a mortgage to finance the purchase of a new home. Working with an established banker that you trust can help guide you through all the ‘red tape.’ He or she can also review your finances; help you figure out what you can afford and the best loans and payment options to fit your needs.
4. Moving Company
Now that you’ve found the perfect place, done the inspection and gotten the loans in place to buy it—it’s time to move in! With something as important as moving your entire life to a new home, only trust the professionals at Mont-Rose Moving Systems. For more than 20 years, we have been the San Jose moving company helping families just like yours with local, long distance and even specialized moving and storage needs. Our professionalism and top-notch services are second to none.
Call us today to get started on your next move! You can speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable professionals for more information and to receive your FREE, no-obligation estimate.