The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go through it alone. Our team of local experts is ready to help guide you through the home-buying process. The Bowes Team is committed to fast, courteous service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home buying process. Our trained and licensed agents specialize in the Southeastern Connecticut real estate market and are prepared to find the right home at the right price.
Beginning your home search can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Because of that, our team makes sure that you, and all other potential buyers, understand each of the eight steps that we take to make the process as easy and painless as possible
Our 7 step buying process...
MEET IN PERSON
Let's get to know each other! Once you're ready to work with our team, we'll meet together for a Buyer's Consultation to focus your search and determine what you want and need in a home.
We'll introduce you to our mortgage partner, who can help you determine your buying price and range with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork with this part of the process such as pay stubs, W2's, and tax returns. The lender will do a full review and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the home buying process.
Listing alerts will be sent to you based on your criteria. Need to move for a job? Want a shorter job? Getting married? Having a baby? At this stage in the process we'll send you notifications about the listings you're most likely to get excited about. Be sure to let us know if one or more listing interests you so we may proceed to the next step and schedule a meeting.
SCHEDULE VIEWINGS AND ATTEND OPEN HOUSES
Here's where the buying process get really fun! We'll go to local open houses together and schedule viewings of the homes that you've love from the listing alerts. We'll talk about how the budget will work and make sure that we find you the perfect home.
FIND THE PERFECT HOME AND WRITE AN OFFER
When you're ready to make an offer, your agent will present a written offer to the seller. And while everyone loves getting their offer accepted right away, the seller could come back with a counter offer, or reject your initial offer altogether. We're happy to walk your through each of these possibilities and advice you on how to handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it's time to get your financing in order and move on to the next step.
ACCEPTANCE, APPRAISAL AND INSPECTION
The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going through appraisal and inspection. The appraisal guarantees that the price of the property matches the condition of the property, while the inspection makes sure that everything in the home is functioning property and there are no major issues inside.
TIME TO CLOSE AND GET THE KEY
Get excited because it's time to close your home. The process includes going through all the final paperwork and signing your name numerous times. Don't forget to bring the downpayment for your home.