The Buyer Experience
See our 8 step process for buyers.
See our 8 step process for buyers.
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 8 steps that we take to make the process as easy and painless as possible. By the end of your search, with our support and guidance, you will live happily ever after in your new, dream home.
Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to work with our team, we’ll meet together for a Buyer 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 range with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork during 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!
Our agents get to know you — Need to move for a job? Want a shorter commute? Getting married? Having a baby? Need to upgrade or downsize? At this stage in the process, we’ll send you notifications about the listings that you’re most likely to be excited about. Be sure to let us know if one (or more) jumps out at you so that we can skip to the next step and schedule a viewing. be there for you every step of the way.
Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll go to local open houses together and schedule viewings of the homes that you’ve loved from our listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the budget will work and make sure that we find you the perfect home.
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 to us with a counter offer, or reject your initial offer all together. We’re happy to walk you through each of these possibilities and exactly how to handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it’s time to get your financing in order and move forward to the next step!
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 properly and there are no major issues inside. These are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home are placed in your hand... for good!
Get excited because it’s time to close on your home! This process includes going through all of the final paperwork and signing your name (a lot!). Don't forget to bring all of the paperwork you’ve collected along the way and your down payment.
Last week we closed on the sale of the old home and the purchase of our new home and it is all thanks to Bill. We were really nervous about it is possible to complete both transactions in a timeline that would allow us to transition directly to our new home but Bill made it possible. He’s got all sorts of strategies to make what needs to happen happen. The best part is that we got over our asking price on our old home and bought below market on our new home. Giving us some $ to make our new home just how we want it. For every appointment, Bill was on time and very forthcoming with guidance and information. Giving us the comfort that we were making the right decision. His marketing strategies are awesome they come with professional photoshoots and video of your home! Trust us they make your home look awesome! We highly recommend Bill and his team for both purchase and sale transactions. He was great to work with! Even our Son really enjoyed him... Still asks about Bill! Thank you, Bill, for making our experience a good and successful one!
For years my husband and I have thought about purchasing a home but didn’t know where to even begin with the process. Overtime we tried reaching out to a few people and either didn’t get a response or didn’t get our questions answered. Eventually, we put it on the back burner and continued to rent. One day we came across Bill’s Facebook page and sent him a message. He responded right away and said our first step was to get pre-approved and that he would have someone reach out to us. They called that very same day to schedule an appointment. Shortly after meeting with the mortgage company we were pre-approved, just like that. Once we were ready to start looking we met with Bill to discuss what we were looking for and what to expect in the process. Bill is an amazing Realtor! He is very smart and you can definitely tell that he loves what he does. Instantly we felt very comfortable with Bill and knew we could trust him. After looking at a few homes, we were ready to make an offer. Bill helped us strategize to submit the right offer and our first and only offer was accepted. We received the keys to our new home on July 25th and I can say the entire process was as smooth as possible thanks to Bill and Platinum Mortgage. They are truly a dream team! I will definitely be working with Bill and Platinum Mortgage again in the future and will be referring family and friends. Bill thank you so much for making our dream come true!
I’ve been following Bill for over a year now here on Facebook. Two months ago my Husband and I decided we wanted to give it a shot at buying a home for the first time. I called Bill, we talked and he directed me to where I needed to start. That same week we set up an appointment to get pre-approved for a loan and that weekend Bill met us in person. He heard us on everything we wanted in a home. Leaving Starbucks that day, my husband and I were excited and nervous but we knew we could trust him because he was so honest with us. 4 days later, I sent him one house I wanted to look at. We went to see it and he was honest about our offer being accepted. That day he came with 3 more houses for us to see. He saved our best for last! We loved it! The next day we talked and we made an offer and that same night it got accepted. We were so shocked we found something so quickly, but it was all because Bill really knew what we wanted. He was there from the beginning to the end. This man was on vacation, and he was still able to get me my keys and set up the moving truck pick up time. After we moved in, he took the time to come over and congratulate us. Bill is seriously one of the best people I know. He is honest and we trusted him to the max!