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Understanding How to Buy a Home

When you work with a Russell Jones Real Estate professional to buy a home, we strive to make your experience a great one. We focus on close, clear communication so that you always know where the transaction is and what the next step will be, so buying a home is an exciting process and you will be empowered and confident in the choice you make. After all, a home is not just a home…, it is an investment! 

Here is a bit more about what you can expect when you work with us:


Market Condition Updates


The real estate market, especially in Seattle, is constantly changing.  You need to have the latest information to buy a home no matter what the market, and we will help with that preparation!

Mortgage Pre-Approval


The first step in preparing you for your home purchase is meeting with a lender to get you pre-approved for a loan. Getting pre-approved means you know your maximum home buying budget and are ready to take action when you find that dream home. We have lenders who will fit the bill!

Home Search


We will set up a search for all available properties based on your list of what you want in a home. When we find homes that meet your needs, we will set up time to view the home in person. 

Making an Offer


When you have found the right home, we will develop a strategy for writing an offer with the greatest likelihood of success and takes into account your wants and needs no matter what the market! Strategy is key and we offer that in spades!

Negotiating


With over 70 years in the real estate industry, we know a thing or two about negotiating and making sure our buyers are well taken care of. We will negotiate on your behalf and advocate for your needs. 

Closing


We have worked very hard developing a reputation for closing transactions. This is where we really get to work, making sure all our deadlines are met and staying in close communication with all parties. Our commitment is to you as your advocate. We constantly watch out for your needs which is a commitment that doesn’t end until you have the keys in your hand.