The Buying Process
As you look toward your next real estate purchase, please consider having the experienced professional Realtors at 360 Properties assist you. Our knowledge is unmatched, our experience is vast, and our results are well-documented. If you aren’t sure whether or not you want Realtor representation, or if you are wanting to learn more about the buying process, please visit the buying process. Click here to immediately be put in touch with a buyer specialist.
We have assembled this overview along with more in depth resources on our website to assist you in the buying process. Our imbedded online resources can help you take the mystery and hassle out of buying real estate. We also recommend that you request a free copy of our comprehensive Home Buyer’s Guide.
Step 1: Get Pre-Qualified
If you will be utilizing a loan to purchase real estate, the first step in the process is to get pre-qualified. Our years of experience has enabled us to identify the best in the mortgage business. If you would like to start the pre-approval process, complete this form and we will connect you with our preferred lenders. You may also use our mortgage calculator tool.
Step 2: Research
We have many resources available to assist you in researching your purchase. A good place to start, is by educating yourself about the Austin area. You may click on one of the links below to receive free information about the Austin area:
- Relocation Guide
- Austin Neighborhood Guide
- Schools Guide
Once you have some general knowledge about the Austin area, you can use our embedded Austin Home Search Tool to search for specific properties. Access to this search tool is free and powerful, allowing search by many parameters including square footage, school district, zip code, and many more. This is a great tool for narrowing down what you are looking for in addition to gaining some insight into current market conditions.
Step 3: Representation
It is possible to purchase real estate without professional Realtor representation. It is also possible to represent oneself as a defendant in a criminal case. Neither is, in our opinion, well advised. Real estate transactions are complex, and the process can be overwhelming without professional Realtor help. For most people, a real estate purchase is the largest single investment they will ever make. Why not let a licensed pro be with you every step of the way to insure you are protected and prevent unnecessary mistakes?
Our experience has taught us that buyers with real estate agents representing them generally are much more satisfied with their purchases. It is important for buyers to know that a Seller’s agent represents the Seller and the Seller only. It is the law. The Seller has an agent representing their interests, shouldn’t you have a Buyer Agent representing your interests? Allow us to represent you and put our years of experience and vast knowledge to work for you to insure the best possible buying experience and investment of your money.
There is a breadth and depth of knowledge that can’t be gained simply by searching the internet. Our agents have access to information not available to consumers as well as years of experience and hundreds of successful transactions to their credit. Add to that, personal knowledge of neighborhoods, builders, inspectors, contractors, and mortgage professionals. Our goal is a smooth and worry free purchase of the best property at the best price.
Step 4: Select & Purchase
After you have been pre-qualified, done some initial research, and retained a buyer’s agent, the fun part begins. Your Realtor will meet with you and begin showing you properties that fit your specific criteria. You can relax and enjoy picking out your new home knowing that your agent is looking out for your best interest. Once you have found the perfect property, your agent will begin working hard to negotiate the best deal and make sure that the purchase process goes smoothly.