How Can You Protect Yourself as a Buyer?

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When making one of the most important financial decisions of your life, it's important to take certain steps to ensure you are protected. Here are 5 ways to make sure the home buying process goes just the way you want it to:
  • Find an advisor: Work with a licensed Realtor so you have an experienced person working with your interests in mind. It's our job make the process as smooth as possible for you.
  • Get an approval letter: Before you start your home search, you need to see a lender and get approved for a loan. We have some great lenders and programs we can get you familiar with if you're interested. Visit and start your approval process. The worst thing we can do is show you a home you are unable to purchase. 
  • Get a home inspection: It's common to have an inspector take a look at the home when writing an offer. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, an inspection is a good idea because they will find things you won't. This will save you time, money, and energy down the road. Visit and schedule an inspection!
  • Buy title insurance: Like health or auto insurance, you never know if you're going to need it until something happens. Title insurance stays with you for the life of your purchase and, should you ever have to use it, the title company must defend you with their money.
  •  Home warranty: This can protect you before you have to make a major homeowners claim. This, like a home inspection, will save you a lot of trouble down the road.
These are just a handful of the ways you can protect yourself as a buyer. If you would like more advice on how to ensure a smooth transaction, give us a call. We are always available to make your life a little easier.