Buyer's Guide

A Step-by-Step First Time Buyer's Guide

Buying a home is one of the most exciting milestones of your life. To prepare yourself for this moment, you need to know what to expect during the process. This step-by-step first time buyer’s guide created by your agent will help reduce the stress of buying a home and help you enjoy the journey as much as possible.


Step 1

Personal Consultation & Guidance

We pride ourselves as being the industry’s best and brightest, carrying the flag in our core markets throughout California. We will guide you through the home-buying process first by assessing your wants and needs, all while empowering you to make smart decisions. Wherever you’ve set your sights, we’re there.


Step 2

Discover Your Purchasing Power

An offer to purchase a property is given greater consideration by a seller when the offer is accompanied by a pre-qualification or a pre-approval letter from a reputable lender or mortgage broker. We are able to recommend several lending institutions from which to obtain pre-approved financing and assist you in evaluating all of your options.


Step 3

Search and Find Your Dream Home

Being our communities’ market experts with local connections and access to information and technology assist with identifying existing and future properties that meet your criteria. From regularly touring properties to keeping up with inventory & comparable sales to helping you make an attractive offer on your dream home, we will be by your side providing up-to-the-minute information and proprietary market intelligence to help you close the best deal.


Step 4

Escrow Guidance

We know that the escrow process can be just as overwhelming as the beginning stages, which is why we do our due diligence by walking you through all the necessary inspections and assisting you in evaluating the results, helping coordinate and negotiate repairs if needed, and execute the final closing documents. We want you to feel relief and excitement when you’re handed your new keys.


Step 5

Find the Right Home

This should be the most enjoyable step of the entire process (other than moving in!). I will arrange showings of homes you’re interested in that are within your price range. Take notes about what you like and don’t like, and make sure to pay attention to details. Turn light switches on and off, open and close doors, and run the faucets in various rooms. Don’t limit your inspection to the home itself. Make sure to take time to explore the neighborhood and keep an eye on traffic at certain times of the day, the parking situation, and how close it is to necessities like schools and grocery stores.


After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams. 

Comprehensive Buyer Services

Buying real estate can be exhilarating! But it can also be daunting. Let a PLG Estates agent take the stress out of your next real estate decision. We are here to craft a strategic plan that fits seamlessly with your needs. You can focus on the pleasant part of your home search while we navigate the process from sourcing relevant properties and lending options to negotiations, escrow and the final closing.

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Jose Navarro offers the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Contact him today for a personalized strategy.

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