Find Your Dream Home

Discover our 9-step home buying process designed
to help you find the home of your dreams.

Our 9-Step Home Buyer Process

We'll Guide You Through Every Step

1.

Getting To Know You

When you're ready, we'll meet with you in person for a preliminary buyer consultation. During this meeting, we’ll discuss exactly what you want and need in a new home and give you an overview of the home buying process. 

2.

Pre-Qualify Before You Buy

This essential step will help you understand what you can afford and give us added leverage in negotiations. If you’d like, we can introduce you to our trusted mortgage partner, who will simplify the lending process and help you secure the loan you need.

3.

Focus On Your Best Options

Now that we know more about you and what you're looking for, we'll send you notifications for listings that match your specific criteria. If you see something you like, just let us know, and we can proceed to the next step.

4.

See Them For Yourself

This is where things get exciting. We'll schedule and take you on tours of the homes you select. We'll also discuss with you the benefits of each option and make sure the homes fit within your specific budget.

5.

Make An Offer

When you find the perfect home, we'll present the seller with a formal written offer. We'll also advise you on how to best handle any of the seller's counteroffers, and negotiate on your behalf until your offer is accepted.

6.

Check It Twice

We want to make sure the purchase you’re about to make is a smart one. We'll guide you though the appraisal and inspection process to verify the price matches to condition of the home and to ensure that everything in the home functions properly.

7.

It's Closing Time

This part of the process involves reviewing all the paperwork and signing your name to all the documents. We'll be there with you at the closing table to answer any questions you might have. Once you complete this step the home is yours.

8.

Get The Keys & Celebrate!

Now that you've signed all the paperwork, it’s time to move in! We'll make sure you get your keys so you can begin planning your move right away. But first, take a moment to celebrate - you deserve it!

9.

Share With Friends & Family

Be sure to share your positive experience with friends and family. When they're ready to buy or sell a home, we'll be there for them, just like we were for you.

What Clients Are Saying About Us

"If you're looking for an agent with expertise and a long record of success, Jim is your best bet. Not only is he knowledgeable and personable, but his staff is as well. Jim assisted us through each phase of our home sale, giving expert advice, easing our anxiety, and ensuring we got the best possible outcome. I admired his positive attitude and tenacity. I feel very fortunate that Jim represented us. He's a true professional, honest and straightforward."

 

"We chose Jim Westerfield to be our agent in the sale of our Fort Myers Florida home because of his long experience in marketing, his up-to-date mastery of cutting edge real estate marking tools and the professional way he carries himself. We had a contract with a buyer within days of listing and completed the sale two weeks later. We are very happy with the service Jim provided and recommend him wholeheartedly."

 

"Jim Westerfield came to me recommended and I am happy to send him forward the same. His knowledge, expertise and excellent communication skills are immediately evident and persistent to the end. He is careful and attentive to expectations at every corner of the workflow. His insight and recommendations helped us recognize and avoid setbacks. Thank you Jim and special thanks to his team member Rick Warda who went above and beyond for us. You guys are the best!"

 

Ready To Find Your Dream Home?

Let us help you make that happen!