Use the buyer resources below to assist as you search for your dream home.

Looking to buy a home? Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a rookie first time home buyer, the Hawkins / Ryerse Real Estate Group will help you find the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle. Our team of experts have put together the following tips to help you navigate your local Real Estate market with ease.

  1. Pre-Approval & Down Payment:
    If you require a mortgage it is important to determine what you have as a down payment and to meet with a lender to determine what you are qualified for.
  2. Finding The Right Real Estate Agent:
    The right agent will work hard to find what YOU are looking for. We listen to your list of must haves and do a market sweep using local knowledge and connections. Your happiness is our priority.
  3. Shopping For A Home:
    Your real estate agent will arrange showings, and tour you through anything that interests you, 7 days / week. Have fun exploring properties that fit your wish list.
  4. Making An Offer:
    Negotiation. We uses local market knowledge, and analyzes comparable listings and sales to determine the best offer price for you.
  5. Inspections:
    Choose your inspector and get scheduled ASAP to determine if any repairs are needed before your contract deadline.
  6. Appraisal:
    The appraisal should be ordered as soon as you have performed your inspection and resolved any issues.
  7. Insurance:
    Choose your homeowner’s insurance provider and provide the relevant information to your title company and lender.
  8. Utilities:
    Schedule all of your utilities to be transferred and turned on before closing.
  9. Closing Preparations:
    Before closing, do one final walk through to make sure everything is in order and ready for you to purchase the home.
  10. Closing:
    Bring your photo I.D. and certified funds (if applicable) to closing and be sure to be on time. Welcome to your new home!