The Home Buying Process in 10 Steps | Scott Johnson

The Home Buying Process in 10 Steps

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Buying a home involves a lot of moving pieces — so don’t get lost in the shuffle! Here’s what it takes to purchase your dream home.

Contact your ReeceNichols agent.

The most important step is to reach out to an agent at the very start. They’ll discuss your wants and needs and help formulate a game plan.

Determine how much house you can afford.

Your ReeceNichols agent can put you in touch with a HomeServices Lending officer for a free pre-approval.

Set up a Home Match account.

Set up a custom Home Match account to begin researching homes on the market.

Preview homes.

Your agent will set up showings for available homes. Mark your calendar for our monthly Open House Celebration weekend, when we open the doors to hundreds of our open houses over the course of one weekend!

Visit the community.

Get a feel for your target neighborhood by visiting it in person. Doing a trial commute to work can even help narrow down homes you’re interested in.

Make an offer.

Once you’ve found your dream home, your agent will prepare a competitive offer to purchase and review all the details with you.

Negotiate the offer.

After the contract has been submitted, your agent will negotiate with the sellers and communicate the progress with you.

Finalize contract and mortgage paperwork.

Once the sellers have agreed to all the terms, the paperwork, inspections and mortgage will be finalized. Start packing and planning for moving day.


Your agent will be by your side on closing day as you sign the paperwork to officially purchase your new home.

Move in!

It’s time to make your house a home with your own personal touches and memories.

It’s important to remember that yourReeceNichols agent is your partner throughout your home ownership journey. They will remain a continued resource for all home-related questions. Reach out today to start your journey!