Seven Steps to Buying Real Estate


Please call ahead for an appointment. We may be out showing property or involved with other customers. By calling first, you can rest assured that we will be available for you.


We must know certain facts in order to show you the "right" property.  Your family size, past and present employment status, income range, debt load, present home status, desired price range and location are a few of the things we need to know.  The more we know the better we can serve you.


Rely on us to help you select the best financing packages available to suit the property and your needs.  Every week we receive updates from the major lending institutions in the area.  We are familiar with several different options available to buyers requiring financing.


We can show you photographs and listing information in the office, then take you through properties for viewing. We'll show you the outside and the inside and answer questions.


When you find the "right" property, we'll assist you in preparing a purchase offer for presentation to the seller. To validate your offer a deposit is required.  Your deposit is applied to the purchase price upon acceptance of the offer.  If your offer is declined, the deposit will be promptly returned.


Your offer will be presented to the seller. If negotiations are necessary, we'll handle the negotiations from start to finish.  Once your offer is fully agreed upon and signed by both parties it becomes a binding contract.  From this point on the entire transaction is based on the purchase contract.


From the time you write the offer until the sale is safely closed, we'll work closely with the lender, attorney, surveyor, appraiser and all other parties involved in the transaction to insure a smooth closing.

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Georgia, South Carolina, & Kentucky


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