Buying a home can either be one of the most exciting or nerve wracking times of your life. What makes a difference? Who you choose to help. In order to best prepare, it’s important to know what to expect. Parker Residential’s step by step guide was created to help you reduce the stress of buying a home and make it as seamless as possible.
Did you know buying in NC is different from any other state? Whether you're a first time homebuyer, looking to invest in our market, upsizing or relocating to the area - a knowledgeable agent who you like and trust is going to make or break your home buying journey. We start with a buyer consultation - typically over coffee or zoom to discuss your wants and timeline as well as chat through the process.
It's just as important to like your mortgage broker as it is your agent! They will be a HUGE part of this home buying process and should be available for preliminary discussions to make your money work for you in the best ways possible. I always recommend choosing a lender who is readily available, takes the time to walk you through the process and isn't afraid to walk you through the numbers of individual homes along your home search journey. We're happy to connect you with some of the best!
Now comes the fun part - looking for homes! Before you even enter a home, expect an update from us on notable features, disclosures, floorplan, pricing, etc on that particular one of interest. This can help levelset expectations prior to any showings.
My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home
We look for the good, bad and ugly in all homes - even if it's your dream! Why? Because it's our job to set expectations going into inspections, appraisal, homeownership and even future rentability and resale. We will help you find the best property for the best price and explain to you how and why, at each individual home, it may be a good option or not.
Are you thinking about a home knowing you would be sad if it went under contract the next morning? Is it one where if we called you and said "Congratulations, You're Under Contract!" you'd be super happy? Well, that likely means it's worth making an offer on. We will help you determine favorable and fair terms for a well rounded offer.
Congratulations! Your offer was accepted. But the work doesn't end there....it's time for inspections. We typically recommend a home, termite and radon inspection out of the gate and help facilitate any follow up inspections and quotes as needed. Meanwhile, your lender is ordering the appraisal to determine the fair market value of the home.
Once inspections and quotes are back, we will help you to determine priorities to request from the sellers. Whether it's repairs, credits or a combination of both
The final walkthrough is a chance ot ensure the property is in the same or better condition as when you first saw it prior to transfer of ownership. We will inspect any negotiated repairs have been completed, movers haven't destroyed the property at move out, and there haven't been any last minute surprises before heading to closing.
The attorney will walk you through all the documents you are signing including the Settlement Statements, Lender Documents, Deed, and other pertinant information on homeownership. After everything is signed, the attorney submits to the county where the property is located for recordation and official (and legal!) transfer of ownership
You're an official NC homeowner! It's time to celebrate.
If you are looking to buy any home, look no further than Parker Residential. Allie and MaryJo are amazing! Especially if you are a first-time home buyer. Allie grew up in Raleigh and in the business of homes and she knows her stuff. She is truly the best you can get as far as agents go in Raleigh. She will be your #1 advocate, answer all of your communications asap, and be a kind supportive friend through the emotional journey that is finding your home.
- HAINES J.
We were referred to Allie by a few friends and I’m so glad we used her to buy our home in Raleigh! We were moving from Chicago and Allie was able to help us feel so comfortable in our virtual decision by FaceTiming and sharing bi-weekly progress updates. Our purchase was new construction and she always made sure we were thinking about all of the little details and kept us on track. We really enjoyed getting to know Allie and would highly recommend working with her.
- ELIZABETH & BRIAN
Parker Residential is far and beyond the easiest choice I made when deciding to sell my home. Allie and MaryJo are professional, market savvy, and straightforward, and provide a level of expertise that is second to none. There was not a single time I felt ill-equipped to make a decision and that’s only because of their willingness to walk me through everything, no matter how big or small. I cannot recommend Parker Residential enough and look forward to using them again to find our new home!
- MELINA G.
Whether you're a first time homebuyer or an experienced seller looking to downsize now that you've got an empty nest, we're here to help make the transition as smooth as possible