ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT A HOME PURCHASE?
You’re in the right place!
Every real estate page says that, right? Click a few, see what they have to offer… a world of promises, everything to everyone, agents in fancy clothes, discounted fees, 1000 transactions every year, the fastest-growing brokerage, the ultimate digital platform, an instant offer on your current house.
You’re about to begin a big-time comparison shopping process, so you might as well start by comparing agents, right? If we aren't a good fit, that's ok. We've helped many clients find happy homes in Colorado and we'd like to talk to you about getting started finding yours.
HOW WE HELP YOU FIND HOME
Personalized service, tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.
Professionalism, Experience, Education, Courtesy, Honesty, Respect. For everybody.
Specific examples of homes that meet your search criteria, because understanding the market is key to setting expectations
A straight answer, open ears, no judgement.
Comprehensive market data, translated into plain English. As much or as little as you want.
An agent who understands your search criteria, every time you pick up the phone. Never leave a message with “whoever was in the office at 10 this morning.”
A team. Nobody does this alone! Who do you need? A mortgage lender? A painter? A home inspector? We’re in the business, we know the people, we’ve got somebody who can help.
A plan. You’re trying to get something done, right? Let’s get it done right.
THE PLAN TO BUY YOUR HOUSE
There will be forms. We don't like forms either.
Today’s market moves quickly. You will need a prequalification (or even better, a preapproval) letter from a mortgage lender. Without this, no seller will take your offer seriously. You will also need proof of available funds for a down payment.
Got enough cash? You’ll still need proof. A pdf printout of a bank or brokerage statement showing liquid funds (stocks/bonds/mutual funds/etf/cash) will need to be included with any offers.
Need a lender referral? Just ask! We have worked with dozens of local and national mortgage lenders. One of them might be a good fit for you
PLAN YOUR EXIT
If you’re renting, reach out to your landlord and see if you can go month-to-month. If not, establish what the consequences of breaking your lease might be. Early and open communication can yield some pretty great results.
Do you have to sell your house first? This means more forms - but do not fear we havea plan for selling your current house too. Let’s talk about it.
SELL YOUR HOUSE
Learn more about our plan to help sell your home with our seller's guide.
(Renting? Skip this step.)
Plan your search - This is the fun part!
What is important to you? Every search starts somewhere. This is a starting point and it’s totally fine if the search changes later. The important things aren’t always obvious at first!
We can program the robots to send you links, or you can search on your own. (We see you… textin' us Zillow links from the bathroom, from the carpool line, from bed at 11:30 pm)
Start to comb through the haystack online. We will help you visit the needles in person.
THE BIG OFFER
Found something you like?
You want it? Let's buy it! Now we write an offer, taking many variables into consideration: house condition and location, price, buyer needs, seller needs, timeframe, price, contract terms, etc. In today’s market, you should be mentally prepared to repeat this step several times.
Land of 1000 emails
After your offer is accepted, you're "under contract." This usually takes 3-5 weeks, during which you will get your mortgage loan in place, conduct inspections on the house and maybe negotiate repairs, sign a form or 200, and lean lean lean on your agent for answers, advice, guidance, encouragement, and expertise. We are here to help.
More of those forms we talked about
Once your offer is accpeted we work with all parites to complete the transation to get you into your new home.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Once you've closed on your house you'll coordinate a move in date to begin enjoying your new home!
Time to move!
GET IN TOUCH
I think the information regarding how to start the home buying process was most useful for us. (i.e. get all of the financial docs together, get pre-qualified, etc).
We really appreciate that you are a contractor by trade. You walk into a home and point out issues (or non-issues) that a general consumer might not look at or think about. We think this adds value to your service.”
Liz & Jon, Littleton CO
Listy made buying my first home so easy. She was attentive throughout the process and always available. Everyone from the lender to the seller commented on how smooth everything went, and I attribute that to Listy's knowledge and attention to detail. I would highly recommend! -
Brett - Wheat Ridge CO
Listy is phenomenal! She is so patient and knowledgeable. She is easy to get a hold of, makes herself available to see homes as often as you'd like, and keeps you informed every step of the way. I've already given out her spare cards that I had and will continue to recommend her to all my home buyer friends!