The Rhode to Home-Buying Success

The Rhodes Realty Recommended Process to Purchasing A home

Purchasing a home may seem out of reach or overwhelming if you aren’t sure what you are getting into. We’ve come together at Rhodes Realty and put together a list of our recommended steps to determine if you are ready to purchase a home and what happens once you’ve made the choice to buy!


Deciding to Buy

Purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully.


Preparing to Buy

Before you start shopping for your property, it is a good idea to make some preparations including building your green file, reviewing your credit rating/score, and making mindful decisions when it comes to your finances.


Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Buying a property requires many important financial decisions, an understanding of complex issues and completion of paperwork. It helps to have an expert in your corner when undertaking such a large purchase.


Time to Go Shopping

Once you've made your preparations and found your real estate agent, it's time to go shopping! Take a drive and get to know the neighborhoods, complexes, or subdivisions, which interest you.


Escrow Inspections & Appraisals

Once you've found your new property and chosen an offer, there are several steps that follow suit including writing your initial agreement and deposit, selecting a closing agent, scheduling inspections and more.


Moving In

Prior to closing, it's important to tie up loose ends such as performing your final walk-through, scheduling home services and utilities, and prepping for unforeseen glitches. Congratulations are in order once closing is complete!

Find an Agent

You’ve decided to purchase. Now it’s time to select an agent fit for you! Browse a selection of Rhodes Realtors and find and agent in your area!