We meet to get some basic parameters set for your search, such as price, location, and all the other fine details. Downsizing, up-sizing, or rightsizing? Turn-key or fixer-upper?
While we start to get your home search set up one of the first things you want to do is meet with a mortgage professional. Most have super-easy online applications to get started. We work hand-in-hand with your chosen mortgage pro to ensure your home buying process is as smooth as possible.
We look at the MLS to see what is actively marketed, and I check with various agents and brokers to see what is "Coming Soon."
We look at several houses and refine the search as needed. Sometimes your search parameters may change as we see what is on the market. The search for the perfect home continues!
This is an important piece of the home search puzzle- stay on task with submitting all of the documents to your lender to ensure a quick and painless process when you find a house.
We find a house and submit an offer. If the offer is accepted, we schedule the inspections and appraisal.
Continue to submit paperwork to your lender as needed, attend your closing, and grab your keys! Congratulations, you are now a homeowner!
My skills and experience as a professional home inspector are valuable in that we can look at potential homes and can sort out some potential issues before they become real issues. Cracked foundations, obsolete and dangerous wiring, problematic plumbing, etc. This aspect is also valuable when it comes to negotiating after the inspection.
Utility Connect is a concierge service that works with your utility companies to get your services up and running. This service also will submit a mail forwarding request to the USPS as well! For more info- https://www.utilityconnect.net/dustinwiebold
Always call before you dig- it could save your life! Its the law, and its free! Call Gopher State One Call at 811 | 651-454-0002 | 800-252-1166 or visit their website at http://www.gopherstateonecall.org/
When you schedule with my preferred home inspection company you receive a free portion of Home Binder Home Management Software. Home Binder is useful in the sense that it is your digital home binder that you can put data into and it stays with the home when you go to sell. Input your paint color codes, contractor data, set up maintenance reminders, and check your appliances for recalls. There is also an option for an Annual Property Review with a professional home inspector that is well worth the small fee. For more info- https://www.homebinder.com/
Having spent the last 20 years in residential contracting and inspections, I have worked with many tradespeople, contractors, inspectors, and vendors. We can tap into that network to give you some options and ideas when it comes to repairs and improvements.