Phase Three
Escrow Process

  • Notify escrow of acceptance and send fully executed contract
  • Wire initial deposit to escrow per terms of agreement
  • Notify lender to begin the loan and order appraisal
  • Sign and return opening package of escrow instructions
  • Contact insurance agent regarding homeowners coverage
  • Provide escrow with vesting (title) information

Inspections and Disclosures

  • Schedule all desired home inspections, including termite report
  • Review all disclosures and reports
  • Approve or negotiate repairs based on the inspection reports
  • Meet deadlines of contractual contingencies
  • Schedule final walk-through prior to close of escrow




Phase Four

  • Review closing statement from escrow
  • Meet with escrow to sign loan documents
  • Arrange to wire the down payment and closing cost
  • Transfer utilities to new location
  • Closing, key delivery and celebration

Working Together Again

  • Staying in touch
  • Second homes and investment properties
  • Providing resources and introductions
  • Referrals, testimonials and reviews

Reach Out

Phase Two
Finding Your Home

Browse and review online listings
Notification of new and off-market properties
Attend open houses
Select your ideal location and hom

Offers and Negotiation Strategies

Learn about the Purchase Contract
Discuss multiple-offer strategies (as needed)
Offer presentation and highlighting buyer strengths
Negotiate to optimize price and terms
Acceptance of offer/counter-offers

You are ready to buy a home. Are you aware of the forces at work in today’s real estate market? Multiple offers are commonplace, cash is king and even though lenders are offering the lowest interest rates of a lifetime, those loans come with very strict guidelines. All of these factors have a real impact on what you need to do before attending your first Open House. Are you prepared for this?

To purchase a home, only the most prepared buyers can truly compete for the finest properties. George Martin takes the time from Day One to relieve you of the uncertainty of this process. We truly listen to you and prepare you to meet your objectives and enjoy what can be an emotional journey. Genuine trust is exchanged and you are on your way forward.


Phase One
Outlining Your Objectives

What is your motivation to buy?
What price range are you considering?
What is your timeline to move?
What are your ideal features and "non-negotiables"?
What are you looking for in a neighborhood?

Planning and Preparation

Discuss objectives and process
Select a lender and begin loan approval process
Obtain loan approval letter
Sign exclusive buyer-agency agreement
Research neighborhoods of interest

Understanding the Market

Analysis of active, pending and sold transactions
Review contracts and timelines
Personal timing and seasonal considerations
Market forces; supply v. demand, macro v. micro

Your Home Buying: Our Plan

George Martin Buyer Agent