1 Budget – What are your costs above the purchase price.
2 Location – Personal preference & purpose will help identify the ‘where’.
3 Criteria – What are the most important parameters for you i.e. size, outdoor space,etc.
4 Agent – Select an agent that understands your 1, 2 & 3.
5 Offer – Submit & offer (have a plan B to help properly negotiate) in many cases it will include payment terms.
6 Due diligence – Have your real estate attorney review the paperwork & get an engineer inspection.
7 Finance – Open an escrow account & start transferring funds.
8 Signing – The due diligence process produced positive results – time to sign.
9 Walk Through – Checking that all is in working order. Transfer all utilities & municipal taxes into your name.