You Want to Buy a Home?
Just Follow These Five Easy Steps:
much has changed in mortgage lending in the last few years.
Interest rates are now very attractive, but qualifying for a loan is
back to traditional guidelines.
you begin to shop for a home, it is critical that you decide how you
will finance the purchase. Please contact COLDWELL BANKER -
Campbell Realtors for a reputable lender who is suited for your
the fun starts…Campbell Realtors has the most up-to-date
on-line home search systems available on the Internet.
We have two On-Line MLS databases for you, both are FREE:
Search System (Updated by MLS hourly) - if you like to search the MLS on your own, you can
start right now.
you are looking to buy a New Huntington Beach Home or a resale home,
townhouse, or condo in Downtown Huntington Beach, SeaCliff, or
Huntington Harbour, we have already created "single click"
searches for you. Go the the Homes
by Category section of our website to see the home lists.
you want to create your own MLS search for properties anywhere in
Orange County, go to the Search
MLS section of our website.
Gateway Search System - The client gateway is a part of the
Realtor MLS system. We will create a website for
you which has all of your searches organized. Each search is
continuously updated by the Realtor MLS system (no one hour delay).
you would like to take advantage of the Client Gateway Search
System simply Email
is no perfect home, but certainly some homes will meet your wants
and needs better than others. Think
about what is most important to you, then look for homes which have
a good “blend” of location, size, amenities, and condition.
homes sell before going into the MLS.
COLDWELL BANKER - Campbell Realtors
may have an
upcoming listing, and/or we may know of several “unlisted”
homes, which meet your needs.
call to COLDWELL BANKER - Campbell Realtors
(714) 960-6384 will ensure that you do not miss anything.
are two ways to start looking at homes:
Drive-by First, then call COLDWELL BANKER -
to see inside:
you are still learning about neighborhoods, sometimes it is a good
idea to use the “Drive-By First” method. This way you can avoid wasting time looking inside of
homes, which are not in neighborhoods you like.
See the homes "inside & out" on the first visit:
you already know the neighborhood,
call COLDWELL BANKER - Campbell Realtors. We
will show you all the homes on your list inside & out.
Do not call the Listing (seller’s) Agent when you
want to see the interior of a home.
The Listing Agent CANNOT legally give you the
same fiduciary care and service which COLDWELL
BANKER - Campbell
Realtors will give you as your “Buyer’s Agent”.
If you go into an “Open House”, let the Listing Agent know that
Campbell Realtors is your
Buyer’s Agent. A
reputable Listing (seller’s) Agent will appreciate your honesty.
If you buy a home directly from the Listing Agent, you do not
necessarily save money. Instead, the Listing Agent may earn a larger commission (often a
Some Listing Agents may try to convince you that you do
not need a Buyer’s Agent.
Some buyers are fortunate enough to find a home that meets their
needs in only a few days… for others it takes several weeks.
If you do not find something within a few weeks, keep
Consider how you might be more flexible, and try to remain
Eventually you will find a special home, and when you do it
is time to move onto the next important step.
you found a property you like.
Before you can call the property “your home”, you must
make an acceptable offer to the seller and complete a multitude of
tasks culminating in the escrow closing.
this final step, COLDWELL BANKER - Campbell Realtors will be at your side all
the way. We will
provide sales comparables (to help you decide on a price), write up
all of the documents, and coordinate the inspection, disclosures,
loan, and escrow closing.
COLDWELL BANKER - Campbell Realtors will make sure you
understand the process, and we will work diligently to ensure
everything comes together for an on-time closing.
can register for Automatic HomeSearch 24-hours a day at our website
On our website, go to the “Search
MLS” tab and follow the instructions.
Once you are registered, the system will automatically email you
property listings every evening.
This is a free service!