Robin Taylor
Coldwell Banker Realty

The Homebuying Process

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You Need A Real Estate Agent Who Will Go Above And Beyond For You

Investing in a home is one of the biggest decisions you can make.  You need a real estate agent who will go above and beyond for you.  Robin Taylor is an experienced buyer's agent who can guide you through the process, answer your questions, and serve as your advocate.  She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative through the National Association of Realtors, who has specialized training helping buyers and is watching out for your interest, not the seller's.  Only 2% of Realtors® have earned the ABR designation. 

Robin Taylor is your neighborhood Accredited Buyer's Representative  ABR

10 Steps to Buying a Home

  1. Select a Good Real Estate Agent (Like Me) – Find someone with experience who you like and trust.


  1. Analyze Your Needs – How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms?  Big yard or small?  Close to the city or in the suburbs?


  1. Obtain Financial Pre-approval – You need to know how much you can comfortably afford.


  1. View Properties Online – This will give you a good idea of what homes are selling for in different areas and will help you define some of your likes and dislikes.


  1. Select Properties to Tour in Person – Sure photos are great, but they don’t tell the whole story. When you tour a house in person, you get a vibe that you can’t get from photos.  You can also see things that may have been left out like the busy road, the hoarders next door, or overhead power lines.


  1. Narrow Down Your List – Define Your “Likes” and “Dislikes” – Touring properties will help you define what is important to you. You may think you want a big backyard and then fall in love with a house that has a great view and hardly any backyard.


  1. Find Your Dream Home – There’s no such thing as a “perfect” home. There will always be some compromises, but you should recognize your dream home when you find it.  It’s the play you walk into and say, “This feels like home!”


  1. Write an Offer – As your agent, I will guide you through the process, showing you comparable sales and explaining current market conditions to help you come up with the right number to get your deal accepted.


  1. Negotiate Terms – Usually, the buyer and seller go back and forth a couple of times over the price before the offer is accepted. The terms are also important.  They are referred to as contingencies and deal with the timing of the sale and things like inspections and zoning or other restrictions.


  1. Deal is Accepted – If all goes well, you are 30 to 60 days away from being a homeowner!



Free Homebuyer Guide


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First-time Homebuyers

Answers to: The 7 Most Common Questions First-time Homebuyers Ask

As a first-time homebuyer, the process of buying a home can be exciting and frightening all at the same time.  Sure, it's easy to look at homes online, but what's next?  How do you really start the process?  And how much money are you going to need to buy a house.

In this video I answer seven of the most common questions first-time homebuyers ask.


Myth - You need a 20% Downpayment

One of the most common myths buyers have is the myth that they have to put 20% down to buy a house, when in fact most first-time homebuyers put 3.5% to 5% down.  Before seriously looking at homes, you need to get a pre-approval for a mortgage.  I am happy to recommend reliable local lenders who offer exceptional rates and outstanding service. 

Here are some additional things that you need to think about. 


Your Deal Has Been Accepted - Now What?

Congratulations!  Your deal has been accepted.  Now what?  This video will guide you through the next steps in a residential real estate transaction in Pennsylvania, from writing the deposit check, getting the house inspected, negotiating repairs and applying for a mortgage. 


Still have Questions?  Reach out to me for a free Homebuyer Guide

There is no such thing as a stupid question.  Please reach out to me to get the process started.  Even if you're not ready to buy right now, that's okay.  The better prepared you are, the smoother the process will be when you are ready to buy a home.

Robin Taylor / 412-538-8405 /

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