Home Buyer Video Tips


Below you will find an entertaining series of short videos put together by Realtor.com explaining the home buying process in just 5 steps! This will give you a broad overview of the process and when your ready, I can give you more details about buying a home in Hampton Roads.

The other videos included are ones that I've created, based on the questions other home buyers have asked me.  I believe being a well educated buyer will put you head and shoulders above the rest and will help you get the most out of the home buying process.

I hope you find these videos helpful and I'd love to hear any feedback you have!


Knowing When You're Ready 

How do you know when you're ready to buy a home? Watch the video and find out more!


Mortgage Lending 

It's all about the financing! Before you begin looking at homes you will need a pre-approval letter from which lets sellers know what type of loan you are qualified for and also how much. If you need referrals for reputable lenders in our area, please let me know and I'm happy to give you a list.  Check out the video for more:



The Search 

Now that you have your financing in order you are ready to begin your home search! What does your dream home look like? Feel free to send me an email with what you are looking for in a home and I can send you a customized list of homes for sale now!  I can even send you a list of area open houses that are happening this weekend .  Here's the next video to let you know more:


The Offer  

So now that you've found a home you like, it's time to put in an offer! With my clients, I always provide a market analysis to show what similar homes in the area have sold for and this makes sure that you don't over pay for a home! Each transaction is unique and when the time comes, we can talk about how to structure your offer and negotiate!

Here's the next video to give you a broad overview:


Closing the Sale 

Probably the happiest day in a home buyer's life! Your hard work has paid off and you are ready to take ownership of your new house.  When you are at this stage your settlement agent will walk you through the paperwork and your Realtor will guide you through the walk-through.  Here's a humorous look at the walk-through and closing process:

  

What's the Difference between a Realtor & an Agent?

Why do you want to work with a Realtor? Does it matter? Yes it does! And here's the video to explain more:

 

How Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Purchasing Power?

This video tip will give you a better understanding of financing and how interest rates affect how much home you can buy.  The average buyer doesn't know this but you're obviously above average since your watching this video:



Liz Schuyler
Liz Schuyler
Realtor