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The Home Buying Process

Posted: October 10, 2019 by Avalar Austin Realty


According to the National Association of Realtors' 2018 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 33% of all buyers are first-time home buyers. And, the average seller stays in their home for 9 years before selling. 

So it's no surprise that as a realtor, I get this question a LOT:  "What Does the Home Buying Process Entail?"

Though it may vary a little depending on where you live, in essence, it's a pretty straightforward step-by-step process that I've colorfully outlined below.

The Home Buying Process

Honestly, the first two steps - meeting with a real estate professional and getting pre-approved - are probably two of the MOST IMPORTANT ones to pay close attention to. Working with an experienced realtor that is proactive, responsive, and a skilled negotiator can make a huge difference in whether or not the home buying process will go smoothly (or not). In addition, choosing the right lender to work with is equally important. Make sure to do your due diligence by talking to a few real estate agents as well as lenders - if possible, get a referral or two from people you trust (like family and friends). 

If you're a first-time home buyer or it's been a while since you've bought a home, I'd love to walk you through the home buying process and give you an idea of what to expect. Whether I get the privilege to work with you or not, my goal is to always provide you with valuable information and expert guidance to help you make educated decisions. Give me a call (512-230-4419) or email me ( 

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