Maryland's Property Team

Our Team's "10 Step Guide to Home Buying"!

50+ Years of Local Knowledge & Experience Helping Clients Find the Right Home!!!


Welcome to Our Team's "10 Step Guide to Home Buying"! This guide contains an overview of the services clients receive who select Maryland’s Property Team for representation. Having a real estate team with a proven path to success is critical during your home search. Our team strives to make sure that our clients have a positive home buying experience! From the beginning to the end we make sure our clients fully understand the home buying process, provide information needed to make informed decisions, always give an honest 3rd party professional opinion and constantly communicate what is going on throughout the process. If you have any questions or there is anything that we can help with at any time, Contact a Member of Our Team. Always the best!!!


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At our consultation we will discuss your needs and how our team can help you achieve your goals! We will also go over our full 100+ point "10 Step Guide to Home Buying" & complete steps 1-3. Always the best!!!


Step 1- Our Initial Buyer Interview

  • It is important to choose an agent and brokerage that you feel comfortable with and trust
  • Our team makes it a priority to inform our clients of how we are going to work together to accomplish your goals
  • Our Initial Buyer Interview
  • Why are you buying?
  • Who will be involved in the purchase?
  • When would you like to purchase by?
  • Where would you like to buy?
  • What would you like to buy?
  • What would you like your real estate agent to help you with?
  • Any specific questions or concerns you would like us to cover?
  • What you should know about agency in Maryland
  • You have the right to buyer agency representation!
  • Our team's services are FREE to you!
  • Listing agents always represent the seller!
  • The benefits of representation with Maryland's Property Team
  • 2 Associate Broker's representing your best interests!
  • 50+ years of local knowledge and experience!
  • Expertise includes Residential, Waterfront, Certified Global Luxury Specialists, New Construction, Land Development, Commercial and more!!!
  • Our team's 10 Step Guide to Home Buying!
  • We provide our services through a Performance Representation Agreement


Step 2- Developing Your Customized Home Buying Plan

  • Specific home search criteria
  • Location
  • Price range
  • Property type
  • # of bedrooms
  • # of bathrooms
  • Square footage
  • Lot size
  • Community amenities
  • Lifestyle features
  • Specific needs to even considering purchasing
  • Wish list
  • A timeline to get you moved in according to your schedule
  • Research market
  • View houses
  • Go under contract
  • Desired closing date
  • Make sure you are aware of the best available financing options
  • Foundation for your negotiation position with sellers!
  • How are you planning on financing your purchase?
  • Costs to consider when purchasing


Step 3- Finding Your New Home

  • You need to be the 1st to know about properties coming on the market and ready to go look when something of interest comes on
  • Instant listing alerts of properties
  • Be the first to know about new listings, price changes and more...
  • Updates before Zillow, Realtor.com or anyone else
  • Set to specific home search criteria of your choice
  • Search on your own and set your own alerts
  • The most up to date & accurate data
  • What buyers should know in today's market!
  • Inventory is low
  • Well priced listings in good condition do not last long
  • Need to be ready to go look when something of interest comes on
  • The average sales price vs. list price ratio in Anne Arundel County averages around 99%
  • Things that can be changed
  • Appliances
  • Lighting
  • Kitchens
  • Baths
  • Paint
  • Flooring
  • Roof
  • Siding
  • Cosmetics
  • Things that cannot or are difficult to change
  • Location
  • Neighborhood
  • Property features
  • Lot size
  • Square footage
  • Floor plan
  • Community amenities
  • Lifestyle considerations
  • Distance to work
  • School district
  • Almost all buyers compromise on something
  • Many homes need some updating
  • If a need can happen now and a want can be changed, we would suggest not to rule a property out online
  • It is unlikely that a buyer will find exactly what they are looking for, priced perfectly and not have competition

Step 4- Showing Appointments

  • The ability to show you any property listed for sale
  • Schedule all showings
  • Always being present and looking out for your best interests
  • Honest 3rd party professional opinion
  • Pointing out important features, benefits and red flags
  • Access to detailed property information
  • Access to community amenities
  • Information on neighboring
  • Locations
  • Local attractions
  • Amenities
  • Answering specific questions and providing additional facts
  • Your impressions of each property will help us fine-tune the search process
  • We will ask you your positives and negatives after each showing
  • Why didn't we buy this one?

Step 5- Selecting 'THE ONE'

  • Buyers tend to purchase on emotion and justify with facts
  • It is our team’s job to make sure you have the knowledge to make informed decisions when purchasing
  • 2nd showing appointments
  • Access to additional information so that you can make an informed decision
  • Market data of similar homes to establish value
  • Mandatory seller disclosures
  • Homeowners association or condominium fees and inclusions
  • General age and condition of major structural & mechanical components
  • Schools
  • Crime Statistics
  • Demographics
  • Please let us know any questions you have!
  • Loan Estimate
  • Needed down payment
  • Closing costs
  • Monthly payment
  • Utility costs
  • Community amenities
  • Homeowners association or condominium fees and inclusions
  • Understanding what any potential offer would address
  • Ways to improve the property
  • Things that may affect the use
  • Any specific questions you have? Let us know and we will find the answer!


Step 6- Negotiating the Purchase Agreement

  • Our team will provide you with information so that you can make an informed decision
  • Inform you of negotiation strategies
  • Prepare the purchase offer
  • Present the purchase offer to the listing agent and/or seller
  • Communicate the seller's response to you and if necessary, suggest further negotiating options
  • Reach an agreement that is acceptable to you
  • Ratify the contract


Step 7- Planning from Contract to Closing

  • Our team will make you aware of what you will be responsible for
  • Distribute paperwork to all required parties
  • Inform you of important dates & deadlines
  • Develop a plan to make sure that everything is taken care of
  • Access to our network of real estate professionals & services
  • Schedule property inspections
  • Start mortgage process
  • Begin title work
  • Shop for homeowner’s insurance
  • Deliver homeowner's association or condominium documents
  • Create a move in plan
  • Set up utilities and services
  • The final walk through
  • Schedule settlement
  • Anything else specific to your transaction


Step 8- Guiding the Purchase to Closing

  • Our team will track and inform you of the progress of your transaction
  • Track completion of all contingencies
  • Property inspection remedies
  • Work with the lender to complete financing contingencies
  • Timeline to review homeowner's association or condominium documents starts from receipt
  • What to do if during title review there are clouds on the title
  • Schedule settlement
  • Having utilities and services set to be transferred
  • Attend the final walk-through
  • Any help you may need, please let our team know!


Step 9- Settlement

  • At the end of settlement, you will own your new home!
  • What to bring to settlement?
  • The settlement company’s responsibilities
  • Prepare all documents to transfer title
  • Deed
  • ALTA settlement sheet
  • Witness all parties signing of documents
  • Exchange all necessary funds
  • Provide all parties with copies of the settlement documentation
  • Ensure that the title is properly recorded in the local records office along with any mortgage liens
  • Receive keys and possession of property!


Step 10- Turning Your House into Your Home

  • Our service to our clients does not end at the settlement table
  • We want you to be our clients for life!
  • Available to answer any questions you may have
  • Continued access to our network of real estate related services
  • Apply for the Homestead Tax Credit after 6 months of ownership
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Yearly market data on how your investment is doing
  • Follow us on social media for
  • Tips on home ownership
  • Local market trends and insights
  • Real estate related updates
  • Being available for any real estate needs your friends, family or self may have!
  • FREE No-Obligation Seller Consultations & Property Evaluations! 


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