How Buying a Home with Reali Works

December 12, 2019 | 4 Minute read

It’s no secret that buying a home requires a lot of time and effort. In fact, the steps to buying a home may seem complicated or overwhelming at first — especially if you’re new to the real estate game and are just dipping your toes into the water for the first time. Between making a down payment, getting approved for the best mortgage loan, interest rates, and closing the deal, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed — after all, there is so much at stake with this type of transaction. 

You’ll feel much more confident and comfortable about your home buying journey when you really understand how the process works and the chain of events, as well as what’s expected of you and the other parties involved in the transaction. Working with the right real estate agent can go a long way to ensuring a smooth and easy transaction. 

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been through the home buying ringer, Reali’s got your back. We like to think that we’re different — in all the right ways. But don’t just take our word for it. 

Read on to find out how buying a home with Reali works. 

Step one: tell us what you’re looking for

Before getting started, you’ll work with your local agent as they get to know you. Your Reali Agent will meet with you to discuss your home buying goals, and also to find out what type of home buyer you consider yourself. 

Step two: work with your local team to determine your goals

Once we know what you’re looking for and what’s most important to you in your new home, we will work with you to help determine a budget. Next, we’ll send you recommended listings and start to schedule visits and viewings for you. The search for a home is an exciting time. We will find homes based on your budget and goals, share details and analysis about the homes, and also give you expert and honest advice along the way. 

Step three: your Reali team will craft your home buying strategy

As you begin your home search, we’ll continue to work together to help better understand your goals. There are a number of questions you can expect your Reali Agent to ask to help craft your unique home buying strategy: 

  • Are you a first time home buyer, or do you have a home you also need to sell? 
  • Do you still need to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan? 
  • What neighborhoods are you interested in? 
  • Are local schools important? 
  • What features are most important to you in your new home? 

The answers to these questions will help your Reali Agent learn what you’re looking for — and how we can best serve you.

Reali’s full suite of products to help at every step

At Reali, we offer speed and convenience with a full spectrum of products — designed to save you both time and money. 

  • Our Reali Loans team can work to get you pre-approved or funded quickly. 
  • Reali Cash Offer gives you a competitive edge in the real estate market by increasing your chances of winning the home you want — and often at a lower price. 
  • Reali Trade-In makes it easier than ever to buy and sell a home at the same time. Purchase a new home before your current home is sold! 
  • With Reali Escrow, we’re streamlining the escrow process. Now you can work with our in-house escrow team to save even more time and money. 

What happens next?

Download the Reali App after connecting with your local agent. You’ll be able to use the app to search for homes, schedule visits, place offers, and more. The app complements the work your Reali Agent is doing so you have complete visibility into the home buying process. Plus, you can manage key documents and upload required verification information for your team. 

Once your Reali Agent has completed your strategy session and you’ve visited homes and attended open houses, if you decide to place an offer, your dedicated transaction coordinator and Reali Agent will manage all of the tasks and important documents, from escrow to close. You can use the Reali app to make a preliminary offer on a home, discuss the details of the purchase agreement and any price adjustments with your agent. Your agent will submit a final written offer to the listing agent. 

Our commitment to you 

At Reali, we commit to being fair, honest, and transparent with you — that’s our number one goal! We will represent you as your buyer’s agent from the beginning. As you find a home and want to start submitting offers, we’ve got your back. We promise to negotiate fairly on your behalf. We’ll also help you understand all of the important documents and what they mean — after all, that’s why we’re here! 

In return, we ask that you commit to an exclusive agent relationship with Reali. In other words, when someone asks who your real estate agent is, you can simply say “Reali!” By working closely with your Reali Agent, we’re working together to help you find and buy your dream home. 

We’re ready… are you? Contact us today to get started!

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