As Your REALTOR®I Can Help You:
- Finding a home to meet your wants and needs.
- Getting pre-approved and lender information.
- Tips for first time buyers.
- Selling your current home and timing for your move.
- Preparing your home to sell.
- Writing an offer.
- Knowing what to expect with an inspection.
- Ensuring a smooth closing.
Buying A Home: Step-by-Step
Determine how much you can afford.
It's important to know what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.
Make a home wish list.
Then, prioritize the features on your list. If you're not sure what part of town you want to live in, search our community profiles to find helpful information on schools, recreation and more.
Become a Priority Buyer.
Pre-approval is essential before beginning a formal search in today's market. I have several lenders I can recommend.
Start your search.
Use our Virtual Map, Advanced or Open House search to find properties that match your wish list. And you can save your favorites to your Favorites account.
Make an offer.
You've found the one you love, now it's time to make an offer I will negotiate on your behalf and help you write a successful contract.
A professional inspection will let you know if there are any issues with the property.
Complete your mortgage loan.
Work with your mortgage consultant to complete the formal loan paperwork. The loan will be processed and a date set for closing.
Close on your new home.
Closing day includes signing final loan documents and transfer of title. And, you get the keys!
Congratulations, you are now a home owner!
Be sure to set up utilities at your new home and change your mailing address. Then pack and move!
FINDING A HOME can be scary...
WHAT are YOUR wants and needs?
WHERE do you want to live? What is important?
HOW SOON do you want/need to move?
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Licensed in Missouri and Kansas
Although, I sell Real Estate more in the Northland, I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas to help with all your needs of buying and/or selling your home. I know it helps to have an agent versed in your area of purchase. I have lived most of the past 13 years in the Northland and thus know I can help answer most of your questions quickly. Those I do not have answers for I will get quickly from agents with years of experience.
“I was referred to Lin by a friend when I chose to move here from Tennessee. I have bought and sold several homes before and working with Lin has been the best experience I have ever had.
She has gone above and beyond the call to help with every little detail of finding the right house for me as well as with my move here.
Her service didn’t stop after I got here either. She has been there to help me with all the little questions that one has when you move to a new city. Her dedication to help her clients is refreshing.”
—Sarah Dykes, Gladstone MO
“Lin was an absolute joy to work with. Being a first-time home buyer can be very stressful and confusing, but Lin answered our questions and provided direction when we lost focus. We’ll be back when we go to upgrade houses!”
—Paul Marvin, Raymore MO 2009
I first met Lin when I started looking for my first home in 2010. She was very attentive and knowledgeable, which is what I needed in a Realtor with the excitement of a first home. We kept in touch over the years and I have always appreciated her friendship. Within the last year she has sold my first home and my husband’s first home. My husband’s home sold within hours for over asking price and received multiple offers. My first home sold sooner than expected, due to a few features not for all buyers (small kitchen, questionable yard next door). Both sales led to some (hopefully normal!) anxiety, but she went out of her way to calm my nerves, reassure us on the steps we were taking, and always stayed in close contact throughout the entire process. My husband and I will most definitely refer Lin to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, she is an expert in her field and we were lucky to have her as our Realtor.