Buying

Homes For Sale West Springfield MA

Lock and Key Realty recognizes that the home buying process can be intimidating and, at times, even a daunting “chore” to think about. But with the right mindset, and knowing the path, we are confident we can streamline the process for our buyers.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or an experienced buyer looking to upgrade or right size, the process is almost always the same.

Here’s a quick look at what the road ahead may look like…


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Step One:Initial Consultation

Once you’ve identified a Lock and Key Real Estate Professional to work with, we will take the time to help identify your needs, hopes and desires. This is a very important time that our professionals get to know YOU. We recognize each person's circumstance is unique, so during this time we hope to outline 1) your budget 2) your timeline and 3) any known limitations to helping you achieving your goals.

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Step Two:Property Search

Once we understand your needs and wants, we will then set you up within our state-of-the-art database, helping you identify available listings within the criteria you set forth in the initial consultation. You are encouraged to browse on your own and give feedback to the real estate professional you are working with to help narrow in on your perfect home to purchase.

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Step Three:Viewing Properties

Finding something online is the easy part but seeing the finish and layout in person really helps people identify if it is the right home for them! During this time, we will show you a variety of properties (however many or few that may be) until you find the right property that fits your specific needs.

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Step Four:Making an Offer

Once you’ve found the property you love, our agents will guide you through the process of making an offer. Offers and negotiations can be a strenuous time, but our agents will introduce you to the right tools and data, based on specific market conditions, to make an informed offer.

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Step Five:Inspections

After you’ve secured your property, our agents will assist you with finding a professional home inspector to help you uncover any unknown issues. No home will be absolutely flawless but being an informed buyer and knowing what you’re getting is paramount. If there are issues, our agents will continue to make negotiations on your behalf to help secure the property, or in the unfortunate scenario, walk away from the damaged property to ensure you get a home you feel good about.

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Step Six:Closing

Our professionals will guide you through the remaining hurdles to help ensure you get to the finish line (aka the closing table) as quickly and as efficiently as possible. The deal’s not over until you sign the contract and collect those keys - and the Lock and Key professionals will do everything in their power to help get you there!


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