Buying a home is a big commitment. In addition to being one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever make, it’s also one of the most complex. This is why it’s so important to find a real estate agent you’re comfortable with, and one who’s experienced and knowledgeable about the local real estate market. Here are some steps to make your buying process go as smooth as possible:
There are lots of reasons to get pre-approved with a bank or lender. Most importantly, this will give you accurate information on how much home you can afford. Having a pre-approval letter shows sellers that you’re a credible buyer who’s ready to take action. You’ll be able to act fast once you find the right home.
Choose an Agent
You’ll want to find an agent who can offer expert advice and help you make the best decision when buying a home. Look for an agent who is up to date on the current real estate trends in the local market and who will provide you with the highest level of service. The most important thing is for you to feel confident and comfortable working with your agent.
Start Your Search
- Use Phaidra’s custom search tool. This site features listing updates daily. Use the MLS search tool to customize your search with your criteria to find properties that meet your needs.
- Save your favorites: Sign up for an account and get email alerts about new listings that match your search criteria. It's free and you can opt out anytime.
- Browse Phaidra's recommended search categories, condominium communities, and single family communities.
- Use this mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly payments on a home mortgage loan.
If you’re thinking about buying a home on the Sanibel & Captiva Islands, be sure to contact Phaidra McDermott. She grew up on these beautiful islands and knows the ins and outs of the local real estate market like no one else!