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Kim Hotaling

Buying a Home


Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand. One of my specialties is representing your best interests throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful. If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, take advantage of my expertise to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way!

Are you Ready to Buy?

Knowledge, planning and professional assistance are the keys to a successful home buyer experience.

Do you have the finances to buy a home?

The first and most important step in the home buying process is to meet with a professional lender to get prequalified for a mortgage. Knowing what you can afford is critical to making informed decisions.

Do you know what you want in a home?

What is motivating you to buy? What property features (location, size, amenities, condition) do you want? What is your time frame? Whatever your answers, the more you know about the real estate marketplace, the more likely you are to effectively define and achieve your real estate goals. Once you get an idea of what you want in a home, it is very helpful and practical to talk to an experienced REALTOR® who knows the local markets, current market conditions and the many facets of the complex business of real estate. An agent can answer your questions, give you a realistic picture of the market and help you clarify your real estate goals.

Hire a professional Realtor®!

Utilize the vast knowledge and resources of an experienced, licensed REALTOR®. A buyer’s agent will help you with valuation, negotiation, understanding the contract, financing, inspections, and closing. Your agent manages all parts of the buying process and in most transactions, the seller pays your agent to exclusively represent you. New construction? It’s in your best interest to be represented by a buyer’s agent. The builder’s agent represents the builder only! Your buyer’s agent will help you navigate the building process and assist you in making informed decisions.

My job is to manage all the steps in the buying process to ensure a smooth transaction and to keep you informed every step of the way.