BUYER'S GUIDE

Buying a home can be a stressful experience, but McNamara & Associates is committed to making your home buying journey fun & memorable.

Finding your dream home can be stressful, but it can also be transformative and fun. Looking for houses to find the one that fits you and your family’s needs from top to bottom is what our team at McNamara & Associates does best. Whether you’re looking for a spacious single-family home, a luxury estate, or something different, we’re committed to helping you accomplish all of your real estate goals.

Buyer agents protect your interests

You can go to a listing agent and start the purchasing process without an agent, but it’s inadvisable. Without an advocate, you’ll be wading into the depths of negotiations, contracts, and broad searches that will take up countless hours and expenses. A buyer’s agent cuts through the noise to get down to business. We know how to narrow your search by specific criteria, and we’re working on your behalf to ensure you’re getting a fair deal. 

You can’t underestimate the importance of having a professional who can offer support, run negotiations, inspect contracts, and offer valuable intel on the fast-changing market at a moment’s notice. Make the process easier on you and your family by working together with our team to find you the right home or investment property.

What our agents will offer you:

 
  • An extensive network of acclaimed industry experts with years of experience, including:

    • Service providers

    • Interior Designers

    • Professional stagers

    • Contractors

    • Home Inspectors

    • Escrow/Title companies and lending professionals

  • Streamlined search and buying process

  • Dedicated professionals who consistently go the extra mile for every client

  • Professional negotiator

  • Invites to home tours and showings

  • In-depth research and tips on local neighborhoods

 

What does the home buying process entail?

Purchasing a home consists of three primary steps: pre-approval process, negotiations, and closing. There are some things you’ll need to consider financially and otherwise before you start searching for your new house. 

It doesn’t matter what your budget is; it’s essential to have all of the details ironed out ahead of time to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Our team will happily assist you in every part, so rest assured you’ll have assistance getting things in order.

Pre-approval process

 
  • Research local neighborhoods — our team can help you find the best shopping areas, restaurants, schools, and entertainment.

  • Check your credit score to predetermine what your interest rate might be on your mortgage.

  • Assessing your financial situation, including income, assets, credit rates, and more

  • Our financial contacts can help you budget and figure out how much money you’re eligible to borrow to purchase a property.

  • Understanding your employment prospects:

    • Do you have a stable job and earnings? 

    • Will relocation affect your employment?

    • Can your job support this commitment over the next decade?

 

Buying a home

This is the fun part of the process where you get to buy a house. Buying a home is a major commitment, and that’s why our team is here to ensure you have everything you need to become a homeowner. It’s a good idea to make a list of all the things you want your home to have, like hardwood flooring or a pool. These specifics will help your agent narrow down the search. Once you’ve selected your dream home, your agent will step in to take care of negotiations and contract management.  

Closing and getting the keys

Congrats! You’ve reached the final stage of the home buying process, and you are officially a homeowner. But McNamara & Associates won’t leave you hanging the second you get the keys to your new home. We like to ensure our clients get settled in and facilitate a smooth transition. Miscellaneous details are ironed out, final inspections are scheduled, and then you get to start the next chapter of your life.

Reach out to start your home buying journey

Have you decided that you’re ready to look for your dream home? If so, please reach out to McNamara & Associates as soon as you can. We’re eager to start working with you!

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As seasoned agents with over 24 years of combined experience in the dynamic Los Angeles real estate market, Shannon and Renee offer stress-free, world-class service for all of your real estate needs. Not all agents are the same!

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