A Complete
Home Buying Process

Real Estate in Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, AL

Buying a home is complicated! But, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult.

Following an efficient and organized process when selling your home is vital to ultimately accomplishing your goal. And though from a broad view the steps of the home selling process are predictable, it is what happens at each step where things can get very complicated and even volatile. 

Allowing Newman Team Homes the privilege of working on your behalf to sell your home means that we will utilize our professional expertise and experience to simplify the process as much as is possible.  

Each step of selling your home is critical

Selling your home is a huge decision. And it isn’t a decision to make hastily. Our team of real estate professionals are here to guide you from the first step – consideration, all the way through to the finish line at closing.

Real estate transactions are a tricky and complicated process. The ideal time to contact us is when you first begin to consider selling. If you have already made up your mind  that’s OK. But, timing is just as important as location when selling your home. So contact Newman Team Homes now to use our Home Seller Services to maximize the success of your listing.

Our Process

Steps for Buying a Home

Selling your home involves a complex process comprised of multiple stages each with numerous steps, decisions, activities and actions. While it is certainly complicated, a good real estate agent will simplify the process for you, and also make it more efficient and effective. And that is exactly why Newman Team Homes clients rave about their results and their overall experience.

Here’s a quick look at what to expect – and why Newman Team Homes is the right choice for listing your home for sale in Birmingham or Tuscaloosa.

  • EMaking - and committing to, the decision to buy a home.
  • ECheck finances, credit and determine your budget.
  • EFind the right realtor for you.
  • EChoose a lender - and get preapproved for a mortgage.
  • EContact insurance agents.
  • EWork with your realtor to establish goals, and a plan.
  • ESearch for your new home.
  • EMake an offer.
  • ENegotiation.
  • E*Get a Home Inspection.
  • E*Get a Home Appraisal.
  • EAsk for repairs or concessions - or remove contingencies.
  • EGo for a Final Walkthrough.
  • EClose on your new home.

The Decision

The 1st step: Deciding to Sell...or not

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Preparing Your Home to Sell

Guidance to Help You Decide

Research & Analysis

Guidance to Help You Decide

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Marketing & Sales Plan

Guidance to Help You Decide

Activating Your Listing

The 1st step: Deciding to Sell...or not

Promoting Your Home Listing

Guidance to Help You Decide

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Managing Your Listing

Pricing Strategy

Negotiating Contracts & Offers

Guidance to Help You Decide

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Closing Time

Guidance to Help You Decide

The Decision to Buy a Home

The 1st step: Deciding to Buy a Home

Whether it’s your first home purchase, second, or your Forever Home, buying a home is a major decision. Our team provides unbiased guidance to help you make the best possible decision.

Check Your Credit & Financial Health

Your Credit & Finances

Your ability to get approved for a mortgage is obviously vital to your process. We can help you understand what is required, and whether or not now is the right time to buy a home.

Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Choose the right real estate agent

If you haven’t already, now is the time to find a real estate agent that is right for you and your situation. The right professional will be able to assist you with choosing a lender, insurance agent and everything going forward.

Get Preapproved for Financing

Choose a Lender for Preapproval

Choosing the right mortgage lender is incredibly important. The choice is yours, though our team can advise you on our experiences with many. No matter who you choose getting preapproved is a must before starting your home search.

Contact Homeowners Insurance Agents

Contact insurance early

Having an insurance agent involved from the beginning can help you make financial decisions when comparing homes. Our team can help you find an insurance agent that fits your needs.

Make an Offer on a Home

Making an offer to buy a home

Offers to buy a home are tricky, and only get more complicated during certain market conditions. Our team helps you determine when to make an offer and guides you through the details.

Search for Your New Home

Finding the right home

Led by your personal agent, our team will help you find and view options that fit your needs, wants and must haves.

Develop a Plan with Your Realtor

Planning your home search

It’s easy to get excited and want to start looking right away. But, working with our team to develop a home buying plan will save you time and disappointment throughout your search.

Negotiate

Negotiating offers to buy a home

When your offer is not accepted, or countered, our team will help you determine when & if you should negotiate, accept or move on.

The "Under Contract" Stage

Make sure "this is the one"

When your offer includes contingencies such as a home inspection our team will guide you through the steps and help you understand what it all means.

Prepare to Close

Almost to the finish line

As Closing Day approaches there are important details and tasks that require attention. Our team will be there working for you to ensure you make it to the finish line.

Close on Your New Home

Closing Day

The day has come! Our team will still be working for you to ensure that every last step is taken, and every task completed so that you can prepare for your move.
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Home Buyers’ Process

Deciding to Buy a Home

Whether it’s first home purchase, your forver home or anything in between, buying a home is a big decision – and a very personal one. Sometimes the decision to buy at home is simple, while others it’s more complex than it may seem on the surface. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Here are just a few important questions to ask yourself before ultimately deciding whether or not you should buy a home now.

What Would Be Your Reason for Buying?

What is your reason for considering buying a home now?

Buying a home is a big decision and a significant commitment! Our team can provide unbiased, professional advice to help you decide.

What Would You Expect to Accomplish?

What do you expect if you buy now?

Knowing what you expect to accomplish can help you frame your decision. And our team can discuss how that fits with your situation, as well as the current real estate market.

How's the Local Real Estate Market?

Is the real estate market optimal for buying a home now?

You cant’ always buy a home under ideal conditions. But, our team can help you understand the current market and how that may affect your decision.

Can You Buy a Home Now?

Is it a fit financially?

Before you get your heart set on buying a home make sure it is a possibility at this time. Our team can advise you on what the requirements are and how that may affect your decision.

So, are you ready to buy a home now?

It's a life changing decision

If you are able to buy a home it’s an incredible, exciting, and life-changing experience. But, you should be truly confident in your decision. If you are not certain, our team of real estate experts will be happy to give you unbiased, professional advice and help you however we may be able.

What's Your Reason

Sometimes the reason you’re thinking of selling is simple, and sometimes it isn’t. Our team is here to be your sounding board during the decision making process.

What Are Your Expectations

Is the real estate market optimal for selling your home now?

How's the Local Real Estate Market

What is your reason for considering selling your home now?

Would Your Listing Be Competitive

Is the real estate market optimal for selling your home now?

Should You Sell Your Home Now

What is your reason for considering selling your home now?

Home Buyers’ Process

Get Your Finances In Order

Once you’ve decided that you are ready to buy a home the next step is to take a look at your finances, and your ability to secure financing. If you are not sure where to start – or have questions, your personal agent will be glad to guide you.

Credit

Your credit health will play a significant role in whether or not mortgage lenders will approve you for a loan. It will also be a major factor in the amount, interest rate, down payment requirements, etc.

Income

Your income obviously controls how much you can afford. But, it also determines the amount mortgage lenders will approve for you to borrow.

Employment

Your current employment status, as well as your time on that job, will be considered when mortgage approval decisions are made.

Down Payment

A down payment will almost definitely be required. And, other financial factors such as credit and income may cause lenders to require a larger down payement.

Ready to get some expert advice?

It’s time for a Listing Appointment

A listing appointment involves zero obligation and is an important step in choosing the right real estate agent. During listing appointments, you will get feedback, information, and data to help you make a final decision about selling your home. Plus you will get the know the agents you interview to better ensure that the agent you choose is the best fit for your listing.
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Home Buyers’ Process

Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Preparing Your Home to Sell

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Market Research & Analysis

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Sales & Marketing Planning

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Pre-Promoting Your Listing

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Home Buyers’ Process

Contact Homeowners Insurance Agents

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Placement of Your Listing

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Promotion of Your Listed Home

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Offers & Negotiation

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Under Contract

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Home Buyers’ Process

Plan for Your Home Search

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Search for Your New Home

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Contact Homeowners Insurance Agents

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Plan for Your Home Search

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Contact Homeowners Insurance Agents

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Plan for Your Home Search

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Home Buyers’ Process

Close on Your New Home

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule Your Listing Appointment

Selling your home is a big decision – and a very personal one. When you need help navigating the decision-making process Newman Team Homes will be there with invaluable consultation based on our experience and professional expertise.

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