Pickering & Company is a locally–owned, full service real estate company that works closely with buyers and sellers in North Carolina. We are committed to providing outstanding service, even after the sale! You can be assured that we’re with you every step of the way…from beginning to end and beyond.

Buying A Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions and largest investments you will make in your lifetime. There are many options and things to consider before making a purchase. Rest assured, Pickering and Company’s certified team of Realtors will guide you through every step of the home buying process. We’ll make sure everything meets your needs and that the home you choose is perfect for your lifestyle.

It’s best to develop a plan as you embark on the path to homeownership. By following the steps below, the home buying process will be less stressful and will save you time in the long run.

 

  1. Pick The Right Team

Pickering’s team of real estate professionals has the experience and knowledge to lead you through the entire buying process.

  1. Determine How Much Home You Can Afford

Knowing how much home you can afford will help you narrow your home search and saves time. Using our Mortgage Calculator will help give you a general idea of how much home you can afford.

  1. Meet With A Lender

A lender will help determine your buying power and can Pre-Approve or Pre-Qualify you for a home loan.

  1. Find Your Home

Think about what you want in home. What amenities are important to you? Where do you want to live? What about schools? All of these questions and more will play a big part in your homebuying decision.

  1. Prepare An Offer

Once you find the home you want, you and your Pickering agent will determine a reasonable offer that will be presented to the seller. If accepted, you will need to put down a deposit.

  1. Due Diligence

Your Pickering agent will make sure you understand all information presented in this portion of the process and will guide you through the entire Due Diligence phase.

  1. Get Moving!

The final step is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to buyer. You are now a new homeowner!

 

To get started, use our Mortgage Calculator to see how much you can afford. This will help you get a feeling for how much house you can buy.*

Mortgage Calculator

*Please note that the calculations do not include taxes and home owner’s insurance.