Home Buying the Easy Way

The Home Buying Process in Redding, CA

Home buying is a process, no matter how you do it, but it doesn’t have to be hard! We’re here to help make the process smooth and enjoyable.

family deciding on their home buying situation

Determine Your Situation

Why are you buying a home? What are your must-haves and your must-not-haves? What is your budget, and do you have flexibility? What is your timeframe? All these questions are important to decide upon and discuss with your real estate company and agent so that we can help you along the process most efficiently. 

Make a list of any of these things that you might need or want in your new home:

  • School districts or neighborhood
  • Square footage and lot size
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Garage 
  • RV parking or extra space

How We Find the Best Homes for You

There’s a process to finding every person or family their dream home! This is our area of expertise, and why it’s so important that you choose an experienced real estate agent to help you along the way. 

  • First, we keep up on the MLS each day, actually going to look at the homes which we feel are best suited to our clients. 
  • We also take the time to call around to potential sellers in prime neighborhoods. 
  • All our “for sale by owner” listings come with personal research into the properties. 
  • When a foreclosure hits the market, we check it out for potential. 
  • We look at rental properties that might be for sale in the future. 
  • We keep good relationships with other agencies and offices, using networking for your benefit. 
  • Our “coming soon” lists are always updated; we keep a close eye on these for you! 
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Home buying loan pre-qualification

Why Pre-Qualification Is So Important

If it’s your dream home, it’s probably someone else’s! This means that pre-qualification could be the ticket to getting your offer in faster. 

  • Sellers always want to sell to a qualified buyer. 
  • A qualification letter in hand shows that you are serious about purchasing. 
  • The more qualified you are, the more likely it is that your offer will get accepted. 
  • Pre-qualification allows us to determine the best lenders for your unique needs. 

Writing an Offer for Your New Home

We will help you determine the fair market value compared with other homes in the area, and work with you to prepare a written offer, presenting it professionally to the seller. 

We will be the negotiators to ensure that both you (the buyer) and the seller are happy with the offer. Then we will begin the escrow process and send over the good faith deposit. 

Inspections

An inspection is a required part of the process to make sure you are buying a solid home. We will take care of ordering all necessary inspections and provide you with all disclosures. 

Strategy session during the home buying process
Home buying final walk through

Final Walk-Through

This is where the fun, final details get taken care of! We will literally walk through your home with you, making sure that all repairs and requests have been completed. 

We will also provide you with the phone numbers of utility companies, help arrange mail, and deliver your new keys into your hands so that your transition into your new home is smooth and joyful. 

LOOKING TO SELL YOUR REDDING CA PROPERTY?

We’re here to help you realize your real estate dreams. If you’re looking to sell your property and have questions on marketing your Redding CA property for sale, please visit our FAQ page or get in touch.

Brittani Campbell, From the Richard Nance Real Estate Team

BRITTANI CAMPBELL (DRE #02146952)

  • Agent
Brittani has lived all her life in Redding, now with her husband and four beautiful children. With an impeccable knowledge of the city’s realty, sh...
Christopher Thomas

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS (DRE #02143788)

  • Agent
Christopher makes it his mission as a realtor to help clients find the property of their dreams. He has a big family that includes a wonderful wife...
Richard Nance

RICHARD NANCE (DRE #02014094)

  • Agent
Being the pack leader, Richard is all about helping clients fulfil their real estate dreams. He is a family man with two beautiful children and a w...