The Buying Process

It is essential to understand that home buying in Utah is a step-by-step process that should begin with the selection of an Agent who will skillfully guide you through the entire process.

Initial Consultation and Planning

Determine your needs and priorities

Review agency choices and select appropriate working relationship

Establish your search criteria and a plan of action for home searching

Search for a Home and Get Pre-Approved

Begin viewing properties

Meet with mortgage banker to obtain loan pre-qualification/approval

Re-evaluate your search criteria as you view different homes

Continue searching until you find the perfect home

Submit an Offer

Submit offer to purchase home to Seller’s agent

Discuss and clarify proposed terms and conditions

Negotiate offer including possible counter offers

Reach final agreement

Complete Settlement Process (per purchase contract)

Open escrow; deposit your earnest money

Receive escrow instructions and sign documents

Receive preliminary title report

Review inspections and disclosures

Request any needed repairs

Removal of remaining contingencies

Final inspection and walk-through by Buyer and Seller

Secure loan funding / deposit your remaining funds into escrow

Record deed of title

Seller relocates; you take possession of property

After-Sale Service

Provide resources for new home owner needs

Home improvement and financial advice