The Buyer Experience

See Our 8 Step Process for 🏡 Buyers

Beginning your home search can feel like an overwhelming and nervewracking task. Not sure where to start? At The Linda Lom Team, we like to make the home buying process seamless. We’ll work together to make each step as simple and easy as possible.
We broke it down into these 8 steps:

Meet in Person & Create A Wishlist

Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to work with our team, we’ll meet together for a Buyer Consultation to focus your search and determine what you want and need in a home.


We’ll introduce you to one of our favorite local lenders, who can help you determine your buying price range with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork during this part of the process such as pay stubs, W2’s, and tax returns. The lender will do a full review and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the home buying process!

Listing Alerts

Based on your needs, hopes and dreams, we will create a customized search in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for you. You can receive notices the minute something is listed that matches your criteria.

Schedule Viewings & Attend Open Houses

Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll go to local open houses together and schedule viewings of the homes that you’ve loved from our listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the budget will work and make sure that we find you the perfect home.

Find The Perfect Home & Write An Offer

When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will present a written offer to the seller. And while everyone loves getting their offer accepted right away, the seller could come back to us with a counter offer, or reject your initial offer all together. We’re happy to walk you through each of these possibilities and exactly how to handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it’s time to get your financing in order and move forward to the next step!

Acceptance, Appraisal & Inspection

The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going through appraisal and inspection. The appraisal guarantees that the price of the property matches the condition of the property while the inspection makes sure that everything in the home is functioning properly and there are no major issues inside. These are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home are placed in your hand... for good!

Time To Close & Get The Keys

Get excited because it’s time to close on your home! This process includes going through all of the final paperwork and signing your name (a lot!). Don't forget to bring all of the paperwork you’ve collected along the way and your down payment.


Congratulations! You've just purchased your new home. Time to get in there and celebrate a seamless home-buying experience!


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