Find Your Dream Home

Discover our 9-step home buying process designed
to help you find the home of your dreams.

Our 9-Step Home Buyer Process

We'll Guide You Through Every Step

1.

Getting To Know You

When you're ready, we'll meet with you in person for a preliminary buyer consultation. During this meeting, we’ll discuss exactly what you want and need in a new home and give you an overview of the home buying process. 

2.

Pre-Qualify Before You Buy

This essential step will help you understand what you can afford and give us added leverage in negotiations. If you’d like, we can introduce you to our trusted mortgage partner, who will simplify the lending process and help you secure the loan you need.

3.

Focus On Your Best Options

Now that we know more about you and what you're looking for, we'll send you notifications for listings that match your specific criteria. If you see something you like, just let us know, and we can proceed to the next step.

4.

See Them For Yourself

This is where things get exciting. We'll schedule and take you on tours of the homes you select. We'll also discuss with you the benefits of each option and make sure the homes fit within your specific budget.

5.

Make An Offer

When you find the perfect home, we'll present the seller with a formal written offer. We'll also advise you on how to best handle any of the seller's counteroffers, and negotiate on your behalf until your offer is accepted.

6.

Check It Twice

We want to make sure the purchase you’re about to make is a smart one. We'll guide you though the appraisal and inspection process to verify the price matches to condition of the home and to ensure that everything in the home functions properly.

7.

It's Closing Time

This part of the process involves reviewing all the paperwork and signing your name to all the documents. We'll be there with you at the closing table to answer any questions you might have. Once you complete this step the home is yours.

8.

Get The Keys & Celebrate!

Now that you've signed all the paperwork, it’s time to move in! We'll make sure you get your keys so you can begin planning your move right away. But first, take a moment to celebrate - you deserve it!

9.

Share With Friends & Family

Be sure to share your positive experience with friends and family. When they're ready to buy or sell a home, we'll be there for them, just like we were for you.

What Clients Are Saying About Us

 "Working with Dick Carr was a pleasure! He took all the stress out of home-buying and answered any questions or concerns that I had! He was prompt in responding to my calls or texts and was very professional and courteous!! I’ve used him twice now and will definitely use him again in the future!!"

~ mrlynmnro

"We listed our home with Dick Carr in September; he had an open house a few weeks later and found a potential buyer. He handled the negotiations in a professional and timely manner until an offer was agreed upon. We were happy to give him the responsibility of selling the house since we had moved out of state. We felt that he was very good at keeping track of the details and reporting promptly to us whenever we needed information. We would recommend Mr. Carr to anyone needing a realtor in the Quad City Area."

~ Phil And Dona Carter

"As first time homebuyers with a bad experience with a realtor previously, Dick was nothing short of amazing. He helped us find the perfect home for our family. I especially appreciate Dick's persistence as it took 5 or 6 offers that were outbid to finally get our home. But Dick was always positive with us and eventually our patience paid off."

~ austinthomas147

Ready To Find Your Dream Home?

Let us help you make that happen!