DOMO of Compass
The Steps: From Tianni Craig
Getting Started in the DC Real Estate Market
Beginning your first home search can feel stressful unless you have a DOMO agent by your side. We take you through the process in easy steps tailored to your needs and goals. Once you’ve purchased a home with us, you’ll feel like an expert, too!
Buyers can take advantage of our combined 50 years of experience working with thousands of first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, luxury buyers, investors and developers in the DC, Maryland, Virginia and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware markets.
How To Navigate The market
We’re market experts adept at guiding home buyers through the purchase process, whether it is the first time or one of many. We’ll share our wide network of lenders, home inspectors, contractors and vendors, as well as access to off-market properties you won’t want to miss.
The Domo team strives to make your purchase memorable in a very good way!
Where is your ideal location?
City, ‘burbs, beach? We’ll help you find your happy place.
How do you want to dwell? Townhouse, detached home, condo? Compact, bigger, biggest? We’ve seen and sold it all. We share insights, and collaborate with you on budget, timeline and ‘must haves’ to help you find not just a place, but your place.
Step By Step
We’ll take you through your purchase step-by-step, from prioritizing preferences for your new location and home to strategizing on financing, offer terms, and transaction management. The Domo team personalizes the process to make it as smooth and easy as possible. In a complex market like ours, expert oversight is key!
Steps To Your Home Purchase
STEP 1 | WHAT’S YOUR BUYING POWER?
Obtaining a pre-approval from one to three local, reputable lenders is the first step in purchasing a home.
Paying cash? Obtain a funds verification letter from your banking institution.
STEP 2 | WHO’S YOUR AGENT?
Choosing your agent is a key decision in the home purchase process.
You’ll want to work with an agent who is experienced, knowledgable and responsive.
STEP 3 | WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST?
Create a list of ‘must haves’ like location, proximity to work, transportation & community amenities.
Add a secondary list for home style & attributes.
STEP 4 | WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?
We’ll create one or more Compass Collections matching the criteria for your search.
You’ll see all the listings automatically–including Compass Private Exclusives that aren’t publicly visible!
STEP 3 | WHAT’S ON PRIVATE EXCLUSIVE?
The best way to purchase DC real estate is to avoid competition. Viewing homes before they hit the market is an invaluable opportunity.
You’ll find Private Exlcusives in your Collections.
STEP 3 | THE TRANSACTION PROCESS
Once you’ve identified your ideal home, you enter the transaction phase. We’ll guide you through structuring and submitting an offer, negotiation, ratification and all the steps from contract to post-closing!
BUY WITH US
DOMO of Compass
Work with market experts who have your best interests at heart. Put our strategic, negotiating and market expertise to work for you!