Buyer's Guide

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A Step-by-Step First Time Buyer's Guide

The purchase of real estate is one of the most exciting happenings in one’s lifetime. With a new home comes the prospect of a bright future, and a fresh start. While the process may appear daunting at first, the right team going to bat for you can make all the difference in the world. Bill Parkerson has helped countless clients make their move to and around Scottsdale for over two decades. Read on to learn more about what you can expect when purchasing in Scottsdale and what Bill can do for you.


Representation is a must!

Several buyers may not realize it costs nothing to obtain representation. In most scenarios, if not all, commission for a buyer's agent is actually built into the listing agreement the seller has with their representing broker. Furthermore, the assistance, knowledge, and local expertise a licensed professional like Bill can provide is priceless. Skilled, seasoned agents don’t only negotiate to ensure you get a good deal - they work tirelessly so you get a fair deal with agreeable terms which will protect you legally and financially. At the end of the day, a lot of unnecessary nonsense can be prevented and avoided with the right professional on your side.


Wants, needs, and pricing

Next, you need to figure out how you will finance the purchase and possibly speak with lenders. With a budget in place, it’s now time to narrow down what you want, and decide what you need. After discussing your budget, necessities, and what else it might be nice to have, it will be time to tour homes. With access to properties openly on the market and listed privately, Bill will ensure you know about every home available in your budget which meets as much of your criteria as possible.


Offering, escrow, and beyond

After finding the home of your dreams, Bill will work tirelessly on your behalf to negotiate a fair contract with terms in your favor. While the price and closing date are important factors to be aware of, just about everything else on paper is up for grabs. You can negotiate the length of your inspection period, your down payment, or if any furniture might be included with the sale. After all parties have agreed and signed paperwork, Bill will help you set up an inspection to uncover any unknown defects. Once the inspection period is over, the title company will work to draw up any legal paperwork needed for the sale. If you are obtaining a loan, the lender will also gather additional financial documentation to fund your purchase. After your offer has been accepted, it will be vital to maintain a similar financial stance through closing. This means not changing jobs, not making any large purchases, and not opening up any additional lines of credit. After Bill, the lender, and the title company have all done their jobs, the three sides of the triangle will be complete and come together to finalize your purchase. Once funds have been received and paperwork is signed, you will then be able to pick up your keys.

A highly distinguished winner of multiple awards, Bill has helped clients from all walks of life find their home, sweet home in Scottsdale for over 20 years with dedication, honesty, and loyalty. His extensive training, experience in legal writing, and hands-on approach has set him apart from his colleagues, and produced hundreds of happy clients along the way. Contact Bill Parkerson today to learn more about the Scottsdale real estate market and its wide array of housing options.


After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams. 

Work With Bill

My goal is to sell your home at its highest value or find a dream home, which meets your standards and matches your lifestyle. Please contact me so we can begin a new journey of either selling or buying your home.

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