Steps to Your New Home!

Step one—in the home buying process is to find an experienced Realtor that you trust and sign a Buyer Agency Agreement.  This guarantees by the laws of the state, that your needs are professionally represented through out the entire buying process of buying your home.

Step two—is to look at various homes.  Buddy and Paul are both Accredited Buyer Representatives who know New Castle County and the surrounding areas. Their market knowledge will be a distinct advantage for you.

Step three—Be careful! This is a BIG step! When you find your your dream home, you should present a competitive offer immediately   Buddy and Paul have over 20 years of contract and negotiation experience.  They will ensure you get just what you want for a fair price—a transaction in your best interest.

Step four— When the seller accepts your offer, you “go under contract.  “You want to make sure that every detail is handled accurately.  Buddy and Paul have a Closing Manager to be sure that your home closes properly and on time.

Step five—Final details are handled and inspections are performed to en- sure the property is “perfect” for you.  Contract details are further negotiated and we head to closing.

Step six— The last step is the closing procedure.  The next steps you take will be over the threshold of your new home!

Getting Ready to View Homes

During your initial counseling appointment, you should provide our Team with 3 “have to haves” and 3 “would like to haves” in your new home. 

After your initial appointment, the Emory Hill Residential Team will have a good idea of your wants, needs, price range, and location and will enter your requirements in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) computer. 

From the many listings in its inventory, the computer will print a list of homes tailored just for you.  The Emory Hill Residential Team will make arrangements to show you those that seem to meet your desires.

As you walk through the homes, feel free to open the cabinets and closets. Most often the Sellers will be absent, but should  they be present, they will understand your need to examine the home carefully. 

Often there will be a brochure available for you to take along to help you recall the home as you review your tour, and whenever possible, the Emory Hill Residential Team will have given you a copy of the MLS information on homes you are viewing.

Don’t be surprised if the first home you see is the perfect one for you, and don’t be discouraged if none of those you visit the first day are what you want. 

The Emory Hill Residential Team is committed to finding the  one that you will want to call ‘home’ and will work diligently until you find it. 

Usually, the Emory Hill Residential Team will be able to find the home of your dreams rather quickly. 

Be ready to act.  Your first choice may not wait for you.


Home Buyer's Guide

Congratulations! You are about to embark on the exciting journey of finding your dream home.  Whether its your first home or your tenth, retirement home or an investment property, Buddy West & The West Team will make the experience fun and exciting as we find the perfect home for you.

As the real estate market becomes more advanced (and even more complex), we are constantly striving to improve our services and add to our marketing insight.  Keeping up with what is going on in the marketplace allows us to design services and marketing plans especially for you.

Most people will only decide on a few homes in their lifetime.  Therefore, this is a big undertaking in your life.  We believe in order for you to feel comfortable during this process you will need to be well equipped and armed with up-to-date information.  This guide contains information about us, our team, the home-buying process, as well as other information we think you will find helpful.  You will know what to expect, every step of the way.

Please keep this booklet with you during the home-buying process.  There are areas where you can jot down notes and pages that contain important phone numbers and dates.  Use the available pages to take notes when touring homes.  It is easy to become confused about which features were found in which homes.

We look forward to guiding you on this exciting journey.  It is very rewarding to help people find the home of their dreams.

We look forward to guiding you on this exciting journey. It is very rewarding to help people find the home of their dreams.