Being Smart: Be Prepared to Buy Your Home in Today’s Market.

Finding your dream home starts at square one.

A couple selling the deed to their home to SBRE

To navigate your way to closing the deal on your new home, understand how the modern home-buying process works with SBRE’s handy tips and resources:


Think Local

Qualify your wants and needs from a regional standpoint. Because locales and drive times in the Pacific Northwest can be deceiving, getting places can take longer than you might expect. The use of our RMLS mapping and prospecting tools is complimentary for saving you time on home searches.


Get the Scoop

Knowing who’s working for you is a must. Utilize our state and local resources to verify up-to-date licensure information regarding contractors, brokers, agents, title companies, and lenders. We at SBRE are firm believers in the time-tested saying, “Trust, but verify.”

Who’s Who?

Selecting your agent isn’t always presented as a choice. As a buyer or seller, it’s often hard to tell who’s working for whom in real estate. Whether using a realtor, broker, or agent, be sure you receive and understand the free Law of Real Estate Agency disclosure document, which explains the agency relationships and duties between realtors/brokers/agents and the public. (Courtesy of SBRE and Northwest Multiple Listing Service.)


1031 Exchanges

Selling or “exchanging” real estate frequently raises questions about taxes. Refer these questions to your CPA or tax consultant. The SBRE team understands the timelines allowed for 1031 exchanges and the importance of compliance. Access to the latest residential and commercial data is key to finding the perfect fit at the right time. We offer comparative market surveys for both residential and commercial listings utilizing the CoStar, LoopNet, NWMLS, and RMLS databases. Get a brief explanation of a 1031 exchange.


Seek and We Shall Find

If you’re looking for the savvy agents who will earn your business — but aren’t sure exactly what kind of home you want — let us know and the SBRE team will work with you to find it.