Home Buying 101

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

Finding your dream home starts at square one.

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:

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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.

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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.

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Who’s Who?

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make and you deserve representation by a qualified real estate broker. You should interview real estate agents and make a logical decision based on the skills of negotiation, communication, transaction management, and local area. We want to earn your business and your trust. Contact us for a free, no-hassle and informative Buyer’s Consultation.

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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.”

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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.