Buyer tools & tips

Let’s find your perfect home!

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments – and most exciting experiences – of your lifetime. But it's not just a dollars-and-cents investment. It's an investment to create a sense of stability and identity for you and your family. Regardless of how times change, owning a home remains the cornerstone of the American dream.

We will help every step of the way.

Finding and buying the right home is a highly personalized process, and it all begins by identifying your needs. We will help you evaluate:
  • The values, interests and priorities you want this move to support
  • The features you are looking for in a home
  • How a neighborhood can best match your needs and lifestyle
  • How the homefinding process will need to be tailored to fit your personal plans

First, make sure you’re pre-approved for home financing.

First thing’s first – before you start walking through homes, you need to obtain a home loan (mortgage) to complete the purchase. Being pre-approved can put you in a stronger negotiating position and can save time in the loan approval process. Don’t worry! We will assist you in the process. We can put you in touch with an experienced home mortgage consultant through our relationship with HomeServices Lending, LLC.

Next, let’s look at homes!

Discovering the right home should be an exciting event. Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty sales professionals are dedicated to making your home search as stress-free as possible. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure we…
  • Identify up-front what is affordable
  • Select only those properties that most closely meet your unique needs and interests
  • Schedule times to look at homes and neighborhoods
  • Find the right home for you, by discussing your wish list and comparing it to each property you see. We’ll go through the positives and negatives.
  • Continue to assess your needs and buying criteria as we move through the process

Trust the knowledge of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Every house has a story to tell. A good agent knows every chapter by heart. Our agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesFirst Realty have been a fixture in the Des Moines real estate market since 1960. We’ve built a solid reputation of having knowledgeable and experienced agents helping people buy and sell real estate, while offering excellent customer service.

A real estate company is like a home. The great ones have a strong foundation ... and our agents come with a network of experience and are backed by the most admired name in business, Berkshire Hathaway. Contact one of our agents today!

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