Why Buy With Us?
The Whiteman Realty Group is a full service team with multiple agents equipped with experience and training to meet any need. Whether you’re looking to build new, for investment properties, or wanting a new place to call home, we are here to help.
Buying a home in Columbus may seem daunting, but our group of experts will guide you step- by- step through the home buying process resulting in your perfect home! Don’t just take it from us, take a look at what our past clients have to say here.
Unless you are purchasing a home in cash, the pre-approval letter is one of the most necessary items needed to purchase a house. It shows a seller that you are a serious buyer. This is the most common way to prove to that you can afford the home you are submitting an offer to purchase. Typically, a lender will will give you this after an initial meeting, income verification, and a credit check. Check with us and we will recommend local lenders who have proven affordable, reliable and trustworthy.
To protect your largest investment, you’ll want to have the home inspected for any issues that may net be visible. Every home has issues, most are minor, but some can be major and unless known about, you could have an expense of thousands of dollars down the road. Having an inspection is a must! We are here to guide you through the inspection process and will share with you some “Red Flags” to be aware of. We want to protect our clients against issues down the line.
This is something often overlooked when saving for a house. Earnest money is a form of good faith that the buyer will hold for the seller if they breech the contract. Typically your earnest money will either be credited to you at closing or given back. It is always the buyers money unless he/she gets out of the contract NOT based on a contingency. Always consult an attorney if you have a question.
What is escrow? Are there any closing costs that buyers should be aware of? What is the process of purchasing a home?
Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments one will ever make. For many buyers, providing a sizable down payment will leave little room in the budget for unexpected costs. A home warranty protects the buyer (for the first year) from damages to certain mechanical and appliance systems in the home. We know what to look out for and how to negotiate this into the deal for our buyers.
Helping buyers build their custom dream home is a great privilege which we specialize in. We are able to advise our clients what is worth upgrading in their new home, and what would be more cost effective after the construction process. Looking over the contract, upgrades, and pricing are only a few ways we will help you through this process. Many think you don’t need representation to build a home, however it is the builder wants to get the most amount of money for the home, so you need someone advocating and looking out for you.
People buy homes for all sorts of reasons, and in a growing city like Columbus companies bring in professionals everyday. We have a specialization in helping people who need a place to call home when moving to Columbus for a job. We want to help you find the right place to call home for your family.
Our relocation guide includes the most up-to-date and vital information for people looking to move to Columbus.
Working with first time home buyers is a niche for our group. We are able to take you through the steps from start to finish to find your first home. Depending on your particular needs, we can recommend various lending options and send you in the right direction. There are many first time home buyer programs, and we are well connected for people best to work with in the buying process. We were all first time home buyers, and will work with you to explain the whole process.
Our group is great at helping seniors find a place for their needs. There are many single-floor living communities around Columbus which suit the needs of Seniors. From preparing the home for sale, to finding the next home, we are here every step of the way. Transitioning to a new home and environment can be difficult, but our services and knowledge will help make this process easier.
We know how to help! You can count on us to recommend local moving companies to help you when you move in. Moving items like a couch, piano, or appliances take muscle and maneuvering. We know the best in the business to help! When you work with The Whiteman Realty Group, you won’t have to find much on your own. Our years of experience help guide our clients through this phase in their lives.
Assisting those who have fought and given so much for our country is something we are proud of. After serving our country, allow our team to serve you by providing you the best service in the Real Estate industry. We take honor and pride by serving the Veterans of our country plant their roots in Columbus, Ohio