How to Buy a Home

1. Find an Agent

Reach out to the Tenczar Team. They will work as your advocates and trusted advisors to help guide your search.

2. Get Pre-Qualified

Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan (unless you will be paying in cash for the full price of your home). The Tenczar Team can connect you to a mortgage advisor. Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage advisor will determine how much a bank will lend you, which will help you determine the price range for your search.

3. Visit Properties

Attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Now is the time to consider your ideal location and amenities.

4. Negotiate

Reach an agreement with the seller on price and terms. Once you have seen a home you like, you can place an offer, which is a non-binding agreement to pay a certain price for the home. If your offer is lower than the list price, the seller will likely return with a “counter offer”, which you can choose to accept, reject, or counter. The Tenczar Team will advise on pricing throughout the process.

5. Review Contract and Disclosure Package

Analyze the contract of sale, disclosures and other documents with your attorney and/or the Tenczar Team. Their job is vital to protecting your interests and understanding the disclosure package.

Work with the Tenczar Team to submit your final offer which includes contract and disclosure package.

6. Submit Formal Offer

Work with the Tenczar Team to submit your final offer which includes contract and disclosure package.

7. Seller Approves the Purchase

Once price is agreed upon and the seller approves your offer, you are one step closer to becoming a home owner!

8. Final Walk-Through with Your Agent

A final walk-through ensures that the property’s condition hasn’t changed since your last visit and that the terms of your contract will be met.

9. Closing of Escrow

Congratulations, you are now a home owner!

Matt Tenczar

REALTOR® DRE#01147849

408.605.8124

matt.tenczar@compass.com

The Tenczar Team

Families Helping Families Move…

Take ability, integrity and quality service, and you have the perfect recipe for success. With over 25 years of  experience in real estate Matt Tenczar has earned his impressive reputation on making people and their needs a top priority.

When you are buying or selling your home, you need a dedicated professional who is experienced, solution orientated, and committed to serving his clients. Matt has consistently been a top producer and has closed over 665 transactions that is over 630 million dollars in closed sales. Turning ideas into action, he constantly reaches beyond your expectations and has helped hundreds of families realize their dreams.

Matt Tenczar’s creativity, powerful marketing strategies and his ability to solve problems will guarantee your success. “Families Helping Families Move” is more than just a slogan to Matt. He will treat you like family with a warm relaxed style and will listen and address all of your needs and concerns. He will lead you in the right direction, helping you make smart and informed decisions and with more and more of his business being driven by referrals, you can count on him to deliver results.

When you think of real estate turn to the professional you can count on for the kind of service you deserve, the kind of service that puts you first. Whether you are looking for your first home, need more space or moving on in your life, discover the advantage, experience and dedication to service The Tenczar Team can make for you.

Matt Tenczar—Families Helping Families Move… For Over 25 Years!

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