Staten Island Home Buying Process
Tom Crimmins Realty offers the top online resource for buying a home. Here you can find extensive information on Staten Island communities and neighborhoods, research all available Staten Island homes for sale and get connected with some of the top real estate agents in Staten Island. If you are new to the home buying process...
1. Get Pre-qualified
Tom Crimmins Realty can provide a list of trusted mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers who consistently deliver outstanding service to our clients. If you would like to get preapproved by a mortgage broker, please complete this form and we will put you in touch with our top three trusted partners.
2. Get Educated
If you are considering a move to the Staten Island area, we provide a Staten Island Neighborhood Guide to show a breakdown of the most popular neighborhoods around Staten Island, parks in the area, list of places and events to attend, and statistics on Staten Island home sales and all available homes for sale. If you need to research schools, refer to our local schools page for a complete list of private and public schools, along with links to school ratings.
3. Research Homes for Sale in Staten Island
Our powerful Staten Island home search solution allows you to search through all available Staten Island homes the way you want to search: by City, Neighborhood, Zip Code, Property Type, or Price. We also make it easy to find foreclosures or short sales in the refine search. Plus, we provide a neighborhood virtual tour when available. You can easily save your search, keep track of your favorites and be notified on the newest homes for sale in Staten Island listings that meet your criteria.
4. Get Representation
While it is possible to buy a home without an agent, the experience often proves to be more challenging than most expect. There is more to hiring a buyer's agent than getting access to Staten Island houses and a chauffer to drive you around house to house. We've listed our top 3 reasons below, why to list with us:
- Representation: Unless you are buying a property that is FSBO (for sale by owner), the seller has a professional representation on their side. By negotiating directly with the sellers agent you are putting yourself at a severe disadvantage since their agent is legally bound to share everything you tell them in order to get the best deal for their client. You wouldn't go into a courtroom without a lawyer, so why risk the biggest purchase in your life in buying a home without representation.
- Information: There are a variety of online resources for finding homes for sale; however, there are no consumer websites that provide home sales data in the Staten Island-area. This information is only available to REALTORS through their membership with Multilple Listing Service.
- Experience: Our experienced agents have gained knowledge from working with so numerous clients throughout their careers and are invaluable when it comes to helping you pick the right Staten Island house. Our agents have the extensive experience in negotiating on your behalf as they often have insider knowledge of the pros and cons of similar homes that recently sold. Once you are under contract, we will help you locate a great inspector, negotiate repairs with the seller, get estimates from trustworthy contractors and obtain financing from the most reputable lenders.
5. Find your new home
Once you have been pre-qualified by a lender, narrowed down your home search and retained a buyer's agent its time to get look at some homes. Having an experienced professional on your side will save you time, give you peace of mind and very likely save you a great deal of money.