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Step 1: Research

Do you already know where you want to buy? If you want a condo, townhome, or single-family home? Which features do you like and dislike? What’s available on the market now? If you answered no to any of these questions, now is the time to start researching. In addition to looking for homes that interest you, also take note of any changes in asking prices. This could give you valuable insight into housing trends in specific neighborhoods and help you when the time comes to make an offer.

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Step 2: Decide on Your Budget

Notice I said to decide on your budget—not determine how much the mortgage company will give you. In many cases, a mortgage company will pre-approve you for more than you’re comfortable spending, which is why you need to determine the monthly payment you feel comfortable with before talking to a lender. This likely includes doing a full household budget and taking into consideration what changes other than a mortgage payment will occur once you move into your new home. If you’ve lived in an apartment or with roommates, you may overlook new expenses like garbage, water, or HOA fees that could easily blow your budget.

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Step 3: Get Prequalified

Just because you think you can afford a certain payment every month doesn’t mean the mortgage company will agree. Just as they may approve you for too large of an amount, they may also approve you for a lesser amount or deny you a mortgage altogether. Lack of time at a job, insufficient credit, past bankruptcies, or other financial issues can cause major problems when trying to secure a mortgage. Before you get your heart set on a home, talk to a mortgage professional to find out what amount you can qualify for. This will also be an advantage when you make an offer on a home, as some sellers won’t entertain offers from those who aren’t already prequalified for a loan.

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

I’ve been a client of Alexa’s for over 5 years and time and time again she goes above and beyond. She is professional and organized, always having all paperwork ready with no errors. She is responsive at all hours of the day. She takes the time to get to know you and coaches you through making a decision on property buying. Alexa’s energy and commitment to her clients makes you feel safe and know you are...

— Michelle V.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Alexa is very passionate about her profession and she goes above and beyond to get the job done. We purchased our house through her and sold it through her. Alexa does not want you to spend the money unnecessarily unless there is a real need. She provides timely advice from the start to the finish line. There were a few hiccups while selling our house as we had a few first-time buyers walk away but she a...

— Bodhi D.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Selling your home can be extremely stressful, Alexa made ours a wonderful experience. In a hot market, some may think “by owner” is the way to go (especially cheapskates like me); however, Alexa’s experience, knowledge, and energy get the job done. She took care of everything, made great suggestions, and treated us like we were a million listing. The proof was in how quickly we sold and how well our home...

— Marty M.

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Worked with Alexa to sell my parent's home. Her pricing was spot on and her marketing plan was detailed and well thought out. She was exceptional in dealing with my aging parents very patient in explaining the same things many times. And they felt they were well cared for and important clients she was very knowledgeable and able to talk my parents through the multiple offers they received the selling exp...

— Ann L.

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Alexa is fabulous! She helped my fiancé and I navigate the crazy 2022 housing market when we had all but given up on finding our dream home. We really appreciate the time she took to educate us and advocate for us. She was even able to negotiate our house to a number we were excited about. She also continued to support us after the close by providing us with fantastic contacts for our remodel. We cannot ...

— Katie J.

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If I could leave Mimi a 10 star I would. She made selling this house easy - it was not the best situation but she took over. She is the ultimate professional! Mimi guided us with the correct listing price, and how to stage, and answered every question I had! At selling, she was there to negotiate the best price and guide us to what we needed to do! Always positive and fantastic to deal with. Highly recom...

— Kim K.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Alexa is one of the best! She was an excellent negotiator in a very competitive market, most homes were selling well above asking price but Alexa was able to secure our property well below list. She was able to hone in very quickly on what we were looking for in a home and it made for a very positive experience. We have had over 35 years of Real Estate experience and would highly recommend her.

— Lauri J.

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Alexa is simply the best. Being new to the area when purchasing, Alexa pointed us in the right direction every step of the way. When it came time to sell, Alexa was there again for us to ensure we maximized our value. Not only did she do what her “job description” requires, but she went above and beyond every time we worked with her to take care of our family. Can’t recommend her enough!

— Alex B.

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Alexa and her team were amazing to work with. They took the stress out of selling my condo while I was living 1800 miles away. Alexa made the process so smooth, easy, and straightforward. She and her team are very knowledgeable, patient, and responsive. I am 100% satisfied with their assistance and would recommend Team Alexa to anyone selling/buying. I so appreciate them!

— Katie D.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Alexa is simply the best. She goes above and beyond to ensure an excellent experience in some of the most stressful times. She is reliable, organized and is spot on in knowing the market and her customer. We worked with Alexa 3 different times in the last 5 years and she always steered us in the right direction. She is an amazing Realtor and person!

— Alyssa P.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We used Alexa when we purchased our house and we had a terrific experience with her. She was accessible, knowledgeable, and very much available to us and on top of it all. It was a real treat having her as our realtor. Once we closed in our house, she remained in touch with us still helping with whatever we needed. Definitely recommend her.

— Maria S.

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Alexa is a wonderful realtor. She was always on top of the market and was able to sell my home in a competitive situation. She is always working for her clients and has a wonderful style that keeps all parties calm and informed. She has worked we me on four homes and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing real estate advice!

— Kelly C.

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Alexa was an absolute pleasure to work with! I worked with Alexa to find and close on my first home and she went above and beyond to try and give me the best experience possible. She is incredibly knowledgeable and she truly helped to make my homebuying experience much less stressful. I will absolutely be working with her again.

— Alex S.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Alexa was beyond amazing to work with when we were looking to quickly find an apartment that met all of our needs. Her attention to detail was helpful when going on apartment tours and she was always quick to respond to our questions/concerns. We cannot wait to work with her again when we look for our forever home!

— Rachel L.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Mimi goes the extra mile to vouch for her clients and it shows! She’s such a happy, intelligent, and accommodating agent and we were so blessed to have her help us get a house we feel at home in. If you’re interested in buying, Mimi and her team are the best and make everything effortless!

— Paige D.

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Alexa and her team are the best. We've used them for every home we've purchased and they are always extremely great to work with. They are fun, know their stuff, and will give you the best information needed to buy or sell your home. Highly recommended.

— Matt F.

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This is one real estate agent you'll want to know! Alexa takes all the pressures of buying or selling a home away. Her professionalism, personality, and sense of humor, make for a great experience!

— Danny D.

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We have had a wonderful experience with Mimi. She has made both selling a home and purchasing a new one as smooth possible, especially in these markets. We will highly recommend her.

— Maria C.

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Alexa helped us find our first home and she made us feel like family! It couldn't have been a more smooth and stress-free experience, working with her. Thanks, Alexa!

— Maggie S.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Alexi Mimi did a great job selling our home. It can be stressful-but each step she was helpful and her team made it easier. Thank you!

— Michelle K.

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