IMG 1382Shopping for a home? Allen's team is ready to work for you! From your first home tour to the moment you sign your final documents, Allen's team is here to guide you through it all. If you're thinking of purchasing a property, here are a few tips to make the process easier.

Meet with a lender - The first step in the home buying process is to meet with a lender and to get pre-approved. A lender can determine which loan type will work best for you, and how much money you can use for a down payment. Not only does this impact your financial future, your loan type and down payment play a role in the strength of your offer.

Work with your team - Find a home you like online? Tell us! As a member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, Allen’s team has access to any home you find online. This means you don’t need to wait for an open house to view a property - just give Allen a call 7 days a week!

Visit the home -  Let’s face it, the homes you find online may look a little different than they do in the photos online. Take the time to drive by or tour a property with Allen before getting excited about an offer. You might save yourself a lot of time!

Be ready to move fast -  Homes can sell quickly in our market, sometimes just a day or two after they're listed. Be prepared to move quickly with a pre-approval letter, an accessible down payment, and some time set-aside to get out and view homes.