Buyer's Guide

Your house is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make. In addition to being a huge financial committment it's also the place where you and your family make your life and build memories. 

Although looking for your new home can be exciting it can also be stressful. Our job as Realtors is to reduce the stress by guiding our clients through their home search and working to help them achieve the best results. At Charlotte and the Lake Real Estate we take our responsibilities extremely seriously and can honestly say that our motivation is your complete satisfaction.

Whether you're a first time buyer, relocating from out of town, downsizing or looking for a new place for your growing family we take the time to truly understand your needs, and have the knowledge & experience to know how best to help.

Most Buyer's Agent commissions are paid by the Seller so there's usually no expense for you to have a qualified expert represent you through the process. That goes for New Construction too - remember, the Builder's Agent doesn't represent your best interests - make sure you have a professional on your team. 

Charlotte and The Lake Agents are licensed Real Estate Agents and Realtors. A Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors which requires its members to abide by a strict set of guidelines and ethics rules. We are committed to following those guidelines in order to give our clients the very best representation.  

Contact Us and let our dedicated and knowledgeable Charlotte area Realtors help you make your New Home Dreams a Reality. 

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Our Top Tips for Buyers

  • Find a Great Realtor
    Our Agents have extensive Local Knowledge & great Negotiation Skills.  They have the experience and education to understand the entire process from showings to closing table and can explain the details of all the forms which you will have to sign. We're friendly people who are motivated by your success!

  • Get Pre-approved for a Loan
    The Real Estate market in Charlotte at the moment is so competetive that you need to be prepared to make your best offer before you go and see any houses.  Having a Lender's Pre-approval will put you in a position to make your very best offer and reassure sellers that you're serious. 

  • Decide on Your Budget
    Once you know how much you can borrow it's time to decide how much you actually want to spend!  We help our clients identify just the right home and our negotiating expertise helps seal the deal!

  • Research Neighborhoods and Communities
    You'll appreciate working with an Agent from Charlotte and The Lake Real Estate who's committed to finding you the very best home!  We can give you access to the most up to date listing information available and we can help you idenitify Communities and Neighborhoods which match your needs which you may not have considered.  

  • Decide on Must Have Items
    We help our clients work through their wish list, identify the items they really MUST have and figure out how best to compromise so they can get the best house for their budget.  

  • Be Ready to Schedule Showings and Make an Offer​
    We take the time to review the process and paperwork with our clients right at the start of the process.  When you understand the contract and the various stages of buying you are in a better position to make a strong offer and to succeed in finding your new home.  Our Agents are available to show homes on your schedule so you can make sure you don't miss out on the best listings.  We'll even do "Facetime" or video showings if you're coming from out of town or have a challenging schedule.

  • ​Get Valuable Advice from an Expert who's really on your Team!
    Your Agent will work with you through every step of the process from the first appointment all the way to the closing table and beyond.  Our Agents will attend your inspections, suggest vendors for repair estimates and provide a truly personal service for you as you work through this stressful process.  We will be at your final walkthrough and we'll be there with you at closing.  We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients and chances are we'll still be in touch long after the closing is over!