The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world. Houda understands that navigating the property buying process can seem challenging.  Some buyers may identify their dream property, only to find, a day later, that another party has bought it.  Houda is an experienced partner to help you navigate your next home purchase.  She will guide and advise you throughout every step of the buying process to help you acquire the perfect home that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

8 Steps To Buy A Home


Initial Consultation

Define your priorities and timeframe.


What is your price range?

What type of property are you looking for?

Do you have a preferred neighborhood?

Do you have pets?

Do you have children?

Is proximity to public transportation an important factor?

What amenities are most important to you?


Get Pre-Approved

Before beginning your search, you must get pre-approved by a mortgage lender, unless you will be paying in cash for the full price of your home. Houda would be happy to connect you to a mortgage advisor.


Visit Properties

Houda can advise you which viewings and Open Houses to attend. Now is the time to zero in on your ideal location and desired amenities.


Identify Property and Review Disclosure Package

Once you have viewed properties and identified the one you want to buy, you are ready to write an offer. Houda is well versed in the local realtor contracts and terms as well as the disclosure of obligations required of the seller.  She can guide you through this process.


Negotiate and Write an Offer

Houda can advise you what price to offer, how to make a counteroffer, and how to continue until you reach the price you wish to pay. Once you offer the seller a written offer, this is a non-binding agreement to pay a certain price for the home.


Due Diligence

During the escrow process, you will have an opportunity to inspect the property.  Houda will be there to guide you and aid you in asking the right questions, so that no detail is overlooked.


Final Walk-Through

Houda will accompany you through a final walk-through of the property to make sure that its condition hasn’t changed since your last visit. This will also ensure that the terms of your contract will be met.


Closing of Escrow

Congratulations, you are now a home owner!