Making the decision to purchase a home is a momentous choice, and having the right guidance is absolutely crucial. At Michael Bhagwandin's Team, we understand the significance of this step and are here to help you every step of the way.
When it comes to choosing a trusted real estate agent in New York City, Michael Bhagwandin's Team stands out for several compelling reasons. Our expert negotiators have honed their skills, giving you a competitive edge in securing the most favorable terms and pricing. With an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing NYC real estate landscape, we excel at identifying hidden gems and investment opportunities. We take pride in offering personalized service, tailoring our approach to suit your unique needs and preferences. Through our strong network and valuable industry relationships, you gain access to exclusive listings and off-market properties. Count on us for transparent communication, keeping you informed at every stage of the buying process. With Michael Bhagwandin's Team by your side, you'll be equipped with the expertise and dedication needed to turn your dream home into a reality.
Let's embark on this exciting journey together, ensuring your home-buying experience is smooth, rewarding, and ultimately successful.
What Clients Say
"Having Michael help with our apartment search made things so easy. From our initial meeting all the way through to completion, he was as eager as we were to find the perfect space. He combined excellent professional knowledge and personal experience to help us come to the right choice – all in all, a great experience and certainly recommended. "
"We are first time home owners and Michael came at the recommendation of a friend. We actually spoke with a few other brokers before meeting Michael but he’s by far the most enthusiastic, responsive and easy to work with broker. He took the time to educate us on the market and showed us different neighborhoods and made the buying process smooth and even fun! We would highly recommend Michael to any of our friends. Thanks for helping us find a new home!"
- Cecily & Michael
Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan (unless you will be paying the full price of your home in cash). Your Compass agent can connect you to a mortgage broker. Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage broker will determine how much a bank will lend you, which will help you determine the price range for your search.
Now is the time to consider your ideal home’s location and amenities. You will attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Additionally, your Compass agent will activate notifications for exclusive Coming Soon and Off- Market properties as they hit the market.
Packaging and Submitting Offers
Once you identify a home you like, you can put in an offer, which is an agreement to pay a certain price for the home. This offer is packaged with a Proof of Funds (POF) and Pre- Approval Letter. Note: if your offer is lower than the list price or with terms not acceptable to the seller, the seller will likely return with a counter-offer price or acceptable terms, which you can accept, reject, or make another counter-offer. Your Compass agent will provide advice throughout.
Day 1 Once offer is accepted, escrow is officially open and the clock begins on contingencies*
Day 2 Contact your insurance agent for homeowners coverage
Day 3 Initial deposit is due per terms of agreement
Day 1–17 Seller delivers disclosures to buyer. Buyer performs inspections (Step 6)
Day 1–21 Loan is in underwriting and appraisal occurs (Step 7)
Day 7–30 | 21–45 Seller signs grant deed and staging is removed, if any (Step 7)
End of Escrow Within final week of escrow period, buyer signs loan and closing documents and wires in closing funds (Step 10)
Day 30–45 Loan funds and escrow closes (recordation)
*This escrow process is based on a standard 30–45 day transaction
Home Inspections: Review Disclosures, Reports & Repairs
It is the buyer’s duty to schedule all desired home inspections and determine the overall condition of the property within the agreed timeline and contractual contingencies. Buyer will also review the disclosures and preliminary title report. You may approve or negotiate credits/repairs. Prior to closing, remember to schedule a final walk-thru of the property to verify property is still in acceptable condition and any negotiated repairs were done.
Loan, Appraisal, & Closing
Organize an appraisal with your bank.
Your completed mortgage application with
all supporting documentation should be submitted to your chosen lender upon receipt of the fully signed Purchase Agreement. The bank then issues loan approval. Consequently, the buyer wires the closing funds with the homeowner’s insurance in place, and then the loan will be funded with clearance to close.
New NY Standard Operating Procedures
We wanted to share with you a summary of our new procedures:
● Compass does not require a prospective homebuyer to provide identification in order to receive services from Compass.
● Compass does not require a prospective homebuyer to sign an exclusive buyer representation agreement in order to receive services from Compass.
● Compass does not require a prospective homebuyer to have obtained a loan/mortgage pre-approval letter in order to receive services from Compass.