Services for Home Buyers

When it comes time to buy a home, finding the right home in the right neighborhood at a cost that fits your budget is not an easy job.

I am a licensed, experienced professional with specialized skills to help you with this process. I have earned the nationally recognized ABR; (Accredited Buyer Representation) designation and understand the importance of strong buyer representation. Here are the many benefits you will receive under my "Preferred Buyer Program":

  • Customized Communication Plan
  • Comparable Market Analysis on your favorite homes
  • Market & Price counseling
  • On-line Resources & Searches
  • Information on the Community and Local Services
  • School Resources
  • Discussion of Financial Options and Referrals to my Preferred Lenders
  • Assistance in determining which homes meet your Needs
  • Present Buyer's offer to Seller in Person whenever possible
  • Strong Negotiations on Buyer's behalf
  • Assist in coordinating Inspections, Appraisals and Signing Appointments
  • Personalized Calendar of Events for Closing - this will keep you up to date and on schedule for all necessary deadlines
  • Manage all aspects of Closing (Link the word Closing to Flow Chart)
  • Complete Follow-Through to avoid any last minute closing issues
  • Continued Relationship after Closing with Current Market Trends, Professional Referrals, Refinance Options, Home Maintenance and much more!

"We sold a home in Spokane a few years ago and Katie was the buyers agent. We were so impressed with Katie; we wished that she was working our side of the sale. We decided that if we bought another home in Spokane, we were going to call Katie DeBill. So, now we are back in Spokane and buying a house. Katie is OUR agent this time and we are getting the great service we'd hoped for. Thanks Katie!!"

Kaci C. & Bill R.

Tips For Getting Started

The key to finding the right home is organization. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Before you start house-hunting, decide out how much house you can afford. I will refer you to a loan officer to pre-qualify you for your home. To see how much home you are able to afford, use our mortgage calculator section.
  • Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in a home. Make a list of everything you want in a home. We will go over your list, so I know exactly what you need in your home.
  • Make notes as you look at the home. Some people even take along tape recorders to remember which features go to which home.
  • When you do choose a home, make sure the home is structurally sound. I will provide you to a list of home inspectors with which to choose. The inspector will look for large repairs that are needed and report on the condition of the home.
  • Once you've found the home you want to buy, together we'll complete a purchase and sale agreement. This is the contract in which the seller and the buyer outline the details of the property transfer.
  • A closing date is jointly agreed-upon during the negotiation stage of the transaction. Before closing, the closing agent (usually an escrow or title company or attorney) will complete a thorough settlement statement for both buyer and seller.