Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and sometimes complicated journey. The entire process — from researching neighborhoods and floorplans, touring open houses, to finally submitting an offer and moving in — are part of an incredible opportunity to define what home means to you.
With Laine leading the way, you can feel confident knowing every decision you’ll make is backed by an expert’s insight, with your best interests at heart. Home is waiting, so take the first step.

Home Search

As you begin your home-buying journey, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Laine will sit down with you and get to know your wants, needs and what makes a place feel like home to you. With this knowledge, she’ll help you schedule tours and will use her resources in the industry to keep you informed of any promising properties that come on the market, ensuring that you’re in control throughout the home search process.

Expert Negotiation

Once you’ve found the home you’ve been waiting for, it’s time to put in an offer. This is where Laine shines, using her expert negotiation skills to help you close the sale on favorable terms. Whether you need to add an escalation clause to stand out in a multiple-offer scenario, or the sale requires a contingency upon inspection, Laine will deftly work with the seller’s broker to represent your interests and ensure the terms are acceptable.


Transaction Management

Having your offer accepted is only half the battle. Pending closing, a myriad of documents must be signed and transferred, earnest money deposited, inspections completed and any other terms of the sale must be met. Throughout this convoluted portion of the sale, Laine will attend to the details, helping you manage the escrow process and ensuring that everything is in order before you sign on the dotted line.

Market Knowledge

The greatest benefit of working with a broker is having access to their professional insight and knowledge. As a longtime Washington resident, Laine has an insider’s perspective on local neighborhoods and new developments, and she can help you find a home in an area that best matches your lifestyle. She’ll also make sure you find the right home for your price point, using comparative market analysis to help you understand current trends in the housing market and make an informed decision.