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A Step-By-Step Guide to Buying a Home

A Step by Step Guide To Buying A Home

Buying a home can be a long and complicated process. Trust the Tommy Daly Home Team to guide you through the process.

Purchasing your next or dream home is both a large decision and a series of small decisions at the same time. There are a myriad of things to think about from choosing a neighborhood to choosing a realtor. Sometimes this process can be daunting and so we’ve done our best to simplify the process by showing a high-level view of each step. Choosing your realtor is the first big step. A good realtor will be many things. They will help to guide you through the entire process, handle negotiations and listen intently to what you are looking for. A good realtor will also have connections to other members of your future team such as the mortgage broker and house inspector, and they should be able to provide key insights into the local real estate market. Make sure to carefully think through these steps and become familiar with the process of purchasing a home prior to jumping in with both feet. This is a big decision!

Find a Realtor

Initial Interview

Relationship, Services, and Expectations

Needs and Wants


Searching & Viewing Properties

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Submit Offer


Counter Proposals


Contract Accepted
Continue the Process

Contract Rejected
Start Back at Searching/Viewing Properties

Tommy has been an absolute joy to work with! He’s been so patient with us through the process, and goes above and beyond to help us in finding our perfect home. Couldn’t imagine working with anyone else!

Mishayla Wortham

Loan Application

Mortgage Company

Credit Report

Property Appraisal

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Gather & Verify Documents


Property Inspection

Property Insurability

Due Diligence

Inspection Resolution

Tommy and his team are FIRST CLASS. He helped us find our amazing home in Colorado Springs and continues to keep up updated on market climate, tax info, and other great insight from his years of experience. Great people!!

Ashley Stuive



Title Search

HOA Documents

Property Survey

Loan Approval

Closing Readiness

Walk Through

Final Loan Documents


Welcome Home!

5/5 would recommend Tommy and his team! Very professional, and made us feel like part of the team. He walked us through every step in the home buying process, and made looking for the perfect house a breeze. We are in our dream home thanks to Tommy Daly’s help, and our family will forever be grateful!

Amber Gilmore