The Ping & Jim Plan for Buyers

Needs Analysis

The process starts with finding out about you: What does your ideal home look look like? Where is it located? What about the schools?  What do you want in your kitchen? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want a detached home with a yard, or do you prefer the convenience of a condominium or townhouse?  When do you want to move in? These questions and more drive the process.


The next step is to submit your financial information to the lender – it can be a complicated process but we will assist you. The lender will analyze your situation and structure financing to maximize your home purchase amount. First-time home buyers may be eligible for special financing programs. You will receive a pre-approval commitment that specifies your maximum loan amount.

Home Search

In this competitive market it is imperative to move quickly. We work hard for you. We view the homes currently for sale that fit your criteria, and we make sure that you know right away about newly-available homes that hit the market. The choice of which home to buy is yours, and you can count on us never to pressure you. But we can help you compare the available homes to help you choose your best option.

Negotiating the Offer 

We know the market and how to structure your offer so it will stand out from the competition. We are savvy, tough negotiators. Our goal is to make sure you get the best possible home on the best possible terms.

Escrow & Closing

After your offer has been accepted the escrow period begins. We schedule and oversee all necessary inspections and repairs. We will be there, with comparable sales data in hand, when the appraiser reviews the property you are buying. We coordinate the preparation and execution of all contract documents. We monitor the seller’s contractual obligations to help insure that your escrow closes on time.

Moving In & Going Forward

Whatever you need, you can count on us. We view closing the deal as only one step in building a lasting relationship with you.

Ping & Jim Real Estate