Buyer’s Guide

This buyer’s guide will break down every step of the home buying process, from the initial conversation until you have the keys. GetBurbed agents are an award-winning group in the Northwest and Western suburbs who are happy to guide you every step of the way. Read on for expert advice.

The process starts with you

Purchasing a home starts with a simple decision. If you’ve already considered renting versus buying and decided that buying a home is your next step, great! If you are still on the fence about purchasing a home, consider a few key points before deciding.
  • Do you plan on staying there long?
  • What’s available in your area?
  • How much home can you afford to purchase?

Choose A Professional Full-Time Real Estate Broker


When you partner with GetBurbed, you'll have exclusive access to dedicated, full-time real estate brokers and a team of skilled support staff. While the expertise in your desired area and home preferences remains top priority, we understand that the relationship between you and your broker is equally important. After all, the journey of purchasing a home is deeply personal.

We are client focused and your best interests are always at the forefront. Once you've connected with the GetBurbed broker who resonates with your goals, you can expect a seamless and enjoyable journey ahead.

Our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction is further supported by an extensive network of esteemed professionals within the real estate industry. From contractors to attorneys, inspectors, and mortgage brokers, our network of professionals are available to you in order to provide a comprehensive and smooth-sailing home-buying experience.

Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

In the current home-buying landscape, a mortgage pre-approval is crucial, indicating your ability and willingness to sellers while providing an advantageous head start in obtaining a loan commitment.

Create A Wish List

Most home purchases require compromises based on lifestyle, budget, and plans. Key factors include location (schools, transport, amenities), home type (consider styles), and features (garage, floors, outdoor space) to evaluate your preferences.

Find Your Home

At this stage of the game, you are ready to begin your home search. Here’s what you can expect: We will review listings carefully, both on the public and private market, and attend open houses to gain a better understanding of what you want in a home. When you're ready to make an offer, we will pull together a comparative market analysis to create the best offer and terms to help you stand out from the rest.

Make An Offer

When you discover a home you love, we will take swift action with a well-informed offer based on our market analysis and expert guidance. The contract will include terms such as price, mortgage contingency, home inspection contingency, attorney approval, earnest money, and closing date, each serving to ensure a secure transaction. We are here to help you each step of the way!

Negotiate Counteroffers

Following our initial offer on a property, we will navigate counteroffers using our expertise and market insights. As experienced negotiators, we act as your fiercest advocate.

Contract to Closing

Between contract execution and closing, our team streamlines the process by arranging earnest money, guiding home inspection, attorney approval,  gathering crucial documents, expediting loan applications, overseeing contingencies, and aiding in finalizing details, including walk-through and closing arrangements.


Our brokers coordinate the closing as your liaison, with all the necessary parties. We will work with your lender, title company, attorney and others to ensure a smooth closing experience.

After You Buy

Under our core value of "Everything is Relationship," we continue supporting you post-closing with all the extras you might need, from service providers, to garbage day pickup, to the best local spots in town.



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Work With Us

Either as your buying agent or your listing agent, our team will be a fierce advocate and will negotiate the best deal terms possible. Our no-nonsense approach is respected and appreciated among clients, peers and our community.

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