Search For Homes
With all the different options to find homes online, it can sometimes be confusing what information you are actually viewing. Major search sites are often days, weeks, or even months out of date with their data. Countless times, clients have called us about a specific property they found online, only to find out it was in escrow or had already been sold.
To avoid that situation, we have set up a search option where you can set the criteria and you’ll be emailed homes directly from the MLS (which is updated to the minute) so you will know what home is available and what has been sold. Not only are you getting the same homes found on the search sites, but you’re seeing them as they come on the market in real time.
Additionally, you’ll have the ability to message your rep straight from the system, favorite or discard properties, check where they are on the map with one click, find out the school districts and much more! This is an invaluable tool to be able to beat the other buyers to the home!
There are two options for this search: begin your search now or we can set it up for you – either option will provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate listing information a consumer can find! Fill in the form below to have us set up your personal search.
Find out about properties before they officially hit the market with Coming Soon. We will prepare a list of properties that meet your criteria so you’ll be ready to tour the home as soon as it becomes available.
Make An Offer
Ready to purchase a home? Contact us now for assistance in making an offer on the property. From obtaining a mortgage preapproval to advice on making your bid stand out, in-transaction guidance to post-sale communication, we’re with you the entire way.
Home & Area Tours
Bringing you home, our free tours take you to different communities and homes, so you can get to know what areas and home styles you like. Great for those brand new to the area! *Minimum one-week advance notice typically required to book a tour, contact us for exceptions. Please specify tour city/cities at time of inquiry.
What our buyers get at Greenlight Properties*:
Buyer’s agent representation often paid for in seller’s closing costs
Prepare you for purchasing/discuss mortgage options
Look at properties in-person and virtually via MLS stream
Discuss taxes and estimate monthly payments for each property
Strategies to save money down, on monthly payment and/or afford more home
Strategies to make your offer stand out from the competition
Inform you about the area – schools, shopping, services, etc.
Dedicated showing times
Current market data and what to make of it
Years of individual and collective knowledge
Inform you of potential credits, exemptions and other savings
Follow up post-transaction, including quality survey
Ensure your comfort during transaction
List your property for sale, if you have one to sell before, during or after your purchase
*Offerings per individual agent may vary. Ask your agent for a complete list of their buyer offerings.
Brand New Homes
Did you know that we can represent you as buyers at a new home community? Did you know that our representation and new home expertise is free to you?
If you answered “no,” then hopefully you’ve found this page before starting to look at brand new homes. If you answered “yes,” then what are you waiting for?! Skip the rest of this page and call, text or email us now so we can get you into your new home.
The benefits of having us represent you when purchasing a brand new home are:
- Represent you with our fee paid by the builder
- No additional costs or fees to you as the buyer to have an agent w/ you
- Knowledge of incentives and perks by builder
- Stronger negotiating power on your behalf
- Search for new homes that match your desires
- Communication with the builder’s representatives and associates at the community
- Review of the builder’s purchase contract
- Knowledge and guidance through the buying stages
The bottom line is – have someone in YOUR corner when buying a new home! We know the builder inventory and incentives in the area and would be pleased to take you on a tour!
So, BEFORE you go out and look at new home developments, call, text or email us!
Builders we work with include: Dan Ryan Builders, Taylor Morrison, Lennar, Richmond American Homes, KB Home, Smith Douglas Homes, Royal Oaks, Standard Pacific Homes, K Hovnanian Homes, DR Horton, Pulte Homes, Meritage Homes, Watermark, Toll Brothers, Pardee Homes, Stanley Martin, Van Daele Homes, Centex, H&H, Terramor, Ryland Homes, Del Webb, TRI Pointe Homes, Fleming Communities, Brookfield Residential, Starlight, Chesapeake and more.
If you need assistance navigating the new home industry, we have your back.
Find your Greenlight Properties partner agent here!
Buyer Learning Center
Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have all the best information and resources at hand.
One of our specialties is representing the best interests of buyers throughout the home buying process. Our comprehensive, World-class services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.
If you’re like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you’re buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of our experience as a local market expert to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?
A Few Tips To Remember:
Best Home Search: Over 85% of future buyers, sellers, and renters begin their search online with third-party real estate websites. While these sites can be helpful, they don’t tell the whole story. Most sites display old information from a few days to a few months old. By the time you reach out to an agent, the home you are interested in has already been sold. When doing your research, ask us to send to you a free list of homes STRAIGHT FROM THE MLS (the site that only real estate agents have access to). The MLS has every property listed aside from for sale by owner properties. We are able to send you a very specific list of properties you’ll be interested in based on criteria you set- this includes rentals too, for those of you not looking to buy.
Your Representation: Secondly, buyers, sellers and renters get property info by calling agent signs, advertisements, or website listings. It would be helpful to remember that those agent’s loyalty is to their client (usually the seller of the home you’re calling about), and not you. So, when you call a listing agent, you may not get the full story or 100% solid representation because they are working for the other party first! Make sure you have someone working FOR YOU and looking out for YOUR best interests.
There are many loan programs available to you as a home buyer from zero money down to loans that allow you to finance home repairs and everything in between like the more common conventional loan offering many different down payment options. It is best to get in touch with a lender prior to looking at homes (you don’t want to find your dream home and not be ready to buy it) and almost always before submitting an offer.
Getting preapproved can be quick and easy with the right lender, provided you have the requested documentation at the ready. If you do not have a lender, many of our buyers ask for an introduction to one. We’re happy to get you in touch with a proven, respected loan officer!
To make the process easy, have the following documents ready to present for preapproval:
– Two months most recent bank, retirement and investment statements
– One month most recent paystubs
– Last two-year’s federal tax returns
– Last two-year’s W2’s and, if applicable, 1099’s & K-1’s
– Photo copy of ID for each borrower
And, if you own any other properties:
– Mortgage statements, homeowner’s insurance declaration page, current HOA statement for any other owned property.