Steps to Home Ownership

Expert Advice

Been thinking of buying a home in the Winston Salem area? Method Properties is here to help! We want to make sure you get your home buying started off on the right foot, and that takes a little time and preparation. Here's some steps to get you started to home ownership.

Looking for your new home?

Think you're ready to buy? Not so fast! Have you checked these items off your to-do list?

Step 1:

Make a list of features you are looking for in a home. Open communication with your Method Properties agent about your budget, needs and preferences is crucial to the process.

Step 2:

Get pre-approved. Know your budget and get pre-approved for a mortgage with a reputable lender.

Step 3:

Visit our website.  Your Method Properties agent can show you ANY home listed by ANY real estate company on MLS. You can also view our company’s current listings.

Step 4:

Locate your dream home. Your Method Properties agent will show you properties that meet your criteria and budget.

Step 5:

Make an Offer!

Why Do I Need a Buyer's Agent?

Contact an Agent from Method Properties! Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person makes. Don’t leave it to chance by going it alone!

Helpful Terms

Here are some helpful terms and what they mean!

Contract Negotiations

Your Method Properties agent will be a valuable resource navigating the negotiation process. They will serve as a “middle man” between you and the seller and their agent. Contact should always happen between agents.!

Under Contract:

You have agreed upon a price, terms and closing date with seller.

Due Diligence, Inspections & Mortgage:

uring this time, you will apply for your mortgage, have a home inspection, discuss and negotiate any repairs with your Method Properties agent’s help. Once your loan is approved, you are cleared to close! You obtain homeowner’s insurance and set up utilities for your home.


Once your loan is approved and your closing date has arrived, your Method Properties agent will accompany you to the closing of your home at an attorney’s office. At closing, you will sign your loan documents and receive the keys to your new home!

Once all the craziness is over it is time to move in and celebrate!