Buying a Home – You don’t do this every day, but we do!

Buying a home is not just a dollars-and-cents investment; it’s an investment in your life. It will create a sense of stability and identity for you and your family. Regardless of how times change, owning a home remains the cornerstone of the American Dream.


Finding the Perfect Realtors

To make sure your transaction goes smoothly, it is of vital importance that you choose the right agents to represent your interests. You will always trust you have made the right decision to pick Lisa & Carrie, Your South Bay Realtors, as your experienced and dedicated real estate team.

  • Full-time Realtors with 35+ years of combined experience 

  • Focus on the South Bay, licensed in the state of California

  • California natives with personal experience of being both buyers and sellers here and across the country

  • Vast referral network for out of area transactions

  • Expert negotiators

  • Designated Palos Verdes Specialists and Seniors Real Estate Specialists

  • Dedicated to our ever-growing list of clients

  • Invested in your success!


Your Objectives – Planning & Preparing

  • What is your motivation to buy?
  • What price range are you considering?
  • What is your timeline for moving?
  • What are your ideal features and “non-negotiables”?
  • What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
  • Select a lender and begin the approval process
  • Obtain loan approval letter
  • Sign the exclusive Buyer-Broker agreement and Agency

Finding Your Home

  • Browse and review properties that fit your objectives
  • Network with agents to uncover new and off-market homes
  • Make appointments for a private showing 
  • Attend open houses (if applicable)
  • Select the ideal city/neighborhood
  • Buyer to explore the neighborhood during different times of the day/night

Your Offer & Negotiation Strategies

  • Analyze active, pending, and sold properties
  • Evaluate market forces: supply v. demand, macro v. micro
  • Consider personal timing and seasonal factors
  • Review the purchase contract
  • Discuss objectives and processes
  • Create offer presentation highlighting buyer strengths
  • Negotiate to optimize price and terms
  • Accept offer/counter-offers

Escrow Process

  • Congrats! Your offer was accepted
  • Notify escrow & lender of acceptance and send fully executed contract
  • Wire initial deposit to escrow per terms of the agreement
  • Notify lender to begin the loan and order appraisal
  • Sign and return the opening package of escrow instructions
  • Provide escrow with vesting (title) information

Inspections and Disclosures

  • Review seller’s disclosures and reports
  • Schedule all desired home inspections – See our recommended list 
  • Approve or negotiate repairs based on the inspection reports
  • Obtain homeowner’s insurance coverage
  • Review and approve the preliminary title report
  • Meet deadlines and remove contractual contingencies


  • Start packing! Make your plans for the movers and schedule
  • Schedule final walk-through prior to close of escrow
  • Arrange for utilities to be turned on 
  • Review closing statement from escrow
  • Meet with escrow/lender to sign loan documents
  • Arrange to wire the down payment and closing cost

Lisa & Carrie are Always Here for You!

  • Will stay in touch and keep you informed
  • Ready to handle all of your future real estate transactions, including second homes and investment properties
  • Happy to provide resources for trusted service professionals
  • Elated to read your 5-star reviews
  • Honored to receive your referrals of family and friends

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We have an extensive network, effective tools, in-depth neighborhood knowledge and strong negotiating skills to help get you into your ideal home.

Work With Lisa & Carrie

Lisa & Carrie welcome the opportunity to work with new clients. The trust placed in their abilities is the highest compliment they receive. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, invest, or simply need real estate advice, Lisa & Carrie are here for you!

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