Home Buying Process

If you are considering buying a home in the Avery Ranch area you have come to the right place. We are Avery Ranch homeowners since 2007 and we specialize in helping our clients buy a great home at the best possible price…and we make it easy.

Of course we also help people buy homes in the entire Austin area and not just this neighborhood. If you are uncertain if you will buy a home in Avery Ranch or a different neighborhood we can still help you.

Client Testimonial

Working with Joyce and Eric made our first home-buying experience the best it could have been! Since we were new to everything, they walked us through what to expect throughout the process and were there every step of the way to give us advice and look out for us, without ever seeming pushy or manipulative. They were also very patient with us as we continued to learn what things we did and didn’t want in a house. They gave us a lot of confidence so that when we found our house, we didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger. As we discussed contract details with the seller, Eric and Joyce were always spot on with their counsel and suggestions. We walked away feeling like we got the house we wanted, on the best terms and without ever second-guessing anything. In the future, whenever we decide to start the process again, Joyce and Eric will be our first call.  – Jeff & Katie

Overview of the Home Buying Process:

Determine Your Needs

The first step in buying a home in Avery Ranch is to narrow your search by prioritizing needs vs. wants. Every person is different so we will ask you questions to gain a better understanding of your goals.

Avery Ranch is a neighborhood of almost 4,000 homes. Home prices range from $200,000 to over $900,000 and because there are so many options available it’s helpful to have guidance from real estate agents with who live in the neighborhood.

When you are ready we can set up an initial no-obligation buyer’s consultation in person or online if that better fits your schedule.


We suggest homebuyers consult with a mortgage lender as soon as you decide to buy a home. We can recommend lenders our clients have enjoyed working with in the past or you can choose your own. By working with a lender to arrange pre-approval you will have an understanding of the monthly payment you can afford and the down payment and closing costs you will need. Being pre-approved for a mortgage will make your offer more attractive to a seller. Sellers will know you are serious about buying their home and therefore more likely to accept your offer over another buyer who is not pre-approved.

Search For Homes

Finding the perfect Austin area home needs to be a team effort. Once we know your criteria we can show you homes that would be a good fit. With our knowledge of the market and our networking with other agents, we will be able to let you know about some homes even before they are listed in the Austin MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We can show you any home listed in the Austin MLS as well as new construction homes that may not be listed for sale by the buyer. You can also do your own Austin home search. The advanced functions on will enable you to find properties that match your needs, save listings and receive email notifications when homes are listed for sale. If you see homes you would like to view simply send us a message and we will make the appointments. This will save you time and hassle compared to calling the listing agent for each home. Some of the ways you can search at include by price range, neighborhood, school district or specific school, lifestyle features such as golf course homes or waterfront and special items such as green features and handicapped accessible features.

Making An Offer

Once we have found a home in Avery Ranch you want to buy you are ready to make an offer. We will help you determine what to offer based on the current market value, analyzing recent sales of similar homes, the condition of the home, other options available to you and your interest in the property. We will prepare the contract for your review and submit it to the seller and keep you updated throughout the process. Don’t be surprised if the seller doesn’t accept your initial offer. Counter offers are typical and we will help you negotiate the best possible price and terms possible in the current Austin real estate market.

Because we live in Avery Ranch and sell more homes here than any other real estate agents we view every home that comes on the market. Our clients benefit from our experience by being assured they aren’t paying too much for a home or they aren’t making a mistake by buying a home that won’t be good for resale value.


Once a contract is signed by all parties it typically takes 30-45 days before closing, when the sale in complete. Once the contract is signed that’s really when we go to work for you. There are many items that need still need to be completed. From ensuring your option money and earnest money are deposited to helping you find a great home inspector. The home inspection will make sure you know what you’re getting into during the option period and before you sign your closing papers. If there are items in the inspection report of concern to you we can address those with the seller during the option period. We can also recommend specialists to further investigate any issues that may come up with the inspection.


Once we have completed your due diligence it should be smooth sailing from here. Your paperwork from the lender has been sent to the title company and we will set a date and time for you to close. To ensure that the closing proceeds smoothly we make sure everything turns out the way you expected we will attend your closing. This is the big day you’ve been waiting for! Congratulations, you are now our neighbors in Avery Ranch

Ready to get started?

When you are ready to get buy a home and want the same superior results as our previous clients call us at 512-791-7473.