At Twyla Rist & Associates, our top priority is helping you find the perfect home.

The Home Buying Process

Contact your Compass agent to discuss your wants, needs and timeline.


Determine How Much House You Can Afford

At the same time, your agent can put you in touch with a HomeServices Lending loan officer
for a free pre-approval. Knowing your pre-approved not only helps you narrow your search but shows sellers you are a motivated buyer


Set Up a Home Match Account

Set up a custom Home Match to begin researching available homes in your desired community. Our website updates every 15 minutes with the most up-to-date property information. You’ll even receive alerts of new listings before they are available to the public!

Preview Homes

Your Compass agent can set up showings of potential homes. Compass also hosts a special Open House Celebration weekend each month, giving you the chance to view hundreds of open houses over the course of one weekend.

Moving to a new area means a new grocery store, restaurants, parks and even a new commute to work – a lifestyle change. Visit your selected community to get a feel for the area. Doing a trial commute to work can even help narrow down homes of interest.

Make an Offer

Once you’ve found the one, your agent will prepare the offer to purchase and review all the details.

Finalize the Contract and Mortgage Paperwork

Now that the seller has agreed to all of the terms, the paperwork, inspections and mortgage will be finalized. Begin packing and planning for moving day!

After the contract is submitted, your agent will use their expertise to negotiate the purchase of the home and continue to communicate with you every step of the way.

Move In!

It’s time to make your house a home with your own personal touches and memories.

Closing Day

Your agent will be by your side on closing day as you sign the paperwork to purchase your new home.

We Are Never Finished

Your agent and Compass are never finished. While your home purchase is complete, your agent remains a continued resource for home related questions.

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