Buying a home is a big step! Whether you’re buying your first home, your dream home, or your tenth investment property, yours will be a big investment. We know how important this is to you, and we have an army of experts to make sure we find the perfect property for your unique circumstances. We know the market and love real estate, and we’ll educate you throughout the buying experience.
Finding the perfect property is just one way we can help you with your real estate purchase. As real estate brokers, we have ongoing access to experts every related field from lending to relocation.
ARE YOU PRE-APPROVED?
By getting pre-approved, you know exactly how much you can afford. There is nothing worse than finding your dream home in Puget Sound, only to find out that you cannot qualify for a loan to buy it. A pre-approval also strengthens your bargaining power when negotiating with a seller.
SEARCH FOR HOMES WHEREVER YOU ARE
When buying a home, start by making a wish list and setting a budget. We can help you choose a lender to get you pre-approved for a loan, and then you're ready to start house hunting. Crafted Real Estate brokers have several methods to help you determine your wants and needs. We have found the most effective method is for everyone who will be living in your home to talk about what they want and need. Doing so will encourage you to really analyze everyone’s expectations. Search for your dream home from any device on our website. You can even compare walk scores, school ratings, and community demographics for different listings.
When you save a search on our site, any new homes matching your wish list criteria will be delivered straight to your inbox the moment they go up for sale.
FAVORITE PROPERTIES AND TOUR HOMES
Click the “heart” icon when you find a house you love to save it in your favorites section and let us know you like it. Hit “Schedule A Tour” or reach out to your broker directly to schedule an in-person showing. We're happy to walk you through the home and answer any questions, 50 you can make an informed decision.
When you find a home you love, your Crafted Real Estate broker will help submit an offer. We are skilled negotiators that know how to get you the best price and value possible. Our goal is to get your preferred home on your terms. We will explain your contractual rights and responsibilities. Once an offer has been accepted, we’ll help you navigate through inspections, appraisals, and closing in a stress-free way.
Then it’s time to get the keys, throw a housewarming party, and make lasting memories in your new home. We’re so happy that you trusted us to help you through this exciting process.
Crafted Real Estate is committed to a higher level of service with respect to your timeline, expectations, relationship, and resources. From the beginning, to closing, and beyond, we are here as your trusted partner in real estate. What does that really mean? Read our Pledge of Service to learn more about our dedication to excellence.
There are many details on the path that takes you to your next home. Get all of them here in our buyer package. Meet our team, hear from our past clients, discover the steps to a successful purchase, find out what the real estate terminology you are going to encounter actually means, and get the details you seek on closing costs and compensation.
Many people don't realize how much of a benefit there is to be a homeowner. Read this blog that clearly shows just how quickly a home creates equity - the difference between market value and what you owe. However, when you are paying rent, you will never see that money again!
Curious about what kind of home money will buy in today's real estate market? What your money can buy can change dramatically from one community to the next. Here are example sales from different communities this past year, all at the $600,000 price point.
Cheryl was an absolute delight to work with. She is informative and friendly. We had some bumps in the road to selling our home and she took it with stride and was amazing every step of the way.— SELLER
Cheryl Timko is a real estate guru. Even with all of the unknowns in our complex transaction she stayed open and communicative with us. She followed through every step of the way and through our closing.. Her experience and expertise got us the dream home we have been searching for on the water. She even organized and called for various inspections and appointments. I will always recommend Cheryl to anyone needing help buying or selling their home. Oh, and don't turn down her offer for staging your home...it really does help to sell your home faster— SELLER & BUYER
Cheryl seems to have a lot of knowledge in her profession. While we haven't found our dream home yet, she has been very professional and thorough during the process. I have bought many houses over the years and dealt with many brokers, but it's rare to find someone really interested in what I want instead of trying to push something that I'm not interested in. It's not easy for me to recommend business people unless they have earned that from me, and I would not hesitate to refer them to Cheryl.— BUYERS
Having made the decision to sell . I reached out to Cheryl . Cheryl set a day and time that worked for us and came out to walk us through the process. That was a big help . I had no idea that process had so many moving parts. Cheryl has excellent communication skills and passion for what she does. With her expertise, our house sold in 5 days. At full price,which was awesome!! I have recommended Cheryl since then and will continue to in the future.— SELLER
Cheryl was more than helpful in finding us a home in Port Orchard. She was extremely honest, upfront, and was able to find us a great home in our price range. She was extremely communicative and easy to reach to answer any of our questions at all times. Cheryl made the process effortless.— BUYER
Cheryl was a great to work with and was very helpful throughout the whole process before and after the closing!— SELLER
We love nothing more than helping buyers and sellers achieve their home-buying and selling goals. If you’ve got questions, we can’t wait to answer them.