Buying a home is a huge investment, for many, it’s the largest purchase of their adult lives. Finding the right team to guide you through the process is crucial to the success of your experience. When you choose Ask A Walker, you know that you are in good hands because we have your best interest in mind during each and every step. It doesn’t matter if this is the first home you’re purchasing or your fifth investment property, we are there and 100% dedicated to your needs. We believe deeply that you deserve the best, regardless of the specifics of your purchase, you’ll have access to our knowledge and network 24/7. From home inspectors to trusted lenders—movers and insurance companies, we’ve got you covered. We strive to educate and direct you through every step of the sales process to ensure a positive experience. We want you to make the most beneficial financial decisions for your long and short term investment goals. We aim to go above and beyond the call of duty for you if you’d like we’d even swing by with a pizza on moving day!

A few steps to get you started on this path to homeownership are listed below.

  1. Download our buyer checklist, Buyer Checklist. This outlines the steps you need to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
  2. Send us an email at, we will use information exchanged in this email to set up an MLS search based on your criteria so that we’ll know right away when something you like hits the market. This is a faster and more accurate way to search for homes.
  3. Review the estimate of buyer’s closing costs document for Northern Virginia, it will be linked below. This document outlines the approximate amount of cash you’ll need at the closing table in addition to your down payment.

Lastly, read our blog posts on the topic. These blog posts will elaborate on each step of the process to help you understand them better.

Step 1 – Hire a Realtor

Step 2 – Get Mortgage Pre-Approval

Step 3 – Download the Home Buyers Checklist

Step 4 – Finding your Dream Home

Step 5 – Showings

Step 6 – I love this home! Let’s make an offer!

Step 7 – Scheduling the Home Inspection

Step 8 – Your Offer Has Been Accepted!

Step 9 – Your Earnest Money Deposit – What is it?

Step 10 – Give Notice to your Landlord if You’re Renting

Step 11 – Home Inspection Negotiations

Step 12 – No Frivolous Spending

Step 13 – Appraisal Period

Step 14 – Hooking Up the Utilities

Step 15 – Set Up Homeowner’s Insurance

Step 16 – Prepare Down Payment Transfer

Step 17 – Home Warranty

Step 18 – Clear to Close

Step 19 – Final Walk Through

Step 20 – It’s Closing Time

Step 21 – Congratulations