Home, Land & Property Buyer Services

Finding your next home or plot of land in the Greater Twin Cities Area and preparing to go through the property buying process. It can be very time consuming, frustrating and an extremely complex experience. You need to have the best available tools and work with a Minnesota REALTOR® that can make all the difference with you so you can best understand the home buying process and secure the best home purchase available to meet your needs. At Scates Real Estate, we strive to provide you with effective tools and prepare you for what is a head, assist you through any and all difficulties, and with the end result being more rewarding experience for your family and you.

Buying real estate in Minnesota, from homes, land, lake shore, hobby farms, acre-age, and estate properties are all specialties of our Scates Real Estate agents. Let Scates Real Estate be your trusted source and partner to help you find the property you are looking for.

Understanding Home Buying

Choosing a MN REALTOR®

Selecting a New Minnesota Real Estate Professional to work with from the initial home search to moving day begins the home buying process. If youíre looking for a qualified agent to assist you in your search of real estate in the State of Minnesota circling around the large, bustling metropolitan area of Minneapolis / St. Paul and all of the surrounding suburban communities. We specialize to the west serving the communities of Plymouth, Wayzata, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka, Tonka Bay, Spring Park, Mound, Minnetrista, Maple Plain, Greenfield, Rockford, Orono, Long Lake, Medina, Corcoran and Rogers. Please consider the following because we do believe these are important items to consider when contracting an agent to represent you:

Availability- How available is the agent if you need to contact them? What methods of communication will be used and how frequently will the agent check in with you; through email, text message, skype and/or a phone call? Make sure you cover this with your Real Estate Professional before you decide to work with them.

Knowledge- Does the agent or company have local area knowledge of all of the Greater Twin Cities real estate market? Is it necessary for you to require an agent with specific property experience, such as representing a buyer to purchase a Historical home, Minneapolis / St. Paul condo, MN land or help you finalize a Newly Constructed home? Is the agent a member of the National Association of REALTORS®?

Tools- Does the agent (or company) offer you the necessary tools to make the search easier? Scates Real Estate has the Web Tools to help you sort all the Minnesota Real Estate listings by price, beds, baths, special features, and 36 other categories.

One Stop Shopping- Can you get all the MN real estate services you need in one place; Mortgage Services, Title Services, and Relocation Assistance, Home Inspection, Radon Testing, and Stucco/Moisture Testing? With Scates Real Estate we have professional partners we can bring to the table to finalize your purchase and bring your dream to a reality.

The Home Buying Process: An Overview

1. Initial Consultation

  • Understanding your needs and expectations
  • Minnesota Real Estate Regulations
  • Your Choices in Agency Relationships
  • Dual Agent vs. Buyer Agent
  • Our role as your Home Buyer Representative

2. Greater Twin Cities Home Search Plan

  • Understanding your needs and expectations
  • Customize MLS Home Search
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Choices in agency relationships
  • My role as your sales professional

3. Mortgage & Financing

  • Mortgage Basics
  • Pre-qualifications vs. Pre-approval
  • Your home financing strategy
  • Criteria for choosing the right mortgage for you

4. Offers & Agreements

  • Preparing and submitting an offer
  • Forms, agreements and disclosures

5. Pre-Closing & Settlement Requirements

  • ∑Completing the process
  • ∑A smooth transition to your new home

Choices In Agency Relationships

Minnesota Real Estate Laws

A Buyer's Agent

Representís the buyer during the home buying process - from offering loyalty and confidentiality to locating properties and negotiating a transaction suitable to the buyer's specific needs.

A Seller's Agent

Representís the seller during the home selling process - from offering loyalty and confidentiality to assisting the seller in locating a buyer and negotiating a transaction suitable to the seller's specific needs.

A Disclosed Dual Agent

Represents the interest of both the buyer and the seller, during the same transaction and must act in the best interests of both parties.

  • Loyalty
  • Obedience
  • Disclosure
  • Confidentiality
  • Reasonable Care
  • Accounting

Are You Relocating to MN Twin Cities Area?

If you are considering a move to Minnesota and want to learn more about our schools, the communities or available amenities we're here to serve you. Scates Real Estate provides full service Agents who understand relocating buyers' unique needs and requirements. Please visit us online or contact us by phone to begin the process. You will receive unparalleled customer service from our team of professional real estate agents that will work hard to find you the right community, school system, and any other requirements you see necessary to meet. Your next home purchase in our metropolitan area should fit your personality, your lifestyle, and provide the rich amenities you desire.

Contact a Scates Real Estate MN REALTOR®

We hope you found the above information helpful. Please contact us to learn more about our Minnesota Real Estate Buyer Services and/or receive our "Guide to Buying Your Home" by contacting us at our Minnesota corporate location in Plymouth, MN.