Finding your home in the NYC suburbs is not a one-size-fits all process. We understand and appreciate that you have distinct wants and needs that drive you. So our goal is to personalize the process to ensure that your unique journey is a seamless and enjoyable one.
Getting Started with a Conversation
We believe that the best way to get to know you and your personal situation is to talk it out. Our initial phone conversation is very important, as it lays the groundwork for the steps and resources on your roadmap. It’s also your time to ask questions and learn more about what the process will be like for you.
Creating Your Customized RoadMap
After our initial conversation, we’ll use the information that you shared with us to craft your personal roadmap to direct the steps in your entire journey. Here’s what you can expect to see:
A DETAILED TIMELINE
Based on when you’re looking to purchase a home, your roadmap will lay out specific dates that you should target in order to reach that goal. As you move along in the process, we will update your timeline with new dates and recommendations.
YOUR TOP CRITERIA
This is a reminder of what’s important to you when searching for a home (think school district, number of bedrooms, commute). These help direct our recommendations for neighborhoods and properties. We understand that priorities can change, so we will add or remove items based on feedback from you throughout the process.
Most of our buyers from the city seek recommendations for neighborhoods, so this is often the most important and exciting part of the roadmap. We’ll provide a list of neighborhoods, detailing their key features and providing relevant resources, along with some of our favorite local spots for you to explore, all in the hopes of helping you discover your ideal neighborhood.
A COLLABORATIVE HOME SEARCH
Whether you’re a year out or ready to buy, we believe it’s important to learn about the potential markets that you’re interested in. So you’ll get invited to our modern and collaborative search platform where you can browse homes in the suggested neighborhoods, save your favorites, and provide feedback on what you like and dislike. This is a great way for us to get to know what you’re looking for.
THE HOME BUYING PHASES
We're going to break down each phase of the home buying journey so you know what to expect as you move throughout the process. We want you to feel fully prepared for each step of the way.
Your roadmap will house a variety of articles, guides and checklists that are most relevant to you. Whether you’re looking to learn more about getting a pre-approval, the similarities and differences between certain towns, or understanding anticipated closing costs our resources cover a wide range of topics.
You're ready to dive into your search and start touring homes. Here's what to expect after our initial conversation:
Customized roadmap with preferred neighborhoods
Specific search based on your pre-approval and top criteria
Begin touring properties and narrowing in on your ideal home
6-12 Months Away
You know buying a home is in the near future but need time to prepare and discover your ideal neighborhood. Here's what to expect after our initial conversation:
Customized roadmap with suggested towns to explore
Broad search to understand the different markets
Monthly market updates to follow your interested neighborhoods
Suggested lenders to obtain your pre-approval when ready
Over a Year Away
You have dreams of moving to the suburbs but don't have an exact timeline or plan in place yet. Here's what to expect after our initial conversation:
Customized roadmap with suggested towns to discover
Quarterly market updates to keep a pulse of the market
Outlined steps with resources as you understand your timeline
Hear What Others Are Saying
Not only would they answer all of our questions, they really were supportive and enjoyable to spend time with! We would highly recommend them if you are looking throughout the NY and CT area, between the two of them they work really hard to help you find the home you are looking for!
As first time home buyers relocating from the city to the suburbs, we didn't know much about the buying process. Brittany and Christa were incredibly knowledgeable and came up with creative solutions to navigate a tough buyer's market. They listened to our preferences, were always available and responsive, and helped us find just what we were looking for.
For us, it was essential to have this team that supports both CT and NY. The 2 states were real possibilities and having two sisters who are not competing but collaborating, made a big difference. The whole process would have taken a lot more time (something I didn't have given the pandemic) without their help.
Steps to Suburbia May be Right For You If...
Buying a home is in your long-term plans, but you want to start getting prepared today.
You’re overwhelmed by the many neighborhood choices in the NYC suburbs and need help in finding one that fits your lifestyle before you dive in fully.
You’re ready to buy a home right now, but need some additional guidance on the appropriate steps to take to ensure that the process is seamless and enjoyable.
We're not your typical real estate agents.As former city dwellers, we appreciate the qualities that make city lifestyle so unique, from the convenience of walking to your favorite restaurant or corner store to the vast and diverse cultural and entertainment activities. But we’ve also experienced the challenges and frustrations that are motivating you to seek change. During our transition from the city to the suburbs, we had the same thoughts, concerns and questions, prompting us to create a better way to navigate the suburban home buying journey for others.