Buyer's Guide

Looking to Buy? Here’s How it Goes

Whether you are a first time home buyer or have already bought and sold multiple properties, our seasoned brokers are here to guide you along the way. When we represent a buyer, the buyer’s best interests and goals are at the heart of the transaction. We take the time to listen before even beginning to work together and stay keenly attuned to a buyer’s needs before, during and after the perfect property has been found. Here is an outline of our home buying services below.


Connect with a Fulton Grace Realty Broker


Obtain Pre-approval from a Qualified Lender


Broker Sends you Listings to Match your Search Criteria

tour property

Tour Properties with Broker


Broker Secures Accepted Contract

best terms

Broker Negotiates to Secure Best Terms Possible

submits offer

Broker Prepares & Submits an Offer

earnest money

You Submit Initial Earnest Money

inspection period

Attorney Review & Inspection Period (Typically 5-7 days from Contract Acceptance)

submit balance

You Submit Balance of Earnest Money (Typically 2 days after attorney review period concludes)

property owner

You Close. You are Now A Property Owner!

final walkthrough

Broker Arranges Final Walkthrough


You Secure Financing (Loan approval typically received after 30-45 days after contract acceptance)

Why Fulton Grace Realty Is the Right Choice for Any Buyer

Our agents are trained to go over and above, delivering a professional and personable home buying service. Our brokers largely work in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.


First Time Home Buyers

In addition to our brokerage services, Fulton Grace is one of Chicago’s leading property management companies with a huge number of tenants. Often times, when it's time for those tenants to become homeowners themselves, they have worked with our brokers to find their first home.


Repeat Clients

Buyers return to us time and time again. We build long lasting relationships with our clients and remain available to assist long after a deal has closed. First time home buyers in particular appreciate this as there are many new needs that come with home ownership. Need a referral for a painter or a tax accountant? We have those and many more!


Investor Buyers

You are speaking our language! We have extensive experience working with buyers looking to begin or expand their investment portfolio. Learn more with our Investment Guide.