omaha buying a home

Let’s say you’ve been searching for your new home, and eventually you find it! You’re excited and ready to move forward, but how do you do that? Well, Bill Swanson and The Swanson Group can help people find their new home in Omaha, NE, and also work with them to purchase it and negotiate with the seller.

Putting in an Offer

When you find the house that appeals to you and meets your criteria, our team will then look at similar sales in the area and help you prepare a good offer. We’ll also discuss various aspects of this process you need to know about, such as inspections, earnest deposit amounts, whether the seller will pay closing costs, closing dates, and more. You will include your acknowledged review of the seller’s home disclosures as well, along with an approval letter from your lender.


The seller will respond with an acceptance, rejection, or with a counter offer. Right now, the market is very competitive, so we can discuss things like a personalized letter or willingness to cover closing costs to help you stand out among other offers. You may also offer flexibility on closing dates or an increased earnest deposit to help improve your chances. We will be with you throughout this process, helping you respond and improving your chances of having your offer accepted.

What Happens Next?

If the seller approves, then you move on to the next steps of the process. At this point, closing day is a short time away! This is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming process for the buyers, but we know how to make it a smooth and calm process, so you never feel anxious or alone. First, we turn over your earnest deposit to the title company within 48 hours. Inspections will be ordered as contracted, and your lender will begin to process the contract. You can choose your rate, and your lender may also order an appraisal. You may have to pay a small appraisal fee at this point. These are all the preliminary actions before actual closing day, when you and your family will begin your next stage of life, and start setting up your new home!

If you have any questions about how to find and buy a home in Omaha, NE, then why not work with a team of experts? We’re here for you from the first step to closing day, and even beyond!

Our Omaha, NE Real Estate Team is Here to Help You!

Our team wants to help you through each and every step of the home buying process. If you want to find out more about how we help with the purchase of your new home, then please call our Omaha, NE real estate group today at 402-679-6566.