Melanie Wood
Coldwell Banker Realty

When we represent a buyer as their Buyers Agent, we have your best interests at heart and we are legally representing your interests. Whether you’re buying a $100,000 home or a $10 million home, you will get our full attention, access to top contractors and home inspectors as well as our expert and honest advice.  We believe it’s our job to not only find you the perfect home for you but also to educate you throughout the entire process so you know you’re making the best short and long term financial decisions.  For most, buying a home is the most expensive purchase they will ever make and it’s our job to make sure you not only get a great home but get it for the best price.  We go above and beyond for every client from helping you find movers and home insurance to personally dropping off pizza on moving day.  To read reviews about us from past clients visit Recommendations and Zillow.


First, download our buyer checklist.  This checklist contains the steps you need to follow to buy your dream home.

Second, we will email you homes that are on the market, some are on the MLS and some are now yet. So you could be one of the first to hear about them.  Complete this form to get your emails started.

Lastly, read our blog posts which detail each step of the real estate transaction for buyers:

Step 1:  Find a Realtor

Step 2:  Get Preapproved for a mortgage

Step 3: Download our home buyer’s checklist

Step 4:  Find the home of your dreams

Step 5: Time for showings

Step 6: Pick a real estate title company

Step 7: Make an offer

Step 8:   I have an accepted contract. Now what?

Step 9:  Drop off your 1st earnest money check

Step 10:  Schedule the home inspection

Step 11:  Don’t spend extra money

Step 12:  What is the attorney review/inspection period?

Step 13:  Tips for attending the home inspection

Step 14:  Read the inspection report

Step 15:  Gather funds for your 2nd earnest money payment

Step 16:  Review the HOA condo documents

Step 17: Drop off the 2nd earnest money check

Step 18:  The appraisal

Step 19: Hire movers and start packing

Step 20:  Schedule the closing on your calendar

Step 21:  Hook up your utilities

Step 22:  Set up homeowner’s insurance

Step 23:  Get your down payment ready

Step 24:  Do you want a home warranty?

Step 25:  Secure your new home

Step 26:  What is clear to close?

Step 27:  Attend the walkthrough

Step 28:  Wire transfer your down payment

Step 29: Attend closing

Step 30: Wrapping things up