Thinking of Buying a Home in Charlotte? How Well do You Know the Lingo?

Buying a home can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never bought a home before or if it’s been several years since you’ve done so. If you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process, you can miss some critical points, deadlines and information that you need.

To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear during the process of buying a home. It’s the tip-of-the-iceberg but, just remember, if you hear a word, phrase or acronym that you don’t readily know, ASK! Don’t hesitate to ever ask as sometimes real estate professionals become a little too comfortable with our terminology!

Charlotte Home Buying Lingo

The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is to hire a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with “the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman,” as Dave Ramsey advises, and I fully concur!



  • Best of Charlotte 2019Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying or selling a home can easily be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
  • The Right Realtor® is there for you – to help guide you through the entire process – from the prep work to explaining the process from start to finish, explaining the Contracts, negotiations and pricing (both when making an Offer or establishing the right price for your home).
  • One of the top reasons to hire the right Realtor® is their understanding of your local market and how the conditions in your neighborhood will impact your experience…and your bottom line.
  • Read how to get the best out of your Realtor® when you’re buying or selling a home.



Visit for more information and to search for homes in the Charlotte Metro area. Your first step should be enlisting an experienced, local real estate broker. Selecting a great broker is not as easy as it may seem. You will want to enlist a seasoned real estate professional for your real estate needs. Again, I would love to share my knowledge of the area with you…and give you the grand tour as well!

Hiring the RIGHT Charlotte Realtor® is critical to your home buying success!

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The data relating to Charlotte NC Real Estate on this Web site derive from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services IDX datashare program. © 2019 Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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