When the real estate stars align and you've found the perfect house at a price you can afford with your lenders at your back, it's time to bust out your checkbook and seal the deal. To get the most for your money, you'll need a bit of guidance in this process. Whether it's sweet talking the current owners of the property with a good old fashioned handwritten note, or finding an inspector to make sure the house won't fall apart after you move in, actress Elizabeth Banks has you covered in Realtor.com's new series.
After all the time spent searching and meeting with lenders, this is a critical part of the deal. In other words, don't silence your phone — even if you're at a board meeting or a piano recital. Other homeowners will understand.