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Zillow’s First Look Program Guide

A Guide to Zillow’s First Look Program with Keller Williams

In the fast-paced world of real estate, finding your dream home can feel like a race against time. Fortunately, Zillow offers a solution to this challenge with its First Look Program. And, as your trusted real estate partner from Keller Williams, we’ll guide you through the process using the Zillow’s First Look Program and help you make the most of this exclusive opportunity.

What is the Zillow First Look Program?

A Guide to Zillow's First Look Program

Zillow’s First Look Program is to provide borrowers with a competitive advantage in their home-buying experience. For example, pre-approved borrowers for a mortgage with Zillow Home Loans gain early access to homes listed on Zillow before they are widely available to other buyers. This exclusive viewing window typically lasts 24-48 hours.  So, during this time eligible borrowers can tour the property and decide whether to make an offer.

Considerations Before Participating 

While the First Look Program offers undeniable advantages, there are a few factors to consider before diving in:

  1. Limited Selection: The program only provides access to homes listed on Zillow, which may limit your options compared to other real estate platforms.
  2. Dependency on Zillow Home Loans: Participation in the program requires using Zillow Home Loans for your mortgage financing, so make sure their terms and rates align with your needs.
  3. Short Time Frame: The exclusive viewing window is typically brief, so be prepared to act rapidly, if you find a property you love.
  4. Market Dynamics: Keep in mind that market conditions can fluctuate, so there’s no guarantee that the properties available during the First Look period will meet your preferences or expectation

How The Dias Team Can Help 

As your dedicated real estate brokerage firm from Keller Williams, we are here to support you every step of the way. Here’s how we can help you navigate the First Look Program:

Expert Guidance

 Our experienced agents are well-versed in the local market and can provide valuable insights to help you identify the properties to target during the First Look period.

Personalized Service 

We understand that every homebuyer’s needs are unique. Our team will take the time to understand your preferences and priorities to ensure we find the perfect home for you.

Negotiation Support

Our skilled negotiators will work tirelessly to help you secure the best possible deal on your dream home.

Local Connections

Furthermore, our extensive network of contacts in the real estate industry can help you access additional resources and services to streamline the home-buying process.

Why Private Lenders Don’t Lend on Owner-Occupied Properties

First, it’s important to note that private lending companies like ours can offer alternative financing options for real estate investments. However, they typically do not lend on owner-occupied properties. Furthermore, various regulatory requirements and compliance issues surround owner-occupied lending. Thus, private lenders often focus on financing investment properties, fix-and-flip projects, or other non-owner-occupied real estate transactions. Therefore, the risks and terms differ from those associated with primary residences. Visit our Private Financing page to learn more about what we offer.

Is the First Look Program Right for You?

Whether the First Look Program is right depends on your needs and preferences. The Dias Team can help you evaluate whether this program aligns with your goals. And guide you through the process from start to finish.

Final Thoughts

Zillow’s First Look Program offers a unique opportunity for borrowers to move quickly bypassing the competition. Moreover, you can navigate First Look confidently with the support of the Dias Team. So, let’s start the journey together and turn your homeownership dreams into reality!

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