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Buying a Home

Buying a Home? Wondering how long it takes?  This is an excellent question and for almost every buyer the answer can be different.  But the best answer is it depends on you and what you are looking for in a home.  There are many factors which may affect the time it takes for you to close on a home.  These factors include but are not limited to

  • Does your credit need work.
  • How long have you been at your current employer.
  • Are you in a lease and when does it expire.
  • Do you need to save a little more money.
  • Just how picky are you?

These are the real questions.  The great thing is we can help with all of these questions when you decide to buy a home.  When everything is set and you are ready to look at properties you could be in your new home anywhere from 30 – 90 days.  Depending on the loan product you choose many lenders like to have 45 days to get everything done but this can be determined once you have chosen your lender.

Most buyers look at about ten properties before they purchase but our clients on average look at two properties.  Why so few well because we listen to our clients and design a search based on their wants and show them properties that fit their criteria not just any property hoping they will hurry up and purchase a home.  We truly understand that your time is very valuable and design the process for your needs!

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Choosing an agent

Buying a Home – When you decide to buy a home the first step is one of the most important!  This is when you choose the real estate professional to help with the home buying process.  There are many factors when choosing your real estate agent.  The four most important factors when home buying and choosing your agent 1. Do they have integrity.  2. Can you work with their personality.  3. Level of customer service provided.  4. Are they full time experienced agents

We are full time with over seventeen years experience in real estate sales and home buying including land sales, custom home building and sales, fifty-five plus community home sales and condo and town home sales!  We are just not single family home buyer specialist or home sales specialist but real estate specialist!  Also we have sold over 99% of the homes we have listed!

When we help you buy your home we will be nothing but honest with you from the very beginning.  We have actually talked our clients out of buying a home when we felt it was not a good choice!  If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear, then we are not the team for you when buying your home.  As for our personality we are honest and caring because we understand when buying your home it can be very stressful and it is our job to make the home buying process as easy as possible for our clients.  Our customer service is second to none with our step-by-step approach, always being there for you at every stage of the home buying and or home building process!  Our wonderful and highly recommended service providers including home inspectors, general contractors and mortgage lenders really make it nice for our clients.

When buying your home we will not just show you homes but point out the things we love about the property and also items that we may feel uncomfortable with regarding the property!  We manage the process from the very beginning starting with our very up-to-date home search and are there for you to answer your questions and or concerns.  In fact if we are unable to instantly respond to our clients questions it usually is no more than ten minutes before our home buyers hear back from us!  Also with our team and agents you communicate with an experienced team member not an inexperienced assistant!

  • Try Our World Class Negotiating Strategies
    We will be there every step of the way to ensure that you get the best terms for you whether that means negotiating so that you get your closing cost covered by the home seller or getting you a desire-able  closing date!
  • Home Buyers Tools
    Use of our Pro-Series home search tool which unlike most of the big online sites it is updated instantly, directly from our local Multiple Listing Service!  What does this mean for you?  Well when those other sites are waiting sometimes 2+ days for the new property listings we get them for you as soon as they are placed in the Multiple Listing Service!  This way you are not finding that the “Home For Sale” is already sold!  Also we have an excellent list of home service providers including Mortgage Lenders, Closing Attorneys and Home Inspectors!  We even can provide you with an Address Change Checklist just to make everything  go a little smoother for you during the process!  Our Corporate Relocation Services are great if you are being relocated to the area.  We work with all relocation companies.
  • Top Rated Customer Service
    Nationally Five Star Rated!, 17 Extraordinary Years of Providing
    Real Estate Services, Voted #1 in Customer Service
    100% Customer Satisfaction Rating!, A+ Rating BBB
  • Proud Members
    National Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors
    Richmond Association of Realtors, Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing services or MLS


Homes for sale in Mechanicsville VA
Ashley Borders

"The Kanes were real estate agents that were absolutely wonderful to work with, and we will certainly recommend them to anyone needing a realtor. Our search took around a year simply because we desired to move within our neighborhood once we found the "right" house, but we weren't in a hurry. They sought out houses that met our criteria and quickly learned what we were looking for, to the point that they actually found the house we bought before it went on the market. Knowing what we were interested in, they heard of a house that was likely going to be for sale and got us in for a showing the day it went on the market. They were very knowledgeable in the whole buying and selling process. Once we made an offer, we needed to sell our other house. They sold it within 10 days for a great price! They are very patient but yet know when to offer advice. They are readily accessible and are extremely knowledgeable regarding any aspect of the process and they certainly go above and beyond what our experience has been with other realtors. It was a great experience working with The Kanes!"

Leon & Jenny LI

Our home had been on the market for nearly six months with another firm and we only had a few showings the entire time! Our relocation manager had recommended listing the home with Michael Kane so we decided to give them a try... We knew it was a tough sell because it was a $630,000+ home and there were fewer buyers in this range. However with the way Michael setup our marketing we had showings instantly! We still figured it would not sell but they said with this traffic we should expect an offer! Soon after we had a contract and our home sold! We are truly thankful for Michael's services and would highly recommend him when selling your home!

Dan Dunlop & Thuy Chau

When we decided to relocate to Virginia from New Jersey we contacted the Kanes through the internet. We were amazed at how knowledgeable they were with the relocation process and could not believe the amount of information we received even before we had confirmed that we would use their services! We told them what we were looking for and when we first came down they had found us the perfect home in just one visit! We highly recommend their services and we will never use anyone else!

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Dennis & Amy Dickson

We were suddenly being relocated from North Carolina and had to move fairly quickly. Our relocation counselor had set us up with the Kanes. They were very thorough and listened to what exactly we were looking for in our home. They showed us several homes all which fit our criteria. One of the homes was perfect for us and we purchased the home that day! Thanks to the Kanes! They were great to work with and would definitely use them next time we are moving!

Moe & Willie Jo Elmore

Most of our grandchildren and children were living up here in Hanover County so we decided to downsize and relocate to this area. Our son a local contractor highly recommended the Kanes for their honesty and integrity. Him and his family had known the Kanes for years! We decided to build a home and the Kanes were right there every step of the way! It truly was amazing how much they knew about building a home and just about everything concerning homes!

How Can We Help?

    Buying a home with Kane Company Realty will be a great decision for any home buyer. Whether first time home buyer or moving up to a larger home! Proud members of CVRMLS and Richmond Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®  Providing superb real estate services  located in Mechanicsville VA. part of Hanover County.  We have helped many including those who were buying a home in Mechanicsville, Henrico,  Glen Allen, Short Pump, buying a home in Moseley VA, Chesterfield County VA and many more throughout the Richmond area! Learn your homes value.