Finding Your Dream Home Starts With You

Start your journey to finding the perfect home in DC or Arlington with a personalized wish list tailored to your unique preferences and needs. Your honesty is crucial as it helps us align your future residence with your lifestyle seamlessly. From explaining each step to providing clarity on making offers, we guide you through the entire home-buying process. We understand your busy schedule and will arrange home tours at times that fit your daily routine.

The Tom Buerger Team of Compass is dedicated to your satisfaction, offering consultations almost anytime, seven days a week. Depending on our initial meeting, we can even start the home search immediately. If that's not possible, we will coordinate a specific time before parting ways, ensuring a seamless experience. Trust us to make your dream home a reality in the vibrant communities of DC, Arlington, and surrounding areas.


Home Financing Solutions

Whether you come to our first consultation with a pre-approval letter from your lender or not, we have strong relationships with several lenders who will work hard to secure the best price and rate for you. We encourage you to get quotes from at least two different lenders. We'll provide our contacts and help you choose the best quote for your situation.


Exciting House Hunting

House hunting is the most exciting part of the process. Together, we will explore all available listings that meet your search criteria until we find the one that feels like home. Whether it takes one outing or ten, we will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a thorough and enjoyable experience.


Making an Offer on Your New Home

Once we've found a house you can envision as your new home, we'll make an offer. This includes various documents, such as your pre-approval letter. We'll prepare the offer for your approval and present it to the listing agent. If the offer is accepted, we'll work on getting a ratified contract. If not, we'll continue our search for other wonderful homes in DC, MD, and VA.


They Accepted Our Offer

After your offer is accepted, we will prepare for settlement. The following weeks will involve setting up a home inspection, reviewing condo documents, taking measurements, choosing paint colors, and arranging family visits to your new home. We can also recommend a moving company if needed.


Closing Settlement

On the day of settlement, we'll conduct a walkthrough of your new property to ensure everything is in order. After completing various checklists, we'll head to the settlement attorney to sign all legal documents, officially making your new home yours.

Client Appreciation

By this time, we've spent a lot of time together discussing real estate matters. Shortly after closing, we like to take each client and the person who referred them out for a thank-you dinner. This is a great opportunity to discuss your exciting plans for your new home and get to know each other better.

We have a hard time saying goodbye after closing and the appreciation dinner, so we love staying in touch. We're always up for drinks, dinner, parties, or other social opportunities. If you're interested in water skiing or happy hour on the river, let us know—we have a boat in DC and enjoy hosting friends. We hope to become not just your real estate agents but your friends, celebrating the joy of finding your perfect home together.

Work With Us

For personalized, dedicated, and friendly real estate services in DC, Arlington, and surrounding areas, trust the Tom Buerger Team of Compass. Contact us today to start your journey to finding your dream home!