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Buyer's Guide

"Welcome to your Buyer's Guidebook: Your Essential Companion on the Journey to Finding Your Dream Home."
"This Buyer's Guidebook is your trusted roadmap to a successful and informed homebuying journey. Packed with expert advice, valuable tips, and essential checklists, it will empower you to make confident decisions and find the perfect home that fits your dreams and your budget."

Determining your budget for buying a property is a crucial step in the home-buying process. Here are some steps to help you establish a realistic budget:

1. Assess Your Financial Situation:

    • Calculate your monthly income: Consider your salary, bonuses, rental income, and any other sources of income.
    • List your monthly expenses: This should include bills, groceries, transportation, insurance, and any other regular expenses.
    • Determine your savings and debts: Take stock of your savings, investments, and outstanding debts, such as student loans, credit card debt, and car loans.


2. Factor in Closing Costs:

    • Be aware that in addition to the down payment, you'll need to cover closing costs, which can include fees for Home Loan Processing, Lawyer’s fee for drafting and execution of Sale Agreement and Sale Deed, Registration & Stamp Duty Charges , Mutation Charges , Electricity Connection Application cost , Maintenance Deposits (If required) etc. . These costs typically range from 7% to 9% of the home's purchase price.


3. Consider Your Monthly Mortgage Payment (Home Loan EMI):

    • Use a mortgage calculator to estimate what your monthly mortgage payment would be based on the price of the property, your down payment, interest rate, and loan term.
    • Make sure your estimated monthly mortgage payment is within your budget. A general guideline is that your housing costs should not exceed 35-40% of your monthly income.


4. Account for Property Taxes and Home Insurance:

    • Property taxes and homeowners' insurance are ongoing expenses that can vary significantly depending on your location and the property you choose. Research these costs for properties you're interested in and add them to your budget.


5. Factor in Maintenance and Utility Costs:

    • Homeownership comes with maintenance and utility costs. Consider these additional expenses when setting your budget.


6. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage (Home Loan):

    • Consult with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will give you a more accurate picture of how much you can borrow based on your financial situation.


7. Consider Future Expenses:

    • Think about your future financial goals and obligations, such as retirement savings, education expenses, and emergency funds. Ensure that your housing budget allows for these priorities.


8. Be Realistic:

    • It's important to be realistic and not stretch your budget to the maximum. Leave some room for unexpected expenses and emergencies.


9. Shop Within Your Budget:

    • When house hunting, stick to properties within your budget. Avoid the temptation to go over your budget, as this can lead to financial strain.




Home Storeys plays a vital role in assisting clients in determining client’s budget for property acquisition. With an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market and access to comprehensive data, we can provide clients with valuable insights on property values and trends. By assessing our clients' financial profiles, goals, and priorities, we offer tailored advice on a suitable budget, helping clients strike a balance between their aspirations and financial capabilities.



Additionally, we guide clients through the often-complex process of securing financing, explaining the various costs involved, such as down payments, closing expenses, and ongoing property-related expenses, to ensure a well-informed and realistic budget is established.

A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property's condition, typically conducted by experienced real estate consultants. The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the buyer with a comprehensive understanding of the property's overall state, identifying any potential issues or defects. A standard home inspection includes a visual assessment of the property's structural components, systems, and major components, such as :


1. Structural elements: This includes the foundation, walls, roof, and overall structural integrity of the property.


2. Exterior: An experienced Consultant examines the exterior features, like the windows, doors, and drainage systems.


3. Roof: An experienced Consultant evaluates the condition of the roof, checking for damage or leaks.


4. Plumbing: This involves inspecting the plumbing system, including pipes, fixtures, and drainage.


5. Electrical: The electrical system is assessed to ensure it meets safety standards and is in good working order.


6. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC): An experienced Consultant examines the HVAC system to verify its functionality and safety.


7. Interior: The interior components, such as walls, ceilings, floors, and windows, are inspected for issues.


8. Appliances: Some home inspections may include the evaluation of major appliances.



At Home Storeys by conducting comprehensive home inspection, we help potential buyers identify any existing or potential problems with the property, which can influence their decision-making process and negotiations with the seller. It's also an opportunity for buyers to gain insights into maintenance needs and potential repair costs.

Negotiating the price of a property with the help of an experienced consultants will be a beneficial and professional approach. Here are some steps on how you can effectively negotiate with the seller using our expertise:


1. Choose a Qualified Real Estate Consultant :

    • By selecting a qualified and experienced real estate consultant Home Storeys to represent your interests. Look for a consultant with local market knowledge and a track record of successful negotiations.


2. Market Analysis :

    • Your Home Storeys consultants are equipped with comprehensive market analysis to determine the fair market value of the property. This analysis will be based on recent sales, local market trends, and the property's unique features and hence we can guide and help to structure an effective offer.


3. Negotiation Strategy :

    • Develop a negotiation strategy with your Home Storeys consultant. They can advise you on the initial offer, response to counteroffers, and when to make concessions.


4. Leverage the Consultant's Expertise :

    • Rely on your consultant's expertise and knowledge of the local market to negotiate effectively with the seller or the seller's agent.


5. Request Seller Concessions:

    • Your consultant can help you craft a request for seller concessions, such as covering closing costs or addressing specific repairs based on the inspection report.


6. Be Patient and Flexible:

    • Listen to your consultant's advice and be open to flexibility during the negotiation process. They can provide guidance on how to adjust your terms as needed.


7. Maintain Professional Communication :

    • Your Home Storeys consultant can handle communication with the seller or their agent professionally. They can maintain a respectful and courteous tone during negotiations.


8. Determine Your Walk-Away Point:

    • Work with your consultant to establish your walk-away point – the highest price you're willing to pay. They can help you adhere to this limit.


9. Finalize the Deal :

    • Once an agreement is reached, your consultant can assist with all the necessary paperwork and steps to finalize the transaction.



Home Storeys is from the house of NK REALTORS Private Limited Which has been Kolkata’s Leading & Most Trusted Real Estate Consultant for More than 3 decades.



Home Storeys experienced consultants have the knowledge, negotiation skills, and local market insights to help you secure the best deal on a property. Their guidance and support can lead to a successful and favorable outcome in your property purchase negotiations.

1. Sale Agreement and Sale Deed (in case of resale):

    • Keep copies of the sale agreement and sale deed, both of which are crucial legal documents.


2. Mutation Certificate & Property Tax Payments:

    • Mutation Certificate records the transfer of a property title from one person to another. This document is essential for updating the land revenue records.
    • It’s necessary to check that all taxes are paid as per demand and no dues are reflected in records otherwise the BUYER might have to bear its cost with penalties (due to delayed payment). Hence checking this with concerned departments is important and mandatory.


3. Building Plan Approval:

    • Ensure that the building plans have been approved by the local municipal authority.


4. Occupancy Certificate:

    • This certificate is issued by the local municipal authority, confirming that the building complies with the approved plan and is fit for occupation.


5. Completion Certificate:

    • It is issued by the local municipal authority after the completion of construction, certifying that the building complies with the approved plan.


6. Power of Attorney (if applicable):

    • If the property is being sold through a power of attorney, ensure that the document is valid and legally enforceable.


7. Possession Certificate:

    • This Certificate is issued by the builder/developer and sometimes Association of Owners, to ensure that there is no encumbrance issue, municipal dues, maintenance dues or any other issues and the owner/seller is in rightful possession of the property.


8. No Objection Certificates (NOCs):

    • Obtain NOCs from relevant authorities, such as the society or the municipal corporation or the developer, to ensure that there are no objections to the property transfer.



Now these are tedious jobs and perfect due diligence as well as regular follow-ups with concerned authorities like Municipal Corporation, Builder, Association of owners etc. is time consuming and can impact your daily revenue activities.



It's highly recommended to engage the services of a qualified legal professional or property advisor to guide you through the documentation process and ensure that all legal requirements are met. Additionally, verify the authenticity of the documents with the local authorities to avoid any potential issues in the future. Moreover, any discrepancies in above mentioned documents will lead to rejection of Home Loan for the property you might be “willing to own.’



Hence, it’s beneficial to have a qualified sales Professional from HOME STOREYS to perform above tasks for you and help the transaction proceed smoothly, efficiently & with Transparency.


Seller's Guide

Seller's Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Handbook for a Successful Property Sale
"Welcome to your Seller's Guidebook: A Strategic Companion on the Path to a Successful Property Sale."
"This guidebook is designed to be your go-to resource, offering expert insights, practical tips, and essential checklists to empower you in selling your property with confidence and efficiency."

  1. Assessing Property Value:
    • Conduct a detailed analysis of your catchment area yourself or with your consultant to determine the fair market value of your property based on recent sales and local market trends.
  2. Improving Property Appeal:
    • Make a positive first impression by addressing necessary repairs and by improving property exterior & interior aesthetics. Consider fresh paint, and necessary repairs (if required) for plumbing or for electrical fittings, Cleaning of flooring and other fixtures that you are planning to sell along with your unit.
  1. Set Realistic Expectations:
    • Setting the right selling price requires apt knowledge about market dynamics, consideration for negotiation, consideration of closing cost etc. You are suggested to analyze all details thoroughly and set Right Price or hire an experienced Real estate consultant & leverage the expertise of your consultant to set a competitive and attractive listing price.
  2. Understanding Market Dynamics:
    • Stay informed about market conditions and recent sales to ensure your pricing strategy aligns with current trends.
  3. Flexible Negotiation Terms:
    • Be open to negotiating terms with potential buyers. An experienced consultant can guide you on strategic concessions.
  1. Gather Essential Documents:
    • Prepare copies of crucial documents, including the sale agreement, sale deed, possession letter, NOC from banker if home loan was availed, building sanction plan etc.
  2. Due Diligence on Property Records:
    • Ensure that all property taxes are paid, mutation records, and other relevant documents are up to date to avoid complications during the sale.
  3. Engage Legal Professionals:
    • Work with qualified legal professionals or property advisors to navigate the documentation process and ensure legal compliance. A professional service will also be required to execute sale agreement for initiating sale transaction.
  1. Effective Listing Strategies:
  • Collaboration with Experienced Real Estate Consultant:

Engaging with an experienced real estate consultant is a fundamental step in creating effective property listings. These professionals have in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market, current trends, and buyer preferences. By collaborating with a consultant, you can benefit from their expertise in presenting your property in the most appealing way. They will work with you to gather essential information about your home, its features, and its unique selling points. This collaboration ensures that the property listing is not only accurate but also strategically highlights the aspects that potential buyers find most attractive.

  • High-Quality Images and Detailed Descriptions:

The importance of high-quality images cannot be overstated. Professional photographs capture the essence of your property and make a strong first impression. Work with your consultant to select images that showcase the best aspects of your home. Additionally, detailed, and accurate descriptions are crucial.

Your consultant can help craft compelling narratives that go beyond basic details, painting a vivid picture of the lifestyle your property offers. The goal is to make your listing stand out and appeal to the emotions and preferences of potential buyers.


  1. Digital Marketing:
  • Utilization of Online Platforms:

Make the most of online platforms to amplify the visibility of your property listing. This involves listing your property on popular real estate websites such as homestoreys.com, nkrealtors.com or other platforms relevant to your target audience. Your consultant can guide you in choosing the right platforms based on your property type and location. Being present on these platforms ensures that your property is easily discoverable by individuals actively searching for homes.

  • Social Media Marketing:


Social media has become a powerful tool in real estate marketing. Leverage platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & WhatsApp broadcasting to reach a broader audience. Your consultant can help create engaging content, posts, and advertisements that showcase your property's unique features. Social media also allows for targeted advertising, enabling you to reach specific demographics or individuals with interests aligned with your property. This can significantly enhance the exposure of your listing.

  1. Trust Your Consultant:
    • Rely on your consultant to guide you through negotiation strategies and handle communication professionally.
  2. Reviewing Offers:
    • Carefully evaluate offers with your consultant, considering not only the price but also other terms and conditions.
  3. Closing the Deal:
    • Once an agreement is reached, your consultant can assist with paperwork and ensure a smooth transaction process.
  1. Handover and Possession:
    • Facilitate a seamless handover process with the buyer and ensure all necessary possession documents are provided.
  2. Closing Utility Accounts:
    • Assist the buyer in transferring utility accounts and provide necessary information for a smooth transition.
  3. Feedback and Testimonials:
    • Encourage buyers to provide feedback and testimonials, enhancing your credibility for future transactions.


"Home Storeys, backed by NK REALTORS Private Limited's three decades of trust and expertise, is your reliable partner in achieving a successful property sale. Our experienced consultants are committed to providing personalized guidance, maximizing your property's value, and ensuring a seamless transaction process."

Disclaimer: This guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Consult with your Home Storeys consultant and legal professionals for personalized recommendations

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