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Get Your Free Guide to BUYING A Home in NYC

One of the most intimidating and stressful things we can put ourselves through as adults is the process of buying a house. With seemingly endless options, dealing with costs and financing, planning viewings, etc., it can quickly overwhelm even the toughest of us.

Luckily, William Bolls and the Compass Group know how to make the home buying experience exponentially easier for you and will allow you to breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve created a free guide to help ease you into the process, giving you all of the tools to know where and how to start. We want to see you succeed in finding the home of your dreams, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way. 


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If you’re ready to get started buying a home in New York City, then our Home Buying 101 Guide is your first step. It’s free, informative, and will put you on the right path. Simply enter your email address below, and the full guide will be sent right to you. Got questions? Let us know, we’re here to help!

What Will You Learn In This Guide?



A critical step in beginning your home buying journey is finding the right realtor for you. It’s important that your realtor is dedicated to helping you with all of your needs and questions, understands exactly what you’re looking for, and, most importantly, has the most in-depth and up-to-date information on all your preferred neighborhoods.

William Bolls has unparalleled experience in the NYC real estate market and can provide all the resources you need from your realtor. 



Finding a lender for your financing can be the most challenging part of the buying process. Mortgages can be complicated, and talking to banks and lenders is a tedious process. Our buying guide provides you with suggestions for possible lenders and information on getting pre-approved, which will affect the rest of your home search. 


There should be fun parts to buying a home, and our buying guide can help you get the most out of the enjoyable parts, too. Creating your home’s wish list is most people’s favorite part; you get to decide not only how many bedrooms and bathrooms you’re looking for, but what type of building, what neighborhood, style, finishings, etc. This is where you get to start conceptualizing what your dream home will look like!

It’s also where you begin to browse listings, see what’s out there, and start narrowing down what you like. We also provide you with a guide to different types of home ownership options and what they all mean. What is a co-op? How does it differ from a condo? These details can make anyone’s head spin, so we want to make sure you’re armed with the most information when you begin your search. 



Finally, once you’ve found a place you love, the paperwork begins. This includes making an offer and negotiating for anything you may want to change, which can be tricky, but we’re here to guide you through that. There are also contracts to sign, a mortgage to apply and receive approval for, and, in a number of cases, applying for approval from the condo or co-op Board.

The amount of documentation and paperwork required for Board approval is extensive, and these steps can all take weeks to process and finalize, but William Bolls has the skills and expertise to get it all done in a timely and streamlined manner with as little stress to you as possible. We provide you with all of the information you need for the approval processes in our buying guide. 


Once all your documentation and contracts are approved and finalized, you’ve made it to closing! Yes, this will include more paperwork, but you’re at the last step before you own your new home. If you’re ready to begin your journey and find your perfect home, sign up below with your email address to receive our free buying guide and begin learning about the process. Thanks for considering William Bolls and the Compass Group! 



"William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan"

"William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan. He is a wealth of knowledge and really takes the time to make sure you understand the process and are getting exactly what you want. I can't recommend him highly enough, and send him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell, especially the UWS."

Sarah S.

"Your counsel, persistence and attention to detail were critical to a successful outcome"

"From the original listing to the sale of my apartment, I realize the extent to which your counsel, persistence, and attention to detail were critical to a successful outcome. You are obviously skilled in financial negotiations, for which I am grateful."

Roberta V.

"“I can't imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William"

“I can't imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William. As an out-of-town buyer, we faced additional challenges when we decided to buy an apartment in the city. As cliched as it sounds, William truly made us feel like his only clients. It's not a simple process and we required a decent amount of hand-holding. He was there for us every step of the way, even anticipating a lot of our concerns. One of the most valuable characteristics of a good agent is responsiveness. Any time we contacted William--and it was often--he responded quickly and completely. William will definitely be our agent on future transactions.”

Tim M.

"The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home"

“I worked with William over a lengthy period, trying to sell a lobby level doctor's office in a residential co-op building on the upper west side. The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home. He showed patience and was always straightforward, honest and friendly throughout the process. Definitely 5 star.”

Matt R.

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