Hovland Realty is on a mission to empower homebuyers with the essential knowledge, resources, and tools required to make informed and confident decisions throughout their home search journey. We understand that buying a home is a significant milestone in life, and we are dedicated to ensuring that this process is as smooth and rewarding as possible for our clients.

Our commitment goes beyond just finding a property; it’s about understanding your unique needs, preferences, and aspirations. We take the time to listen, to truly comprehend what you’re looking for in a home. With this deep understanding, we can then leverage our expertise and extensive network to identify properties that not only meet your requirements but also exceed your expectations. Your dream home is out there, and we’re here to help you discover it.

At Hovland Realty, we believe that an empowered buyer is a confident buyer. That’s why we provide you with the guidance, support, and information you need to navigate the real estate market effectively. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, we are here to assist you in finding the perfect property. Let us be your trusted partner on this exciting journey, and together, we’ll make your homeownership dreams a reality.



The Importance of a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home A real estate agent plays a crucial role when buying a home and can provide several important benefits throughout the home-buying process. Here are some key reasons why a real estate agent is important:

  1. Expertise and Knowledge: Real estate agents have extensive knowledge and expertise in the housing market. They are familiar with current market conditions, neighborhood trends, property values, and the overall buying process. Their insights can help you make informed decisions and avoid potential pitfalls.
  2. Access to Listings: Real estate agents have access to multiple listing services (MLS) and other resources that provide them with up-to-date information about available properties. They can help you find suitable homes that meet your specific requirements and preferences, potentially saving you time and effort in searching for properties on your own.
  3.  Negotiation Skills: Buying a home often involves negotiation. Real estate agents are experienced negotiators who can work on your behalf to secure the best possible price and terms. They have the skills to navigate through counteroffers, contingencies, and other contractual aspects of the buying process.
  4. Network and Connections: Real estate agents have an extensive network of professionals in the industry, including mortgage lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and attorneys. They can provide recommendations and connect you with reliable professionals who can assist you throughout the buying process.
  5. Paperwork and Documentation: Buying a home involves a significant amount of paperwork and documentation. Real estate agents are well-versed in the necessary paperwork, contracts, and legal requirements. They can guide you through the paperwork, ensuring that all documents are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  6. Guidance and Support: Purchasing a home can be an emotional and stressful process. A real estate agent can provide valuable guidance and support, helping you navigate through the complexities and uncertainties. They can address your questions and concerns, providing clarity and peace of mind.
  7. Market Insight and Pricing: Real estate agents can provide insights into market trends and comparable sales in the area. They can help you determine a fair market value for a property, ensuring that you make an informed decision regarding the price you are willing to pay.

While it is possible to buy a home without a real estate agent, their expertise, knowledge, and resources can greatly simplify the process, increase your chances of finding the right property,and help you make a more informed and confident decision.

What Does Hovland Realty Offer To Their Buyers?

“Everything you need to find the key to the home of your dreams”

As a premier brokerage serving Southwest Florida (SWFL), Hovland Realty is committed to providing exceptional service and support to our valued buyers. Here are some of the ways we go above and beyond to assist you in finding and securing your dream home:

  1. Personalized Guidance: We take the time to understand your unique requirements, preferences, and budget, ensuring a personalized approach tailored to your needs.
  2. Extensive Property Listings: Access to an extensive database of properties in SWFL, including up-to-date listings and exclusive opportunities, allowing you to explore a wide range of options.
  3. Market Expertise: Our team possesses in-depth knowledge of the SWFL real estate market, offering valuable insights and guidance to help you make informed decisions.
  4. Property Showings: We schedule and accompany you on property showings, providing professional advice, answering your questions, and highlighting the strengths and features of each property.
  5. Negotiation Support: We leverage our negotiation skills and expertise to secure the best possible terms and pricing on your behalf, ensuring you receive the most value for your investment.
  6. Transaction Management: From offer submission to closing, we handle all the necessary paperwork, coordination with other parties involved, and ensure a smooth and efficient transaction process.
  7. Network of Professionals: We have a vast network of trusted professionals, including mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and insurance providers, whom we can refer you to for additional assistance.
  8. Ongoing Support: Even after the transaction is complete, we remain available to address any questions or concerns you may have, providing ongoing support and guidance. At Hovland Realty, our dedication to your satisfaction drives us to go the extra mile in helping you find your ideal home in SWFL. Let us be your trusted partner on this exciting journey, as we unlock the key to the home of your dreams.


  1. Assess your financial situation: Determine your budget and evaluate your financial readiness to buy a home. Consider factors such as your income, savings, credit score, and debt-to-income ratio.
  2. Save for a down payment: Start saving for a down payment, which is typically a percentage of the home’s purchase price. The down payment amount may vary depending on loan programs and your financial situation.
  3.  Get pre-approved for a mortgage: Approach lenders to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. This involves providing your financial information, such as income, employment history, and credit score. Pre-approval gives you an idea of how much you can borrow and helps you narrow down your home search.
  4. Determine your housing needs: Consider your preferences and requirements for a home, such as location, size, number of bedrooms, amenities, and proximity to schools, workplaces, and essential services. Make a list of your priorities to guide your search.
  5.  Start house hunting: Begin searching for homes that meet your criteria. You can explore online real estate listings, work with a real estate agent, attend open houses, or drive around
    neighborhoods to find potential properties.
  6. Make an offer: Once you find a suitable home, work with your real estate agent to make a written offer. The offer typically includes the purchase price, potential contingencies (such as a home inspection or financing), and a proposed closing date. The seller may accept, reject, or negotiate the offer.
  7.  Complete the mortgage process: If your offer is accepted, work closely with your lender to complete the mortgage application and provide the necessary documentation. The lender will conduct an appraisal of the property, verify your financial information, and finalize the loan terms.
  8. Conduct a home inspection: Hire a professional home inspector to evaluate the condition of the property. The inspection helps identify any potential issues or repairs needed, allowing you to make an informed decision about proceeding with the purchase.
  9. Close the sale: Once all contingencies are met and the loan is approved, you can proceed with the closing process. This involves signing legal documents, paying closing costs (which may include fees for loan origination, attorney services, title search, etc.), and transferring ownership of the property.
  10. Move into your new home: After the closing, you’ll receive the keys to your new home. Make arrangements for moving, utilities, and other necessary services to ensure a smooth transition. Remember, the home-buying process can vary depending on your location, local regulations, and individual circumstances. Working with professionals like real estate agents, lenders, and lawyers can provide valuable guidance throughout the process.

Brehna has been making sure the entire process of buying a house is smooth and streamlined. She helped me right from the start from applying for the loan to signing the closing paperwork. She is a great listener, cheerleader and advocate. I had to do this process by myself and felt more confident having Brehna to guide me along. I’m very grateful for her professionalism and transparency.

Buyer Nilia

I talked to a couple agents and after talking to a couple more the knowledge Brehna had on getting my dream home was far more then I could imagine. She helped me negotiate the deal to my comfortable level of income not to hurt my finances. I’m so grateful, thank you Brehna. By far the best realtor in SWFL!

Seller Esmeralda

Brehna was awesome to work with! From the beginning when she showed me several homes, to closing on my eventual property, she was patient, thorough and extremely responsive throughout. Even when I ran into a major issue that jeopardized the purchase, Brehna was cool, calm and collect and reassured me throughout. The closing was only delayed by about a week thanks to her incredible work. Brehna was a pleasure to work with and comes highly recommended!!

Buyer Tom

Very prepared and encourage the right properties. I will be sending potential buyers her way, she stayed with me well past the closing. I bought from out of state and she middled everything that was necessary and more!

Buyer Joe

Brehna was very patient with us as we first started looking to buy a home not knowing what we actually wanted. She assisted us with the different areas and never pushed us into making a quick decision. She answered all our questions and was very helpful with our search and eventual purchase. We will definitely recommend her to any of our friends looking to buy in the area.

Buyer Nancy

In my opinion Brehna is an amazing realtor. She always made sure we were informed, returned every text and call almost immediately even if it was trivial. She worked super hard to sell our home and accomplished it. If you need a realtor who gives it her all than Brehna is your gal.

Seller Mike

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