The first step to buying a new home is deciding which towns or neighborhoods you want to live in, how big of a house you need, and what your price range is. From there, search for properties that match what you’re looking for on the Torii website or in our mobile app (download on iOS or Android). Once you find a property that you’re interested in, make sure to save it to your favorites to share with your Torii agent, co-buyer, friends, and family.
If you’re not buying in cash, you’ll need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. The pre-approval process will help you understand what price range you can afford as well as make you a more competitive buyer. Torii has preferred lenders we have worked with for years and trust. For an introduction to one of our preferred lenders, click here. Learn more about pre-approvals (vs. pre-qualifications or pre-commitments) on the Torii blog.
Schedule a time to see your favorite properties in-person from our website or app. A licensed Torii real estate agent will be available to attend showings with you (COVID-19 CDC guidelines permitting). Our website will also show you which properties have upcoming open houses, if you would prefer to tour a home that way. We do recommend that you drive by the property prior to scheduling a private showing, as many times a buyer will decide against a property because of the neighborhood or immediate area.
Found the perfect home? Your dedicated Torii agent will work with you to put together a competitive offer price and contract terms that you are comfortable with. Easily submit your offer right from the Torii app. Your Torii agent will review your offer with you prior to presenting to the seller’s agent.
Once your home offer is accepted, we'll do the rest. We will provide you an attorney (where required), appraiser, and inspector, in addition to your expert agent. Your Torii Team will guide you through each step of the purchase, keeping you informed of key dates and milestones.
Sign the paperwork and the keys are yours. After you’ve closed on your new home, all that’s left to do is move-in!
What is Torii?
Torii is the easiest way to buy a home. When you buy a home with Torii, you receive an agent, attorney, appraisal, lender, and more all in one place. The entire transaction is done through our app, where you can search for properties, manage showings, make an offer, and track your progress every step of the way. We automate many of the tedious and time-consuming aspects of the home buying process so that you can focus on the things that really matter.
Where can I use Torii?
What are closing costs?
Closing costs are extra fees on top of the price of the home that you have to pay to complete the sale. These can include loan origination fees, appraisal fees, title search, surveys, deed-recording fees, credit report charges, and more. To see a full breakdown of each closing cost/fee, try our Closing Cost Calculator.
What's the catch?
Does Torii work with any home?
Yes, as long as the property is on the market in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
Does Torii act as my real estate agent?
Yes, Torii provides you with an expert licensed expert real estate agent to work with you throughout every step of the home buying process. This will include help with your home search, scheduling/attending showings with you, as well as preparing your offer and price negotiation when the time comes. And, in addition to your dedicated agent, you'll have the entire Torii Team working behind the scenes to ensure your home buying process is smooth, enjoyable, and successful.
What services does Torii provide?
Once your offer is accepted, we connect you with all the necessary providers and services such as a real estate attorney, insurance agent, appraisal, and inspection company.
Can Torii help me get a mortgage?
Yes! We don't provide loans, but we work with several great lenders and mortgage brokers that we are happy to put you in touch with to begin the pre-approval process. Click here for an introduction to a lender.
Can I buy a foreclosure or auction property with Torii?
We do not support buying foreclosures or auction properties at this time. If you have questions, contact us.