When you are ready to buy a home, the prospect of looking at homes and finding “the one” is exciting. However, finding “the one” in the right neighborhood at a cost that fits your budget may be require some patience.
You need the experience and expertise of a seasoned agent knowledgeable in the market. Your agent must not only understand the ins and outs of the transaction, but be able to look for unique buying opportunities. You need a licensed experienced professional with specialized skills working for you to find the home that is prefect for your needs and wants.
Some of the many benefits you receive when working with me are:
- I know the market and can focus in on the areas that have the greatest possibilities for finding a home at the price you want.
- I will set-up a home search specific to your requirements. I will check the search daily and screen out homes that don’t meet your specific needs, saving you time.
- I will make appointments, preview homes with you, and help you determine which homes best fit your needs.
- I limit my active buyers to three so that can give your search the time it needs and so I can preview homes as soon asthey come on the market.
- I have access to the multiple listing service (MLS), a service that provides access to thousands of homes for sale.
- I will supply information and make appointments to see any property listed for sale – not just those listed with Preview Properties.
- When you find the right home to buy, I will guide you through the negotiation process, the legal documents and the details that follow.
- I will organize, expedite and get documents to the appropriate places for you to save time.
- I will closely follow the sale until closing. Because I have worked as an escrow officer, I can guide you through the closing process.
Tips for Buyers
The key to finding the right home is organization. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Before you start house-hunting, decide how much you can afford. I will refer you to a loan officer to pre-qualify you for your home. But if you are ready to start looking at available properties this very second, take a moment to use our mortgage calculator to determine how much you are able to afford.
- Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in a home. Make a list of everything you want in a home. We will go over your list so I know exactly what you need in your home.
- Make notes as you look at the home. We may be looking at several properties and it is easy to get them mixed up.
- When you do choose a home, make sure the home is structurally sound. I have worked with several area inspectors, and I will provide you several names from which to choose. The inspector will look for large and small repairs that are needed and report on the condition of the home. Often times, buyers choose to negotiate with the seller to have some of the items repaired.
- Once you’ve found the home you want to buy, together we’ll complete a purchase and sale agreement. This is the contract in which the seller and the buyer outline the details of the property transfer.
- A closing date is jointly agreed-upon during the negotiation stage of the transaction. Before closing, the closing agent (usually an escrow or title company or attorney) will complete a thorough settlement statement for both buyer and seller so you know exactly what is expected of you at closing.