|PREPPING TO BUY
Before we Meet:
When preparing to purchase a home, there are several important areas to address before the house-hunt begins.
First and foremost is to determine what you will be comfortable paying for a home, including all closing costs (banks often qualify borrowers for much more than they are comfortable paying).
It is extremely important to secure a reputable lender. In addition to selecting a lender with comparable interest rates, get referrals from your realtor and satisfied friends in the area.
Our First Meeting:
Once we are certain of your comfortable purchase price range, its my turn to get to know more about you, your lifestyle, and what is important to you in a home. Forming a relationship with my clients is what enables me to fine-tune your home search so that we can find just the right home for you.
At our first meeting well discuss the residential areas that interest you, as well as your home must haves. Well go over market conditions, discuss writing a winning offer and well set up a tour schedule.
House Hunting/Writing a Winning Offer:
Our first tour is an important one for me to get to know what type of home you are generally attracted to and what homes we should stay away from.
One of my jobs is to stay on top of new properties on the market and get you in to see them. By specializing in certain residential areas, its more manageable for me to stay in touch with new listings.
While the search for a home in todays market can take from mere hours to months, when the right home is found it is important to move as quickly as possible to submit an acceptable offer.
Good homes typically get multiple offers. We will strategize on making your offer stand apart from the rest.
Offer Accepted/Lets Open Escrow:
I will maintain a tight timetable so that the escrow process runs smoothly and without delaying obstacles. After your offer has been accepted, I will be there every step of the way to help with the home inspection, appraisal, insurance, lender, and other issues that arise during the escrow period.
Closing and Beyond:
I will attend the signing when you go to the title company in case there are any paperwork surprises or unexpected expenses.
My job as a realtor is to help make the process of home buying seem effortless maybe even enjoyable, and to address any potential problems before they arise. The best part comes when I get to hand you the keys to your new home!
Even after you are settled into your new home, I will be there if any questions or problems should arise. I am committed to being your realtor for life.