We have been helping buyers move into homes they love for more than 25 years! No matter if you are a first-time homebuyer, are relocating to the area or are looking to downsize, purchasing a new home is a big milestone and there are a lot of moving parts and things to consider. We are here to walk you through the process every step of the way.
Sellers list their homes with real estate agents to ensure professional representation throughout the home selling process. As a buyer, you deserve the same kind of representation. A Buyer Agent brings the experience, knowledge and network of professionals needed to get the job done right. There is a lot that we do along the way:
The process begins with a meeting to access your wants, needs and desires including home styles, types and sizes, locations, your personal timetable, financing strategy and any other special considerations. We then formulate a buying plan just for you.
You need to determine your buying power which is defined by your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. Knowing the amount you are qualified to borrow will keep your home search goals realistic and get your new home search off to a good start. We work with a number of excellent mortgage officers in the area and will refer you to the lenders that will be the best fit for you.
Any agent can help you find properties already on the market but we go the extra mile to also search for off-market opportunities. Because things more so quickly in our market, it is important that we actively search for homes for our buyers. Here are some of the things you can expect...
Only you can make the final decision on the property that is right for you, but we can provide adjective data about each home (neighborhood data, utilities, schools, zoning, etc.) so your decision is well informed. In fact, we perform the same analysis on a home's value for our buyer clients that we do for a seller before listing their home. It is part of our job to be sure you are making a good investment.
Price is not the only consideration when structuring a purchase and sale agreement. There are other elements that are equally as important to you and to a seller such as the type of financing you are using, your building inspection plans, your timeframe for closing and the amount of your deposit. Each property and each seller is unique and we have the experience to structure an offer that will protect your interests and lead to a successful closing.
Getting a property under contract is a BIG step in the process but there are inevitably issues that come up after we go under contract that might include inspection items, boundary line or title issues and appraisals to name just a few. We have the experience and resources to handle any issues that come up along the way, negotiating a solution with the sellers and their agent and getting you to the closing table.
Finding you the right home is only part of our job. A lot has to happen between signing the purchase and sale agreement and moving into your new home! There are lots of disclosures and paperwork, timelines that need to be strictly followed and needed services from other professionals such as inspectors, appraisers, surveyors, attorneys and title companies. We are here to manage and take care of all the details for you and to make the buying process as seamless and easy as possible.
Make sure you have someone who is working just for you - not the seller - and is walking you through each step of the homebuying process with your goals, needs and interests in mind all the way to your move-in day and beyond. As Exclusive Buyer Agents, we are those advisors and we are excited to help you find your new home. Let's get started!