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Path to Your Dream Home

Buying a home can be an intimidating process; I make it easy for clients. Let’s get you started by scheduling a meeting to talk it all over or use my buying blueprint below as a guideline!

Looking to Buy a Home?

Getting Pre-approved

Getting pre-approved by your lender will solidify your price range and show home sellers that you are a serious buyer. It’s a formal written commitment from your lender for a certain mortgage amount. Many sellers will not entertain contracts for buyers who are not pre-approved because there is no way for them to be sure that the buyer can afford it! I highly recommend that you shop around when it comes to lenders because rates may vary drastically. If you would like some personal references of mine, feel free to call or email me!

Professional Representation with a Fighting Spirit

Having a Realtor that you can trust that is focused on you and not a commission is essential! All too often I’ve seen real estate agents compromise their buyers’ negotiation stance prematurely to close a deal and receive a check. When choosing a realtor, consider their training and certifications that they bring to the table. I personally have devoted my time and money to become a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) and Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA).

Organized, Level-Headed, & Focused

When it comes to the top home opportunities on the market, they can go fast! You need to stay on top of current inventory, coming soon homes, and ones that reenter the market so you do not miss out. Setting up Zillow alerts with general parameters can help, but a daily comprehensive search is generally necessary. Once you establish your list, you are ready to line up private showings for each property. When viewing a home, imagine it empty and then imagine you living in it. Staging often adds inflated charm to a home, it’s important to be able to see through that. I strongly recommend using a real estate agent because ultimately it’s the seller that will pay for them.

Be Quick to the Punch, then Slow Down

Competition can be fun, but not when you’re buying a home. By getting to your dream home first before other buyers, you can start negotiating without any other offers on the table. If it becomes a multiple offer situation, it is unlikely that you will be able to purchase it at a favorable price.

Be Thorough, No Corner-Cutting

When it comes to a big financial decision like a home purchase, there are real monetary consequences for mistakes and oversights. I take care of all of this and more for my clients. If you’re going to go at it alone, be sure to not forget to:

  • Complete a full price analysis on the property and the neighborhood before putting down an offer. Do not assume the listing agent or homeowner knows.
  • Include all necessary contingencies and addendums based on the property and your situation.
  • Have the property meticulously inspected by a trusted professional inspector.
  • Know your closing costs so that you can prepare for those when it comes time for closing.
  • Request a final walk-through the day before closing so that you can ensure that no changes have been made to the property since the contract was agreed upon. Are the appliances that the seller agreed to convey still there?..

Feeling a Little Overwhelmed?

There’s a lot that goes into strategically buying a home and it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. That is why having an experienced, organized, and highly trained real estate professional is highly recommended. Please email or call me directly to discuss these matters in greater detail.

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