Buyer Resources

Thinking of Buying? Many consumers consider selling their home directly but eventually turn to REALTORS®. Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with REALTORS® working with buyers, arranging and staffing open houses, and coordinating with other professionals in the sales process.

Frequently Asked Question’s

Q: How will I/We know it is the property for us?? It is like Falling In Love… that is the simplest explanation… You know when you know! 🙂

Q: What is my cost to purchase? A buyer typically covers all costs associated with home inspections, financing, title company closing fee and other negotiable items.  Be sure to ask your lender for a Good Faith Estimate of your lending costs.

Q: How long does it take to close a sale? A: The closing date is a negotiable item. On average it takes 30-60 days to close an escrow for sale. There are so many options for living ~ that it is important to provide support and service to my buyers that balances locally based information with their home search needs. It is my priority to spend quality time in a buyer’s search process in order to find a property that best suits their needs.

Offering Buyer & Seller Services with a diverse understanding & focus in mind!

For Buyers:

  • Comprehensive home search based on specific criteria outlined by you
  • MLS (Multiple Listing Service), online auto-search program specific to your needs, regional networking for properties that may not be publicly advertised
  • Informative approach in the home search process, balancing your needs with the realities of the market area
  • Full Service Resources to support buyers – Locally based and nationally recognized lenders, established title services, inspection and legal resource directory

Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. An agent can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, an agent can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, an agent will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, an agent will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.

Closing
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In some areas, the escrow or title company handles the closing process, while in other areas an attorney handles it. Regardless of where you’re buying, a real estate agent can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Please see the link below for the NAR: National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. What to expect when working with a Real Estate Professional.  

http://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/2018-code-of-ethics-standards-of-practice

 

 


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