When you finally make the decision to purchase a home, the next most important decision is to find a REALTOR® who is knowledgeable about the community you want to live in. Even more important is to engage a REALTOR® who has the time to provide a thorough review of your wants and needs, and develop a comprehensive plan to find exactly what you are looking for. After all, this process is about you finding a place to call home.
During an initial consultation we will ask questions and listen thoughtfully to your responses to help determine your specific needs for a home, and we will use that information to develop your personalized search criteria. Using our state of the art listing alert and home search platform from RealScout, you will be setup with a search that brings homes that best match your preference to the top of the search list. All properties within the system are reviewed to determine their proximity to local amenities, their visual characteristics, and they are tagged to aid your search.
After the initial consultation, we can provide you with a local mortgage lender contact for loan pre-approval based on the needs discussed. There are certain lenders that specialize in FHA, VA, or other specialty loans, and there are also certain lenders that have better rates and/or terms with their loans. We will assist in getting you in touch with the best lender to meet your goals. We also have an in-house lender that can assist you with pre-approval if you are interested. Just ask, and we will be glad to provide the referral.
Many buyers are searching based on price, schools and/or commute requirements. For the most up to date pricing and school information for the local area, please visit the communities tab built into my website. When we get together to view properties we can also acquaint you with many of the local hidden gems and amenities in the area.
Once the initial consultation is completed and a pre-approval has been obtained, it is time to start looking for homes. Our listing alert system is going to be an integral part of this process as it will act as a communication platform regarding the properties available for sale. If there is a property you would like to view, you can request showings directly through the Realscout platform with a quick click of a button.
Some buyers find their perfect home on the first tour with their Agent, and some buyers take a little more time to see enough homes to create the picture of an ideal home. We will work with you during this time to help you hone your thinking and make sure you stay on track with your goals and wishes for a home. Many agents will push you toward any home that you show interest in, but we believe it is important to discuss how the home fits into your life and what you are looking to accomplish before preparing an offer.
Once you find the the home that is right for you, we will assist in preparing an offer for the home. The steps of this process involve some of the following activities:
The close of escrow is not the end of our service. We are available for you to discuss any details regarding your home, and also provide vendor recommendations to make your homeownership experience an enjoyable one.