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Real Estate Buyer Video

Home buyers, like yourself, deserve the best real estate professional available. It may come as a big surprise to most, that 90% of the real estate sold in this country is sold by the top 10% of real estate agents. There are continuous changes in the real estate marketplace and it is imperative to select an experienced agent to ensure a smooth transaction. As your Realtor®, my goal is to guide you through all aspects of buying your home.

Once we begin the home buying process, there are three important steps we’ll need to consider: Qualifying, Location, and Closing.

Qualifying: A common mistake made by many homebuyers is to immediately start shopping for homes without pre-qualifying for a loan with a lender. By pre-qualifying you can assure sellers that you have the resources necessary to purchase their home. Sellers are more likely to accept an offer from buyers that have already been approved for a loan. I have cultivated relationships with the most reputable lenders offering the lowest rates while providing my clients the most reliable financing options available. For cash buyers, it is imperative as well to have proof of funds that are available.

Location: The next step in buying your new home, is finding a Location that is right for you.  Keep in mind what neighborhoods you would like to be in, as well as what schools, places of worship and shopping centers will be nearby.  You may want to drive around the general area in which you plan to purchase a home.  If you see an open house or new construction community you’d like to tour, be sure to let the representative or owner know that you have already committed to working with me, your Realtor®. 

Once we’ve found the home that’s right for you, I will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis, also known as a CMA to determine if the home is priced correctly. As your Realtor®, I will then provide you with an expert opinion of the properties’ value keeping your best interests in mind. Based on this information, I will help you establish a realistic offering price to be presented to the Seller. The offer will include price, financing terms and any contingencies concerning the inspections or appraisals to be completed by licensed professionals.

Closing: Once an agreement has been negotiated, the next step is to make sure all the details for the closing have been completed. As your Realtor®, I will guide you from contract to closing by working directly with the escrow and title companies, mortgage brokers, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors, real estate attorneys, and other professionals necessary to secure a smooth transaction.  There are numerous legal documents and reports that are required by law to be completed accurately before transferring ownership of a property to you.

As your Realtor®, helping you buy a new home becomes my number one priority. By working together, I’m confident we’ll find the best location for the best price. If you are looking for a house to become your home or looking to add to your real estate portfolio, I know my team of professionals represent the best this area has to offer.

Ready to make a move? Call or text me at 954-240-8074 today!


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