THE BUYING AND SELLING PROCESS

 

I know that there is a lot of emotion, stress and anticipation involved in buying a home, or in selling the home that you have lived in for any number of years.  Both ways, it is a highly personal undertaking. That is why I have fine-tuned a series of guidelines and marketing tools to help guide you through the process efficiently. I have found that my clients have appreciated this “close touch” professional assistance, and many have personally expressed their thanks along-the-way. This is when I truly know I have done my job well, both personally and professionally.

 

BUYING YOUR HOME

 

The Initial Meeting

This will be scheduled when and where it is most convenient for you. I will either come to your home or meet at my office to thoroughly review and understand your wants and needs in a home.

Do you have a target neighborhood, or would you like to examine the different neighborhood options together?  Are you interested in urban village type of living, where walking is a way of life?  Is there a particular school that is important to your overall family development? I want to know all about you and your priorities in order to place you in the perfect home.

I will discuss the type of home that will best fit your situation: a free-standing single family home; a townhome; a condominium; different types of investment properties; even a buildable lot on which you may construct the home of your choice.

Perhaps energy efficiency and sustainability is your priority. I am well equipped in this arena to focus your search around green properties.

If your preferred choice is a more architecturally significant luxury type of home, I have deep experience with this particular market segment as well.

 

Financial Considerations

Most buyers have financial goals and/or limitations. I can introduce you to some exceptional lenders who can help you secure pre-approval for a loan, ensuring that you are competitive in today’s fast-moving market. This helps guarantee that when you find the perfect home, you can make an immediate competitive offer. This will also help us to focus your search and make it realistic within your target price range whether for affordability or your desire to keep to a particular budget.

 

Searching for your Home

I set up customized searches for my clients, refined to properties that meet their desired criteria. When new listings that fit your search hit the market, you will be immediately notified. Should you wish to tour a property, I will make sure you are able to do so in a timely manner. My tools allow us to work together in a virtual portal, discussing properties, categorizing possibilities and setting up tours.

 

Assessing the Home

I have the experience to objectively assess a property in terms of your present and future needs. If a home needs work or improvements, I have the perspective to help you visualize your options and negotiate appropriately. If the seller holds to selling a property “as-is”, I can bring in our trusted and proven contractors to provide you with estimates for the improvements you want to make after purchase, and help you to move ahead on your own timetable. Either way, I can advise you as to what the current value of a property is, and what the future resale value might be should you enhance features of the home.

 

Negotiating the Offer

I have more than a decade of experience in helping my clients secure their ideal homes in all market conditions. I know what constitutes a compelling offer, how to strategically negotiate offers to final acceptance, and efficiently navigate the inspection process. Additionally, the respect I hold amongst my peers gives my clients an extra edge in this competitive market.

 

Managing the Purchase to Closing

Details.  Details.  Details. But that’s where I shine; to make sure the many parties involved in the closing process are communicating well and performing on time. My trusted and proven Title and Escrow Companies, and first-rate Lenders help to minimize any bumps along the way. I also have access to a team of transaction coordinators/assistants staying on top of the details and moving pieces of the transaction.

 

CONTACT ME TODAY  AND I WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED ON THE ROAD TO A SUCCESSFUL HOME PURCHASE .