"For Sale to Sold"
Buying a Home
Whatever your reasons for buying, finding the right home in the perfect neighborhood, and at a cost that is within your budget, is no small task. That's why many buyers choose to work with a full-service, licensed real estate professional, like myself, to guide you through the process. I have detailed information about properties for sale by every company, and can make appointments to see any home that you're interested in.
Help you find the home that best meets your needs in the most efficient timeframe.
Provide current market data to assist you in making informed decisions.
Help you understand all the terms, processes, and documents involved in a real estate transaction.
Represent your needs through skilled negotiations and effective communication.
Provide you with a peace-of-mind that all details are being handled in a professional and efficient manner.
Answer the phone when you call, return your emails, texts and other forms of communications promptly.
THE BUYING PROCESS
Purchase And Sale Agreement
Once an offer on a property has been made by you, as the buyer, and accepted by the seller, you enter into a legally binding contract known as a Purchase and Sale Agreement. This document outlines the specific terms and conditions of the transaction and is acknowledged by both parties by the signing of the document. There are often specific timelines of performance for either or both parties.
Once a buyer and seller reach mutual acceptance on a property, a home inspector is hired by you, the buyer, to investigate every nook and cranny to determine if the home is in need of any repairs. An inspector will check items, such as the roof, attic, patio, exterior, foundation, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, complete structure, plumbing, and electrical. Afterwards, as the buyer, you will have a chance to negotiate with the sellers to cover the costs of certain repairs or to ask for concessions.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, negotiation is the key to getting the best deal. Negotiations can involve everything from settling on a sales price to concessions and financing. As your buyer's agent, I am expereienced and trained as an expert negotiator whose job it is to represent your interests during the give and take of a real estate transaction.
You may already be pre-approved, but now that you’re closer to the actual purchase price, you’ll be working more in-depth with your lender on your final loan approval. To learn more about this process, my preferred lender is available to walk you through the steps.
You will receive a full report detailing the property history for you and your lender to ensure there are no legal encumbrances between you as the a new owner and the property you purchased.
Once the offer is accepted and a closing date agreed upon, escrow allows the buyer and the seller to have an outside party ensure all parts of the contact are complete. As your buyer's agent, I will help coordination the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete.
At closing, all the paperwork is signed by the buyer and seller, both parties pay any settlement fees and the documents are officially recorded. Prior to closing, you'll receive a settlement statement outlining any fees which may apply to you. After closing is finalized and recorded, I will call you, arrange a time to meet with your keys, the home is yours!
See Your Home Buyer's Guide below