FIRST AND FOREMOST
Evaluate your assets and buying power.
What are your liquid assets? Are you able to purchase solely with cash only? What is the timing of asset conversion to cash?
Have a frank conversation with a reputable lender.
Discuss credit scores, down payment capability, and income.
Get a loan pre-approval.
Then you know how much you can afford to spend on a home.
What do you want to buy? Why? What fits your needs?
Think about location, size of home, unique qualities, your commute, access to services, maintenance required.
I will listen to you and help you to bridge the gap between your desires and what is possible and available in our market. I will be your sounding board.
SHOPPING FOR A HOME
I watch the market multiple times every day to see what is new, coming soon, or back on the market.
I inform you about choices and tradeoffs in our market.
I will email, text, call, often so we have effective communication.
I will get you in to see the homes that are of interest.
I will advise and inform you about areas.
I will inform you of market trends.
NEGOTIATING AND CLOSING PLAN
Time is of the essence, and the contract is king
- Write an intelligent offer, price and terms considered
- Negotiate based on the market, and buyer/seller preferences
- Home Inspection
- Pest Inspection
- Request for Repair and proposed changes
REVIEW THE TRANSACTION CHECKLIST REGULARLY
Be pro-active. Look for potential problems before they happen.
Be productive. Get signatures and copies to the right people on time.
Paperwork DEFINES the transaction.
- Seller Requirements
- Buyer Requirements
- Escrow, Lender, Title, Inspections
- Contingencies – Contract dates
- Completeness of forms
Follow Up is critical to a successful sale
Time is of the essence
I will do what needs to be done.