Buyer Tips

Buying a home is often a roller coaster of emotions. From the time taken to find the right place, securing financing, inspections and finally moving in, I want you to make sure these emotions don’t cloud your business judgement. What does that mean?

Imagine the Property Vacant.
How will your own furniture fill the space? With my Interior Design experience I can help you see past the color on the walls and the Sellers own décor.

Income + Lifestyle = Mortgage Payment.
Honestly discuss your income level and living expenses with your me (your agent). Think about future considerations like children, add-ons, and amenities. Qualifying for a large mortgage doesn’t mean you want to spend that much.

Viewing Homes
Selecting the right home is often a process of elimination. The number of properties you view (usually 5-10) should give you a good perspective of the market in the communities your are interested in. When you find the right property, you will know.

Pick your Team
By aligning yourself with the right real estate professional (that’s me) you will have an entire team at your disposal. Each of us will work hand in hand for your benefit.

Be a Detective
Ask lots of questions and be detail conscious. Check out costs of utilities, taxes, maintenance and home owner dues if applicable. Make sure all utilities (gas, electricity, and water) are on during your viewing.

Do a Final Walk Thru
Add a term in your contract allowing you a pre possession walk thru of the property. Be absolutely positive the property is in the condition agreed upon in the contract. Things that could be spotted in the walk thru are often unintentionally overlooked. Let me help correct them.

Plan for Flexibility
Closing dates are not written in stone. Allow for contingencies and have a back up plan in case you or the seller need a little more time to conclude the final arrangements. These types of circumstances are not uncommon in a real estate transaction.

If It’s Not in Writing, It Doesn’t Exist
All promises and discussion should be in writing. Don’t make assumptions or believe assurances. Even the best intentions can be misinterpreted. Both you and I will make sure to keep a log of all discussions and get the Seller’s written approval on all agreements.

Be open, honest and up front with your team. Take the time to select the right team and your home purchase will be a pleasing and memorable experience. I would like to Earn the Right to do Business with you and become your Preferred Realtor.