EVALUATE WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN YOUR HOME.
Buying Your New Home
Once you have selected the home you want to purchase the following steps will be taken to secure your new home purchase.
• Make offer to purchase and negotiate
• Offer accepted
• Professional inspections (home inspection, termite, etc,)
• Title work and appraisal
• Walk-through and final closing
• Home Warranty
• Continued service and resource for real estate needs
Preparing an offer
As your buyer's agent, we will work with you to prepare an offer that is to your satisfaction and provides us with a strong case for negotiations. The more realistic your offer the more seriously it will be considered. We will include a check for earnest money which will endorse the seriousness of the offer.
Things to consider when determining to offer
• Features of the house: location, age, size of house and lot, physical condition, upcoming growth in area
• Market data: interest rates, availability of financing, qualified buyer demand, prices of recent sales in the neighborhood
• Competition: number of properties available, their price and terms, their location and physical condition, how long they've been on the market
We will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) with information on properties with similar features to the one you are creating an offer for. It will describe homes that are currently on the market, sold recently, and homes that with withdrawn from the market.
We will present your written offer to the seller's agent and negotiate on your behalf. The sellers has the option to 1) accept your offer as is 2) reject it completely 3) write a counter offer. We will communicate to you the seller's response and, if necessary, suggest further negotiating options. An accepted offer leads to a legally binding purchase contract.
A title insurance policy is based on a search of public records that discloses whether any others have a legal claim to the property. It insures you against loss due to certain title defects.
An opinion of the property's current market value by an independent appraiser. It compares the value of the home to others of similar size, features, physical condition and location. An appraisal is required by most lenders.
Walk-thru prior to settlement
We will walk the property prior to settlement to confirm it is in the condition as stated in the contract. We will assist in resolving any issues prior to settlement.
Monitoring the Progress
As your realtor we will track the completion of all contingencies and conditions required under your purchase contract. We will keep you informed of the progress and any concerns.