Buying a home doesn't have to be complicated - you can hire a professional who will help you along the way. I will help you make your decision based on facts, not fears.
Seven main roles of a buyer’s real estate agent
The typical real estate transaction involves teams of separate individuals: insurance assessors, mortgage brokers and underwriters, inspectors, appraisers, escrow officers, buyer's agents, seller's agents, bankers, title researchers, and a number of other individuals whose actions and decisions have to be orchestrated in order to perform in harmony and get a home sale closed.
Seven important questions to ask your agent
Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent:
It is my responsibility to expertly coordinate all the professionals involved in your home purchase and to act as the advocate for you and your interests throughout.
While you may find the thought of home ownership thrilling, the thought of taking on a mortgage may be downright chilling. Many first-time buyers start out confused about the process, or nervous about making such a large financial commitment.From start to finish, you will follow a six-step, easy-to-understand process to securing the financing for your first home.
Six steps to Financing a Home
You may think that shopping for homes starts with jumping in the car and driving all over town. And it's true that hopping in the car to go look is probably the most exciting part of the home-buying process. However, driving around is fun for only so long. If weeks go by without finding what you're looking for, the fun can fade pretty fast. That's why looking for your home should begin with carefully assessing your values, wants, and needs, both for the short and long terms.
Questions to consider
I will keep your priorities in mind, to make sure that you don’t compromise on something that really matters, or overlook something that could fit most of your important needs.
I will provide my market analysis to guide your offer price as well as discuss the contract, and answer any questions about specific terms and conditions that must be agreed upon.
I will coordinate any inspections, and discuss any issues with you to help you decide which issues might make or break a deal for you, and if there is a way to solve them.
The final stage of the home buying process is the lender's confirmation of the home's value and legal statue, and your continued credit-worthiness. This entails a survey, appraisal, title search, and a final check of your credit and finance. I will keep you posted on how each if progressing, but your work is pretty much done.
You will have a few preclosing responsibilities:
I will explain everything to give you clear expectations, and assist you in completing all requirements, so that closing can become a momentous conclusion to your home-searching process, and a commencement of your home-owning experience.