Buying Your Home or Investment Property
From buying your first property to investing in an income property, we make the process smooth and stress free so that you can focus on what matters most to you.
LEARNING YOUR OBJECTIVES
What is your motivation to buy?
What price range are you considering?
What is your timeline to move?
Do you need to sell?
What’s on your top ten list?
What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
PLANNING & PREPARATION
Discuss objectives and process
Select a lender and begin loan approval process
Obtain loan approval letter
Sign exclusive buyer-broker agreement
UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET
Analysis of active, pending and sold transactions
Personal timing and seasonal considerations
Market forces; supply v. demand
FINDING YOUR HOME
Browse and review online listings
Notification of new and off-market properties
Preview properties during caravan for clients
Attend open houses
Set up private showings
INSPECTIONS & DISCLOSURES
Schedule all desired home inspections
Review all disclosures and reports
Provide list of scheduled maintenance plans
Approve or negotiate repairs based on the inspection reports and contractor’s estimates
Review and approve preliminary tile report
Meet deadlines and remove contingencies
Schedule final walk-through prior to close of escrow
OFFERS & NEGOTIATIONS
Learn about the Purchase Contract
Discuss multiple-offer strategies (as needed)
Offer presentation and highlighting buyer strengths
Negotiate to optimize price and terms
Review property report
Acceptance of offer/counter offers
Review closing statement from escrow
Meet with escrow to sign loan documents
Arrange to wire the down payment and closing cost
Transfer utilities and services to new location
Closing, key delivery and celebration
Notify escrow of acceptance with executed contract
Wire initial deposit to escrow per terms of agreement
Notify lender to begin the loan and order appraisal
Sign and return opening package
Provide escrow with vesting (title) information
WORKING TOGETHER AGAIN
Staying in touch
Second homes and investment properties
Providing resources and introductions
Referrals, testimonials, and reviews
Continuing relationship through service to maintain the home’s value