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STEPS TO TAKE AS YOU PREPARE TO BUY YOUR NEXT HOME
You have made the decision to embark on what may be the biggest financial transaction of your life, and I am honored to assist you on this exciting journey. First and foremost, let us take the time to identify the type of home you are looking for. Regardless of your timeframe, it’s important to understand your preferences in style, location and price.
It is crucial to obtain a preapproval for a mortgage loan early on in your home search. This will provide you with a clear understanding of your preapproved loan amount and the impact of different loan amounts on your monthly mortgage payment. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently shop for your dream home within your budget. Moreover, a preapproval strengthens your offer as it demonstrates to sellers that you have a lender who has already preapproved your loan.
Is it possible to shop for, view, and make an offer on a home without the assistance of a Real Estate Agent? Technically, yes. However, why would you when it costs you nothing for our team to take much of the stress off your shoulders? Not only will I help identify properties that match your preferences, arrange showings, and navigate the offer process, but my expertise in the local market can be invaluable. I may be able to steer you away from unsuitable properties and highlight hidden gems. As your Realtor, I can also provide tips that will help you find your dream home for the right price.
STEP 4: FIND THE RIGHT HOME
My efforts to find your perfect home will be ongoing and tenacious. I will be continuously searching my network, attending open houses and staying updated on upcoming and new listings to find you a great home that reflects your preferences and budget. I will arrange showings of homes you’re interested in, take notes about what you like and don’t like, and make sure to pay attention to details. I understand that my job is to get you the property that you want at the right price! This should be the most enjoyable step of the entire process other than moving in!
STEP 5: NEGOTIATIONS
In my role as your Realtor, I am fully dedicated to representing you and safeguarding your interests throughout the pivotal negotiation phase. Besides obtaining a favorable price, we will also need to agree upon terms, conditions, timelines, and possession details. I will lead you through this process, ensuring that we negotiate the most advantageous terms on your behalf and facilitate a smooth path to closing.
After your offer is accepted, I will ensure that you are connected with trusted experts to ensure a seamless transaction. I will manage all the various components of the process, such as coordinating with the inspector, appraiser, title company, your mortgage lender, and the seller to ensure a timely closing with minimal uncertainty and surprises. My objective is to provide unparalleled service and achieve excellent results.
STEP 7: FINALIZE THE SALE
Once your final walkthrough is complete, I will help facilitate all the needed steps for you to be confident in a successful closing and transfer of funds. I will help you review closing disclosures and ensure you have all the necessary items for the closing date. When the closing is finalized, you will receive a BIG congratulations on becoming a new homeowner!