the home buyer’s journey

The home buying process can be very exciting as you search for home. It can also feel stressful and at times overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Understanding what to expect can help ease your journey. That’s where I come in.

I AM HERE TO EMPOWER YOU

Having professional representation through one of the most important decisions (and transactions) of your life is wise. As an Agent and REALTOR®, my primary commitment to buyers is to educate and inform them of their options.

Beyond the day-to-day of showings, preparing contracts, and negotiating terms, I’m here to support your needs, address your questions and concerns, and offer you guidance. I am dedicated to your journey, and invested in getting you results.

RESOURCES FOR HOME BUYERS

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MY PROCESS

Everyone has different preferences and expectations of the home buying process. I have outlined the key stages in the home buying process, and how I work fluidly with my clients to support their precise needs.

Connect

The first step is for us to connect. We meet up virtually, over the phone, in-person, whatever you prefer.

We’ll discuss:

  • Your home goals
  • Timing
  • Finances
  • Your expectations
  • Next steps

Search

Next, I’ll set you up with an automatic search email with the MLS. As you see homes that pique your interest, I’ll arrange showings.

We’ll review:

  • Home condition
  • Key features to you
  • Local details
  • Market value
  • Making an offer

Strategize

Making a winning offer today requires strategy. We’ll define your limits, and clarify the value of the home to you.

We’ll  establish:

  • Competitive options
  • Proposed value
  • Your terms
  • Financing details
  • Timing details
  • Your responsibilities if accepted

Coordinate

Offer accepted! Now you have several timely action items to address and I’m here to help coordinate and advise.

Action items:

  • Submit mortgage application
  • Order home inspection
  • Negotiate remedy terms (where applicable)
  • Send earnest money deposit to title company
  • Appraisal considerations and negotiations (where applicable)

Close

Appraisal is at or above purchase price, and we’re “clear to close!” I’ll review documents and final home conditions with you to ensure you’re getting what you asked for.

Final steps:

  • Closing statement
  • Home walk-thru
  • Transfer necessary funds
  • Sign closing documents
  • Collect the keys!

For more detail on the home buying process and how I support your journey home, download my free home buyer’s guide.

SPECIAL OFFER

As an exclusive offer to my clients, any new home buyers, including those who just sold and are buying again, qualify for a Smart Home Upgrade. This offer includes a nest Hello Doorbell, a nest Thermostat E and a Google Home Mini, with optional home installation by a Nest Pro. Ask me for further details.