What a Home Buyer’s Agent Can Do For You
Information – Provide you with the necessary information regarding the community, trends in the real estate market and past appreciation rates for neighborhoods, that allows you to make an informed decision.
Ask Questions and Listen – Carefully to your answers in order to understand exactly what you want and need in a new home.
Estimate A Price Range – Work with you to figure out the estimated price range that will be best for you and help you become pre-qualified by a lender.
Review Purchase Agreement – Show you a copy of the purchase agreement forms that we use so you will have an opportunity to review them and ask questions prior to making a decision.
Select Properties – Carefully pick out properties now on the market, including houses listed by other real estate companies and those not in MLS that seem to meet your needs and financial requirements. Research these properties to identify any problems or issues.
Consult With Other Sales Associates – If you need information on communities outside my service area.
Show Homes – Show you homes that seem to meet your requirements regardless of which real estate company has it listed or advertised.
Estimate of Costs – Give you an estimate of the total amount of cash needed to buy the home you choose, including down payment, closing costs, and a breakdown of projected monthly payments.
Market Analysis – Prepare a competitive Market Analysis of your chosen property to verify the value and assure you that you are paying a reasonable and fair price.
Prepare and Present Offer – Advise you on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected property, and present the offer to the seller’s agent and the seller on the your behalf.
Buyer’s Advocate – Act as an advocate and negotiator to obtain the lowest price and best terms for you.
Financing – Assist you in securing appropriate financing for the selected property.
Seller’s Disclosure Statement – Request that the seller complete the Seller’s Disclosure Statement regarding property condition and give a copy to you. Urge you to obtain a property inspection report from a reputable inspection firm.
Related Services – Give you information as needed regarding related services such as: homeowner’s insurance, title insurance, home inspection, home warranty, and settlement procedures. Provide a list of qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, etc.) if needed.
Representation – Most importantly, I will fully represent you throughout the real estate transaction. I will help you with the details and keep you informed every step of the way. I will attend the closing with you, and I will keep in touch after the sale to assist you with your future real estate needs.