this is how most buyers determine if this is the right time.
Is it time to make a move.? You may have already done the following things, if not, it’s a good way to start.
Play with a mortgage calculator to get an idea of payment and price relationship.
Look online at homes for sale. Find what style of home and features you like.
Physically explore neighborhoods to discover which areas would fit.
Make note about your wants and needs.
Most important … be sure that all decisions makers are up to speed!
- NOW WHAT?
If this is the right time to find your dream home?
Please be aware! It’s tempting to work with an inexperienced or discount buyer’s agent without first having a strategy meeting to understand the market, the purchase agreements and your expectations. Unfortunately this is just setting yourself up to fail. You must be prepared to make strong offers for the best homes at any price point. There are several issues to address and important strategies you need to know before becoming a serious buyer. Work with an agent that will supply all the advantages and full real estate services.
1. Make an appointment to meet with me.
Our initial meeting is so important. Closing on homes for sale is a complicated process and can be very stressful.
- I will address all of your expectations and concerns.
- Then we will discuss the home search and buying processes,
- Your financing and approval letter,
- The protections in the purchase agreement,
- Learn negotiating strategies.
When we are done, we will have a strategy in place to get you into your next home “Stress Free”.
2. Contact Kenton Becker of American Pacific Mortgage.
Kenton helps us with a starting point for your loan qualification and terms. Over the years, has earned my trust to get the job done efficiently while being empathetic to my clients. The right lender is more than the loan rate. If you are already approved for your loan, I commend you. I still recommend that you let Kenton review and explain that lender’s good faith Estimate. We often find errors or misleading numbers. You are encouraged to talk to other lenders.
3. Bring all your questions and concerns to our meeting.
Another one of the important real estate services is being able to explain and comfort a buyer. Questions and concerns are the biggest factor that stops buyers from winning in this market. I have found that only when the buyer understands the process, their financing and the protections in the purchase agreement can they move forward “Stress Free” and from that point working with your buyers agent is a fun process.
4. Use the NWMLS Search Portal daily
This portal is truly the only app designed for you to have direct access to the NWMLS database. It is also the only way for us to be on the same page during your property search. Several times, the portal has been the difference in finding the right home or not. Zillow, Redfin or Realtor and HomeSnap will be great to get additional information about the homes we find with the NWMLS Portal. Watch a short video on using the NWMLS Property Search Portal.
5. Be available to view possible properties.
Look at the emails with new properties that you receive from the Portal as they come in. I will see that you mark the properties you like and set appointments to view them. I will notify you daily if I see that the properties are piling up. As your buyer’s agent, I ask that you follow my system. By doing so, you will be so far ahead of most buyers. You will be able to confidently make quick decisions which could be the difference in mutual acceptance, closing and moving into the right home.
Still have questions? Send me an email.
Let’s discuss your expectations and concerns. We can look at, the process, some valuable questions to ask your lender, an overview of the buyer protections built-into the purchase agreement and a few critical negotiation tips. New client meetings are on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.