Many first time buyers and
relocation buyers are not familiar with competent professionals in the
different fields. We are pleased to recommend professionals when
requested by the buyer. We are often requested to recommend all
professionals and set up all the appointments.
We gladly provide this referral service to our
buyers. We do not
receive any compensation or referral fee from referred professionals.
We simply recommend professionals who excel in their field.
We are pleased when the buyer knows and uses
other competent professionals.
Our concern is that the buyer is comfortable with the
professionals working for them.
The process begins when the buyers share with us
what they are looking for in their future home.
Information such as
minimum square footage, acceptable school districts, number of
bedrooms, general location, garage size and price range create the
search criteria we use to locate available properties. The search
criteria may be modified at any time to broaden or narrow the search.
We provide fact filled information sheets to the
buyer for each property that matches the search criteria.
The buyer then tells us the properties selected for viewing.
We arrange a showing of each property for the
buyer and accompany the buyer, pointing out not only the good features
but also any bad features. We
also advise the buyer about the general resale history of the
neighborhood and any positive or negative factors concerning the
property or neighborhood.
Once a buyer becomes interested in a particular
property, we will research the property.
We can usually find out what the seller originally paid for the
property, how long the property has been on the market, what other
properties in the area actually sold for, and how long they took to
sell. We will also try to
find out the sellers' situation concerning their reason to sell.
After reviewing the research
information with the buyer, we will suggest different offer scenarios.
Once the buyer has decided to make an offer, we prepare an offer to
purchase and contract. The offer
will be prepared with the appropriate provisions, conditions, and contingencies
necessary to protect the buyer. We will review the offer in detail with the buyer before it
is presented to the seller.
Our job then turns to
promoting the buyer and the offer to the seller. We make our buyers and their offers as attractive as possible
to the seller. We
negotiate with the seller at the direction of the buyer until we have
a deal or the until the buyer decides it is time to withdraw the offer
and look elsewhere.
Once the offer is accepted, we arrange all
inspections requested by the buyer.
We will attend all inspections, and we encourage the buyer to
also attend them. When the
buyer is unable to attend an inspection, we will review a report of
the results in detail.
It is not uncommon for the inspectors to find
repair issues that need to be addressed.
We advise the buyer which issues to request the seller to fix.
We prepare a "list of
requested repairs" for presentation to the seller. We then
negotiate the repair issues at the direction of the buyer.
After the repair issues have been successfully
negotiated, we will monitor all of the details that are involved in
closing and advise the buyer in a timely manner what needs to be done.
We will be in constant contact with the lender, the listing agent, the
seller, and the closing attorney making sure that everyone is doing
will arrange a final walk through inspection of the house prior to
closing. We will attend the walk through inspection with the
buyer to make sure that the house is in acceptable condition and that
all contract conditions have been met.
We always attend the closing with the buyer.
The closing usually takes 30-45 minutes and involves signing
documents, which the buyer’s attorney will explain.
When the transaction has been worked correctly,
the closing should be an event enjoyed by everyone. However, should an unexpected problem occur, we will be there
to help solve it.