As a buyer's agent, I feel a personal connection is vital. Choosing an agent that you feel is honest, approachable and eager to get to know you and your needs is imperative when buying a home. No two buyers are alike, they all have different needs and concerns and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know each buyer, personally, prior to showing property. Nothing is more satisfying than finding buyers their "dream home" and, in the process, developing a friendship that continues beyond the closing table.
Below is a list of some of services I will provide, as your buyer agent, in order to make the process smooth and worry-free.
Be an adviser and advocate during the entire home buying process
Take time to uncover the buyer’s needs and wants as well as what’s motivating their purchase
Educate buyers on current market conditions
Provide Lender contacts, if one hasn’t been chosen (to get the pre-approval process started)
Find a way for buyers to attain as many of their needs as possible when dealing with the realities of the marketplace and/or specific financial constraints
Research homes in the area and sort through active listings to make suggestions after cross-referencing buyer’s needs (i.e. Which homes are located in areas that have retained home values? Which homes are located inside good school districts? Lower taxed areas? Easy work commutes? etc.)
Help buyers achieve their lifestyle needs with a different set of features than originally anticipated (this is particularly useful when dealing with financial constraints)
Aid buyers in narrowing their search until they have identified their top choices
Handle the ins and outs of the negotiation process including the preparation of all necessary forms when making an offer and/or counteroffer
Provide oversight and follow up for any inspections deemed necessary
Counsel buyers on how to handle any repairs needed on the property
Be present at closing to ensure that all the buyer’s interests are protected