Buying A Home With Stephen
Know What You're Shopping For Before You Start
You need to decide between a home that meets your needs vrs. one that fulfills your desires. You will be more satisfied in the long run if you satisfy your needs first then some of your desires.
Get Pre-Approved For A Loan Before You Start Shopping For A Home
You will want to know how much you can and are willing to spend on a home before you start looking so that you don't waste your time looking at homes that are not in your price range as well as having any issues taken care of before you find the right property for you.
The desirability and resale value of your home-to-be depend on location more than an other single factor. After all, buying a home is also an investment.
A Willing Team To Help You
As a Realtor I have a great team from mortgage lenders, home inspectors, home warranty reps and escrow companies to ensure a smooth and pleasant transaction.
Finding The Right Property For You
I will ask you several questions about what you're looking for and what you can afford and I'll listen carefully to your answers in finding the home that is right for you Although you will be searching homes on the internet, I will searching for you as well. I do an update of the inventory every day and will promptly notify you of an properties that may interest you.
Hire A Professional Home Inspector
This is one of the most important investment you will ever make. I strongly advise that you are present for the home inspection, not just to check out the condition of the property, but to become more familiar with the home that you are purchasing as well.
Negotiating The Best Deal For You
Part of being a great negotiator is knowledge. I always learn as much as I can about the seller's situation, i.e. why are they selling, how many days has the property been on the market, have there been any other offers, have there been any price reductions. These are important facts to know in negotiating a good deal for you.
Helping You Every Step Of The Way
During your entire home buying process I will be with you every step of the way from finding the right property, contract negotiations, inspection issues, appraisal of the property to the close of escrow and afterwards as you will be my client for life.