For Buyers

If you are searching for a new home, start here!

You likely have many questions: Is now a good time to buy a home? What are my financing options? What neighborhoods can I afford? Should I buy a fixer-upper or a remodeled home?

As your agent, my goal is to provide you with the real estate knowledge, insight, and perspective to make good decisions when purchasing a home. I take a very educational, consultative approach in working with you throughout the home purchasing process, never pressuring you in any way.

If you would like my assistance in helping you achieve your real estate goals, contact me.

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Four Phases of Buying a Home


  • Define your goals & objectives
  • Overview of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) areas, statistics, and maps
  • Discuss qualities of “blue chip” properties
  • Review loan pre-approval
  • Create plan of action
  • Meet with mortgage representative and submit application
  • Verify purchase price range
  • Estimate timeline from offer to closing
  • Liquidate necessary funds
  • Receive pre-approval
  • Meet with insurance broker
  • Verify availability of insurance
  • Determine specific information/actions needed by broker to issue insurance
  • Review standard elements of offer contract
  • Clarify questions with Jeff
  • Write letter of introduction


  • Narrow options for MLS areas, home type, and price range
  • Establish MLS auto-search
  • Tour neighborhoods and begin process of elimination
  • Visit open homes within price range
  • Tour properties with Jeff
  • Move quickly when a winner is identified
  • Tour selected property with Jeff
  • Determine offer date and time
  • Drive and walk around neighborhood
  • Review disclosure documents
  • Verify school districts (if appropriate)


  • Meet with Jeff to write offer
  • Tender deposit check
  • Deliver letter of introduction
  • Make the other person walk away
  • Look for trade-offs
  • Seek a win-win solution
  • Determine if new inspections and/or a walk-through are needed
  • Negotiate any newly discovered fix-its
  • Verify appraisal and ability to close escrow on agreed-upon date
  • Remove contingencies


  • Generate buyer’s file as management tool
  • Submit deposit to escrow
  • Submit contract to lender
  • Monitor loan process closely
  • Meet appraiser at property
  • Meet with inspectors (if any)
  • Review all reports and disclosures
  • Review final settlement statement
  • Accompany you to escrow sign-off
  • Final walk-through checklist
  • Verify possession from seller
  • Final review and update of buyer’s file



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