Looking for your ideal home on your own, without a Realtor, means someone else might find it first. As your buyer's agent I can zero in on the homes that best meet your requirements, arrange your showings, and negotiate the best terms and price for you.
I will help you figure the price range you can afford and search the multiple listing services for homes you'll want to see. With immediate access to homes as soon as they're put on the market, I can save you hours of wasted driving-around time. When it's time to make an offer on a home, I will point out ways to structure your deal to save you money, guide you through the paperwork, and be there to hold your hand and answer last-minute questions when you sign the final papers at closing.
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"Maureen not only helped us find a house for our then current needs with a 1-year-old, but she also helped us think through what we would want in a home and a neighborhood with a growing family. Now that we have 2 boys (ages 7 & 4) who are growing fast, we could not imagine a better home or community. And Maureen was instrumental in helping us find it and to help us imagine our future here. Thanks, Mo!"
I specialize in local market trends and can help you with everything from gathering community information to taking a home tour to finding moving services. First time buyers, feel confident with a professional at your side to guide you through the maze of homes, documents and mortgage options. Are you ready to get serious about finding and buying your ideal home?
Pre-approval for a home loan is a good gauge of how much you can borrow and it shows home sellers that you have the backing to buy. Know your total budget, which not only includes the price of the home but also closing costs and fees. Closing costs include taxes, lender fees and title fees a homebuyer pays at settlement. Title insurance protects against losses and legal expenses you may incur should a claim arise and question your ownership.
Also consider post-purchase expenses such as moving fees, security systems and furnishings, property taxes, utility bills, etc.
Anticipate your future needs, such as will your family be growing or will your job location be changing? Prioritize your list and decide what features are a must have and what amenities can be sacrificed. Having a vision of what you want makes it easier to communicate what you are looking for.
Only you can decide what location is best for you. A few considerations include: How far do you want to commute to your job? Are the community schools highly rated? Do you require nearby neighborhood services such as public transportation, shopping and senior resources? You should also think about the location’s impact on the resale value of the property if you are anticipating selling in the next few years.
When you find a home that meets your needs, I will help determine an appropriate price and negotiate the offer on your behalf. I may suggest getting a home inspection, which is a great way to find any potential "hiccups" you didn't see during the initial home tour. If anything needs attention, we can go back to the seller to discuss items that should be taken care of before purchasing the home.
At the closing - the final step in completing a real estate transaction, ownership of the property is transferred to you and any costs incurred by either the buyer or the seller beyond the price of the property itself are paid. Once the final papers have been signed and you have the keys to your new home, it's time to move! I am here to help make the process go more smoothly. Coldwell Banker's exclusive Concierge program combined with my local expertise will assist you with the services you need before, during and after you move.