Buying a home is a big deal. The financial and emotional stakes are high – but the rewards can pay dividends for a lifetime. Plain and simple, owning a home can improve your quality of life, provide stability and give you a sense of control you just can’t get from renting. You have a place to live when you rent, but buying is something much deeper and better. The financial impact of owning a “piece of the rock” is enormous, and I aim to help you to not only purchase a roof to have over your head, but to make sure that your return on investment is successful in the long run.
The Importance of a Buyer’s Agent
A real estate transaction is a complex process involving stacks of paperwork and a number of outside service providers and contractors. When serving as your buyer’s agent, I will guide you through the process, answering your questions and serving as your advocate. I will help you find the property that fits your needs, submit offers and counteroffers, suggest a good property inspector and other professionals, and provide all sorts of relevant advice. I’ll work by your side, and behind the scenes, looking out for your interests every step of the way. I’ll be your rock when things go sideways, and make sure you get the right property, at the right price, and at the right time. It’s never too early to sit down and go over the process to make sure you are an informed consumer. Feel free to call/text/email if you’d like to find a time to discuss the purchasing process.
Where I Want You Searching for Homes
It would be my pleasure to set you up with a market watch search that will automatically update you with information about homes you’d be interested in. In the meantime, the best place for the information is the actual local MLS. Ours is called the WVMLS, for the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service at www.wvmls.com.
Why I Don’t Want You Using Third-Party Sites:
All of the other sites you’ve likely heard of, like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and even Realtor.com and ReMax.com pull their information from the local MLS. The problem is that mistakes are made in the process, and that the information takes time to be updated on these third-party sites, especially the first few I listed.
Often someone will call me to inquire about a home that is already under contract with another buyer, because they are on a site other than WVMLS, where the information has yet to be updated. In real estate, “Time is of the Essence”, and I don’t want you lagging behind!
Client Connect Login:
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Selling a Home
Making the decision, preparing the property for sale, marketing the home to buyers and other brokers, keeping it clean, waiting for a buyer, negotiating with offers, and advancing to the closing table – every step is a big deal. This is a huge financial transaction with many emotional aspects. But with my help you will get it done – and it may even be easier that you anticipate.
When I help a client sell their property, I take pride in guiding them every step of the way. This includes:
- Pricing the home (see below)
- Preparing the home for sale
- Possible staging
- Professional photography
- Marketing the property to achieve maximum exposure to both Realtors and the public
- Structuring and negotiating the sale in its entirety
What’s My Home Worth?
I take great care in pricing homes. If you’d like to see what a computer thinks your home is worth, click the link below. Go for it, it’s fun! However, if you’d like a legitimate Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), let me know. To truly price a home requires seeing it and then pulling comparable sales. I’m happy to do this if you’re thinking about selling, need help with estate planning, or if you’re just curious about how much equity you’ve got.
When it does come time to get your property sold and make a move, I’m ready to go. I’ll make sure we price it right, market it to get maximum exposure, and get top dollar and a smooth transaction.
If you’re curious as to what your home is worth (rough estimate only!), click here.