My Buyers Guide

Start the Home Finding Process


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Defining Your Ideal Home

The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. 
The following questions will help me find your ideal home:

How many people will be living in your household?

What would you consider a comfortable commute?

What are the most important activities for the members of your household?

What is something you disliked about the house or area where you lived previously?

What are one or more features you liked most about homes you’ve lived in previously?

What are the most “must have” features of your ideal home and neighborhood?

 

Look Ahead to the Homefinding Process

The following questions will help identify how finding and buying a home can be an enjoyable experience for you:

What is your timeframe?

Who will be included in the homefinding and buying decisions?

Thinking of previous homefinding experiences, what were the most positive features of those experiences?

Were there any unpleasant features of your previous homefinding experiences that you hope to avoid this time?

What are your expectations of me as your real estate professional?

What specific services and support do you expect?

 

Your Single Source for Property Information

I have access to virtually every property for sale in this market, regardless of whether or not it is being offered by a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate sales professional, and will show you the homes that best match your requirements including:

All homes marketed by our network members

All properties listed by other brokers through the Multiple Listing Services (MLS)

Properties not on the open market yet

Many properties offered by “For Sale by Owner”

Properties advertised in newspapers or buyers’ guide

Properties advertised on the Internet

Open houses

Properties displaying “For Sale” signs

 

How to Look at Homes

Discovering the right home should be an exciting event. As a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee sales professional, my commitment is to make your home search as stress-free as possible.

Identifying up-front what is affordable

I will select only those properties that most closely meet your unique needs 
and interests

We will schedule time to look at homes and neighborhoods

If the seller or their real estate professional is at the property when we are there, 
it would be best for you to limit your conversation with them

You can use the Homefinding Worksheets I give you to evaluate each property

To help me find the right home for you, I will ask you to tell me your thoughts about each property you see – the positives and negatives

We will continue to assess your needs and buying criteria

 

Submitting An Offer

Once you have found the right property, the next step 
is to make the offer to the seller.

Determine the price you want to offer

Decide on financing

Decide on other issues that are important to you such as:

Items of personal property you want included

Home Service Plan, inspections, repairs, lien search, etc.

Closing date and possession

I will present your offer and negotiate with the seller through their sales professional for your best interests

Once you have reached an agreement with the seller, you will have a firm contract to purchase the home

 

How I can Help You

I will apply my knowledge and expertise to help you find the right home. 
Here is what you can expect from me:

I will work with you at every stage of the homefinding process, from the initial selection of properties to view, through the presentation of a purchase offer, to obtaining financing and the completion of the transaction.

We will want to agree to a system of regular communication so that you can be kept informed at all times.

I will give you reliable information and solid advice so that you can make informed decisions.

It is my hope that you will be so pleased with my service that you will turn to me for advice on your future real estate needs.