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I love real estate, I'm an MLS junkie. I am always familiar with the current homes on the market and I know neighborhood values well. I can help you determine which properties in your search are fairly-priced and in good condition.
Your First Step
Your first steps are to decide where you would like to be and the kind of home you would like to be in. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves." Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider quadrant (north, south, east, or west side); community and neighborhood (schools, recreation facilities, access to work and leisure). Think about home styles. How much space and property do you need?
Once you know what you want, motivation will be high - use it! Take the time to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or online in a matter of minutes. Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
After you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I will find only properties that fit your needs. I have the best possible resources available to help you locate available homes that match your specifications. (You can start searching right away in the "search mls" section on my website.) Once we identify a few properties that peak your interest, we hit the pavement and start viewing listings in person. There is nothing like physically being in a home to assess if it is the one for you.
The End Game
Once we zero in on the home that is right for you, I will help you analyze the current market, the property's history and gather all relevant information so we can put together a competitive offer. I am a skilled negotiator and will work relentlessly on your behalf to get you the best deal possible.
Buying a house is a big deal. It should feel good - something to celebrate! Let's work together, keep things smart, simple, effective and happy, and get you into your dream home.