Embarking on the journey to find your dream home is an exciting and significant endeavor. When choosing a realtor, it's crucial to partner with someone who not only understands the local market but is also dedicated to ensuring your home-buying experience is smooth and successful.
With a wealth of experience in real estate, I bring a seasoned perspective to the table. Over the years, I have successfully guided numerous buyers through the complexities of the market, ensuring they make informed decisions that align with their goals.
Real estate is not just a job for me; it's a full-time commitment. This dedication allows me to be readily available to address your needs, conduct thorough research, and promptly respond to opportunities that align with your criteria.
As a local expert, I possess an in-depth understanding of the neighborhoods, school districts, and amenities that matter most to you. This knowledge enables me to match your preferences with the perfect community, ensuring you find a home that meets both your lifestyle and investment goals.
Staying abreast of market trends is crucial in real estate. I am committed to providing you with the latest market insights, ensuring you are well informed about current conditions, pricing trends, and opportunities that may arise
A successful realtor must be an adept negotiator. I take pride in my ability to secure favorable terms for my clients. Whether it's negotiating the purchase price, terms of the contract, or addressing any contingencies, I am dedicated to getting you the best deal possible.
Clear and timely communication is paramount in the home-buying process. I prioritize keeping you informed every step of the way, providing you with the information you need to make confident decisions.
Being well-connected in the real estate industry is a significant advantage. My network includes professionals such as mortgage brokers, inspectors, and contractors, ensuring you have access to a reliable team of experts to support your home-buying journey.
Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much you can afford to invest in your new home.
While knowing how much you can afford is the first step, sellers will be much more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. You also will avoid being disappointed when going after the homes you are interested in that may be out of your price range. With pre-approval, the buyer applies for a mortgage and receives a commitment in writing from a lender. This way, assuming the home you're interested in is at or under the amount you are pre-qualified for, the seller knows immediately that you are a serious buyer for their home. Costs for pre-approvals are generally nominal and lenders will usually permit you to pay them when you close your loan.
Make 2 lists. The first should include items you must have (i.e., the desired bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, etc.). The second list is your wishes, things you would like to have (Backyard, Pool, additional upgrades, etc.) but that aren't necessary. Realistically for first-time buyers, you probably won't get everything on your wish list, but it will keep you on track for what you're looking for.
Consider hiring your own real estate agent, one who is working for you and specializes in your needs.
In a convenient location, keep handy the items that will assist you in maximizing your home search efforts. Such items may include:
When searching for your new home ask yourself the following questions. Does this home really meet your needs? Does it financially make sense? Be Thorough: A few extra dollars well spent now may save you big expenses in the long run. Don't forget such essentials as:
Check to see that no changes have been made that weren't agreed on (i.e., closing cost, repairs, etc.). All the above may seem rather overwhelming. That's why having a professional represent you and keep track of all the details for you is highly recommended. Please email us or call us directly to discuss any of these matters in further detail.
Edna is certified as a Military Relocation Specialist. Her goal is to ensure that all clients are treated with respect, honesty, and integrity. Ensuring that all client's best interests are satisfied is priority number one.