Info for buyers

Don’t make a life altering mistake when purchasing a home. I see people make expensive mistakes every day.  Be educated and learn about the market and the neighborhood you will love to call home.  The real estate business and the market have changed alot just in the past few years.  Be sure you do your homework and have a knowledgeable REALTOR® to assist you early on in the process.


If you’d like to know about the home buying process, we’d love to tell you all about it.  Check out the infographic for an overview of the process and Contact me for your own personalized buyer consultation.Road-Map-106611Contact us!

Five Reasons to buy your home with a REALTOR®

1. Get access to all the most up to date listings.  You can search the area MLS for FREE on my homesearch site HERE

2. Know  the facts on properties you’re interested in.

3. Negotiate with the help of a real estate professional.

4. Finance your home smoother and faster.

5. Make a solid investment that pays off down the road.

New homes for sale hit the market daily. As your representative, we’ll be in regular contact with sellers and other real estate agents to ensure you see all the newest listings right away, whether or not they’re made public. Often, our clients can put in offers with little or no competition and walk away with an impressive deal on the property of their choice. Your agent will also make sure you focus on seeing the properties that meet your needs and investment preferences, so that you don’t spend time on listings that aren’t of interest. As you compare the best deals, we’ll help you research important information about the home, its history, neighborhood, zoning issues, utilities, and nearby plans for development.

Many real estate transactions include an extensive negotiating process, and as your Buyer’s Agency it will be OUR job to represent you and get the best deal possible.  Keep in mind that there is more to the total cost of homebuying than just the price!  Besides the importance of the property price and costs of financing, there also are numerous buyer and seller concessions and contingencies that can make a major impact on whether or not a property is acceptable to you or an offer is acceptable to a seller.

Offering and negotiating an appropriate price is extremely important for you as a buyer to get you in the home you want and at the best price.  Don’t rely on “best guesses” or automated systems and websites that are known to be highly error prone–or even list prices that may be set too high or low.  As a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor through the National Association of Realtors, I can provide you with insight and expertise to determine the right price to offer on your future home. 

We’ll also ensure you obtain property inspections,  help you to follow up on agreed-on repair work, and handle paperwork related to the sale. We can also help coordinate the financing for your invesment, and work directly with your lender to provide you with a seamless service package.

Because of the way Real Estate transactions are compensated, it is typically the seller who pays the commission to the involved agents.  That means that the services of a Buyer’s Agent are almost always at no cost to you as a home buyer!

Working with a dedicated agent on your next home purchase will save you time, minimize stress, and add professional assurance to every step of the process. With the guarantee of a solid investment, the decision could also make you more wealthy when it’s time to sell. To get in touch with us today, please contact us anytime!

STEP 1.  Preapproval:

A critical step early in searching for a home is to see how much home you may afford and to talk with your favorate lender to get preapproval.  If you don’t have a favorite lender yet, let us know and we can give you a list of some awesome folks to work with.

STEP 2. Search for Central Alabama Real Estate:

Just remember: Browsing the listings for weeks or months is one way search out the deals, but weighing the investment potential of each property can be difficult, and quite a few homes for sale are never listed publicly.  You may also find the most desirable properties tend to move more quickly, so it’s important to see new listings and price changes as soon as possible.  Don’t hesitate to to contact us to get up to date information and to help you sort out your options.