Being a Buyer doesn't have to be hard!
When buying a home I take the buying process as seriously as my buyers do and offer quality services to my clients. When you are ready to purchase your home, make sure you hire someone whom you trust, and with the experience and the attention to detail that you deserve. Here are some of the steps I will take to find your perfect home:
Distinguish between your Wants and your Needs. This is the single most important step. By asking you a series of questions, I will establish what you are looking for. My goal is not to waste your time by looking at properties that are not in your price range or homes that don't meet your needs. Throughout the buying process, I will maintain your confidentiality and represent your best interests.
Help You Get Pre-Qualified. This step will show you how much you can afford. This is accomplished by speaking with your Financial Institution and establishing what monthly payments you are comfortable with.
Home Shopping. I will use every available method to locate a property that matches your search criteria. This will include properties listed with our office, offered through other Real Estate companies, as well as unlisted properties which are for sale by owner.
You will be informed of all known facts about the property that are likely to affect your decision. When I find the home that meets your criteria, I will assist you in writing an offer and will act as your Realtor link between you and the Seller and the Seller's Agent. It's my Job to find you a Home....but it is my Privilege to help you achieve your home-ownership goals.
So, what's next?
When we get a chance to actually sit down and talk, we will interview each other and make sure there is a good match and an understanding of needs, wants and expectations.
I'll will take a few minutes to explain how I represent my clients. It's important that you understand how I earn my professional fee, the duties that I owe to you and what I expect in return. Two important aspects are outlined below, Real Estate Agency and the Buyer-Broker Employment Agreement.
“REAL ESTATE AGENCY DISCLOSURE AND ELECTION”
It's not an employment agreement. As the name implies, it is intended to provide an in-depth explanation of the responsibilities of brokers to Buyers or Sellers. Additionally, it allows those in either role to decide the issue of dual agency. Limited dual agency allows an agent to represent both parties with certain restrictions.
“BUYER-BROKER EXCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT”
This is an employment agreement. Just as the Seller has a formal agreement with the Listing Broker, this agreement establishes a formal relationship between the Buyer and his chosen representative. The Arizona Department of Real Estate recommends the use of this form in every transaction.
I'm of the firm belief that folks have every right to interview agents, and even work with them briefly on a trial basis, before they decide to commit to signing a Buyers Broker Agreement. And even then, if the client is not happy with the agent's performance, then they have every right to cancel that contract.
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