Buying a home can be very exciting, but it also means making decisions that will have long-term financial consequences. That’s why good advice from a trustworthy and experienced real estate professional is crucial. Here are just a few areas where I can help:
1) Narrowing your search to the best candidates
Searching listings on the Web can be fun, but with so much out there, it can be a time-consuming and overwhelming process. After gaining an understanding of your needs, I can research available properties to find ones that are both a good investment and a great place to live.
How am I different? Anyone can “show you around.” What you really need is someone who understands what to look for and who can give you sound advice. There’s no such thing as the perfect home, so it’s helpful to have a knowledgeable professional who can point out the things that might be cause for concern. For the minor things, I can suggest inexpensive changes that can turn a promising home into something that’s more suitable for you, while also improving its value.
2) A professional negotiator to get you a good price
This is truly one of my strong suits, as my past clients will tell you. I’ll put my experience and natural negotiating talents to work for you to help obtain the best possible price and terms.
How? The better prepared you are, the better leverage you have. By knowing the market better than the competition, I can negotiate on your behalf from a position of strength.
3) Help with obtaining financing
Some real estate professionals like to think of themselves as financing professionals, too. I’m not one of them. Mortgage programs and requirements change too quickly for anyone who isn’t doing financing full time to truly give you the most accurate rates or the latest program that will get you the most bang for your buck.
Instead, if you need assistance arranging financing, I’ll introduce you to a mortgage banker who will help you with everything you need. I can also assist in getting you “pre-approved” at no cost, rather than just “pre-qualified.” This can put you in a better negotiating position when you are ready to make an offer.
And a few more things…
Getting your offer accepted is just the first step to closing your purchase. I can help you through each step, with lists of local real estate attorneys, recommendations on home inspectors, pest inspectors, surveyors and more. I’ll even help coordinate inspection appointments if needed.
And remember, from your first showing to settlement, you’ll have an advantage with professional, prestigious RE/MAX representation — the #1 real estate franchise in New Jersey.
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