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The Seller will have professional representation. Will YOU as Buyer?
Sellers list their homes with real estate agents to assure professional representation throughout the home selling process. Sellers' brokerage fees pay the Buyer's agent--Sellers pay the fees!As a Buyer, you deserve the same kind of service.We can help!The two main reasons people buy homes are: 1- tax advantages and 2 - investment potential. "Property taxes" and "qualified home interst" are deductible. The largest investment for most people is their home. In the long run, investments in homes far outpace inflation. Homeowners build equity and can borrow against that equity.
The following steps detail the home buying process.
Initial interview.If you are not paying cash for a home; you, as a potential buyer, must apply for a loan.You need to provide home search information.View and select a property meeting your needs.Make an offer - Negotiate the offer.Contract accepted - Earnest Money deposited.Conduct a property inspection of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structrual aspects of the property.Property appraisal - the property must also qualify for your loan.A Title Search will be done verifying ownership of property can betransfered to you with clear title.Settlement/Close of escrow/Possession.
What things are most important to you in a home?
Are schools important? If yes, which ones and why?Where do you want to live?What style of home do you prefer?When do you want to move in?How many bedrooms do you need?How many baths do you need?How many living areas do you want?What size of garage/parking is important to you?Where do you work? Think about the commute.What is your best time to look at homes?If we found the right home for you today, would therebe anything that could keep you from buying it today?Does anyone else have to approve of your purchase?
MLS Member: as members of the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, we can show you any property. If you should see an ad in the paper or a sign in a yard, call one of us to find out the information. If you want to see it, we will show it to you.For Sale By Owner: A homeowner offering his home for sell is usually doing so in hopes of saving the commission. Coincidentally, this is the reason a buyer wants to deal directly with a homeowner. Can this same amount of money be saved twice? Is the property priced correctly? Many times a homeowner will work with an agent, even though his home is not listed.As a buyer represented by our services, please let us contact the owner andset the appointment to see the property.
As a serious buyer, you should apply for a loan and obtain approval before you find the home you want to buy.
The benefits to a pre-approval are:You look at the "right" homes.You save money dealing with a comfortable seller.You close more quickly.You minimize trauma of not knowing whether or not you qualify.We can recommend quality lenders!
You should include a provision in the sales contract that gives you the right to inspect the property to insure you are buying a quality home.
You should be confident in the overall condition of your new home. Don't be surprised by major defects not disclosed or known by the seller. You can learn how systems in the home have been maintained. Receive an expert's advice. There are inspection companies that provide services of this type. You should accompany the inspector to ask questions and receive a written report itemizing any areas of concern. A home inspection is completed to insure you are buying a quality home. If repairs are needed, you can request the seller make them in accordance with the provisions of the sales contract.While a home inspection doesn't quarantee that everything will remain in good working order, it does help you to be an informed buyer.Walk-through the property prior to close of escrow to confirm the propertyis substantially the same as when you made the offer and anyrequested repairs have been completed to your satisfaction.
As an additional benefit, a Home Protection Plan can be purchased.
Some sellers will provide this coverage. If the seller does not, you can purchase the coverage. It is good for one year on selected items such as Central Heating System, Central Air System, Interior Plumbing, Built-in Apliances and more. Ask us for a brochure.
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***LOYALTY - The real estate agent mustact in the best interest of the buyer.***OBEDIENCE - The real estate agent must follow the lawful instructions.***DISCLOSURE OF ALL MATERIAL FACTS -Examples but not limited to: Relationships between agent and other parties Existence of other offers Status of earnest money Property's true worth Legal effect of important contract provisions***CONFIDENTIALITY - Any discussions, facts, orinformation that should not be revealed to othersbut does not include responsibility of fairness andhonesty in dealings with all parties.***ACCOUNTING IN DEALINGS - Reporting of whereany money placed in the hands of the broker is kept.***REASONABLE SKILL AND CARE - Arriving at areasonable purchase price and advising buyer ofsuch. Affirmatively discovering material facts anddisclosing them to the buyer. Investigating thematerial facts related to the sale.
IF WE WILL:Make our best effort to find the home to meet your needs.Commit our time, resources, and experience to find your home.Incur all our time and administrative expenses.Continue the home search until your home is purchased...WILL YOU:Inform us if your plans change.Allow us to show you all homes available(MLS, builder, for sale by owner).Tell us if you feel the need to talk to another agent.Work with us until we find you the right home!