We will apply our knowledge and expertise to help our clients find the right home.
Below is a home buying guide we hope you will find helpful.
Here is what you can expect from us:
We will work for you at every stage of the home finding process, from the initial selection of properties to view, through the presentation of a purchase offer, to obtain financing and the completion of the transaction.
We will communicate frequently with you. We will need to agree to a system of regular contacts (whether by email, in person, on the phone or by text) so you will be kept informed at all times.
We will give you reliable information and solid advice so you can make informed decisions. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions.
We will work to find the home that's just right for you. Your needs, interests and priorities will be our guide.
It's our goal that you will be so pleased with our service that you will recommend us to your friends and turn to us for advice on all your future real estate needs.
Determine your priorities and needs
Review "agency" choices and select
appropriate working relationship
Discuss financing options
Find the Right Home
Tour properties based on criteria
Evaluate each property with us
Choose the right home!
Complete the Settlement Process
Deposit of earnest money
Review of seller's property disclosures
Review preliminary title report
Remove any remaining contingencies
Arrange for home owners insurance
Arrange for home warranty
Arrange for movers
Final walk-through of property
Provide balance of down payment
Final loan approval
Recording of title
Select a mortgage company
Consult with a loan officer
Complete loan application
Preparing an Offer
Review comparable sales
Review progress of loan pre-approval
Decide on terms
Defining your Ideal Home
The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. The following questions may help you describe the things that are most important to you in your ideal home and neighborhood.
Your Needs Come First
Finding and buying the right home is a highly personalized process, and it all begins by identifying your needs. As you think about finding a home, the following worksheets will help you clarify your wants and needs.
These worksheets explore areas such as:
The values, interests and priorities you want this move to support
The features you are looking for in a home
How a neighborhood can best match your needs and lifestyle
How the home finding process should be tailored to fit your plans
The support you expect to receive from us
When real estate professionals work with buyers and sellers, “agency”
relationships are established. As you start working with a real estate
professional, you will receive a clear explanation of the current agency
laws, so that you understand these important issues.
There are three kinds of agency relationships:
Buyer’s agent - represents the buyer during the home buying process. The buyer’s real estate professional (agent) has a fiduciary responsibility to represent the buyer’s best interests, including reasonable care, loyalty and confidentiality.
Seller’s agent - represents the interests of the seller and has a fiduciary responsibility of reasonable care, loyalty, confidentiality and disclosure to the seller. A seller’s real estate professional (agent) works to assist the seller in locating a buyer and in negotiating a transaction suitable to the seller’s specific needs.
Disclosed limited agent - represents the interests of both the buyer and the seller, during the same
transaction. A dual agent has responsibilities to both buyer and seller and must act in the best interests
of both parties. This can be done only with the written permission of both clients.
Your Single Source for Info
Our Buyside platform alerts us to available homes that are not yet listed.
In today’s market, this can be invaluable service for buyers.
I also have access to information about virtually every home for sale in this
market, and will show you the homes that best match your requirements,
• All homes marketed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate
• All homes listed by other brokers through the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)
• Homes not necessarily on the open market yet
• Many homes offered “For Sale By Owner”
Mobile Technology Benefits My Buyers
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate professionals have
access to an advanced mobile technology platform. That mobility is your
I have access to everything I need to serve my clients from anywhere, at any time. That includes accessing all current RMLS properties, photos, maps, showing instructions and more. If you drive by what may feel like the home of your dreams, I have the tools to find out all the details on that home, on the spot.
Our mobile office platform brings together the most critical communications elements:
You can view, sign and engage with any of my forms and reports on your smart phone or tablet.
Use my GPS-enabled mobile app on your mobile device and see all available listings nearby appear on a map as you drive through an area.
I can access email, faxes, voicemail messages and scanned documents at any time.
My phone system transfers important calls to me, so I never miss an important communication related to you or your transaction.
I receive instant notification when homes that meet your criteria hit the market.