Inspections and Disclosures
Working Together Again
Finding Your Home
Browse and review online listings
Notification of new and off-market properties
Attend open houses
Select your ideal location and home
Offers and Negotiation Strategies
Learn about the Purchase Contract
Discuss multiple-offer strategies (as needed)
Offer presentation and highlighting buyer strengths
Negotiate to optimize price and terms
Acceptance of offer/counter-offers
You are ready to buy a home. Are you aware of the forces at work in today’s real estate market? Multiple offers are commonplace, cash is king and even though lenders are offering the lowest interest rates of a lifetime, those loans come with very strict guidelines. All of these factors have a real impact on what you need to do before attending your first Open House. Are you prepared for this?
To purchase a home, only the most prepared buyers can truly compete for the finest properties. George Martin takes the time from Day One to relieve you of the uncertainty of this process. We truly listen to you and prepare you to meet your objectives and enjoy what can be an emotional journey. Genuine trust is exchanged and you are on your way forward.
Outlining Your Objectives
What is your motivation to buy?
What price range are you considering?
What is your timeline to move?
What are your ideal features and "non-negotiables"?
What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
Planning and Preparation
Discuss objectives and process
Select a lender and begin loan approval process
Obtain loan approval letter
Sign exclusive buyer-agency agreement
Research neighborhoods of interest
Understanding the Market
Analysis of active, pending and sold transactions
Review contracts and timelines
Personal timing and seasonal considerations
Market forces; supply v. demand, macro v. micro