I like to sit down with my buyers to figure out what they really want vs. what they really need. There is a huge difference. I help the buyer decide on a home that meets both needs. I have always been very patient with my buyers, as purchasing a home is a big decision. Going through the process of buying a home is important to discuss in length. There are a lot of steps in this process which buyers should know about in advance. For example, on the contract it states that you have 17 days to do your inspections. What are the positives and negatives of this? This is all very important and needs to be discussed from the beginning. Per contract you have 17 days to get the appraisal done and 21 days to see if you can get a loan.
Some listing agents try to lower this contingency period. Is this a bad or a good thing? What kind of inspections do you need to do? All of these questions are very crucial to know going into escrow. Are there things we can do to help us with a multiple offer situation? I have been helping buyers since 2003 and so I have learned a lot, some of which other agents may not have yet experienced. What neighborhoods might be good for you price wise, school wise, work wise, etc. Is there a neighborhood you like, but you can’t seem to find anything you like on the multiple listing service? I have helped a lot of buyers in that same situation by getting them homes not yet on the market. There is a lot to know and understand on the contract, of which I have years of experience with, which in turn helps me help you. A common question I get is, “Should I offer lower than asking, or higher?” Every situation is different and there are a lot of factors.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 818-392-8550 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org