Because there are so many factors to consider, finding the right house can be a daunting process. It can also be a very fun process if you work with the right agent. As a professional Realtor®, I can act as your personal advisor and negotiator. I will show you homes that match your criteria, guide you through the home buying process and negotiate the best possible price for your home.
It’s helpful to narrow down the process by asking yourself what it is you want in a home. If you can make a list of what you want (and what you don’t) you’re halfway there. Focus on location and general qualities of the property. Don’t go after an exact price or a particular feature, such as a deck. Price can be worked out in negotiations with the seller and a good-quality home in a good location can be tailored to your specific needs later. If you can’t afford what you want where you want it, sacrifice something inside the house rather than sacrificing the location. You can add an additional bathroom or install hardwood floors to bring a house up to your standards, but you can’t improve the neighborhood. What makes a good location? The most important factors are neighborhood appearance, quality of schools, crime rate, transit, and shopping.
I will help you find the perfect home that not only fits your lifestyle now but will have great resale value in the future if you decide to move. Because I am a local expert, I can provide you with information on schools, shopping, and other local amenities. I can also provide you with community information on utilities, zoning, public transportation, new construction projects, planned road improvements, parks, etc. My knowledge of the area, local laws, fees, customs, and market conditions will give you a leg up when hunting for the perfect home.