Getting Started: A Message From Penny
Congratulations! You are about to embark on the exciting new journey of finding your family home. Most people will only purchase a few homes in their lifetime. This is one of the largest financial decisions of your life. I believe that for you to feel comfortable during this process, you will need to be well equipped and armed with up-to-date information. Contact us today to ask for our free booklet containing information about me, my team, and the home-buying process, as well as other information you will find helpful.
You’ll be at Home with Penny!
Best Wishes for your Exciting Journey!
– Penny M.
“If you don’t know where you’re going … you’ll probably end up somewhere else!”
“To Achieve An Objective – Create a Plan!”
If you plan to buy a home soon, you’ll also need to know “where you’re going.” For an enjoyable home buying experience, you must first build a road map to your new home. Make a list of priorities which will lead to your objective – “A New Home.”
The first priority is establishing a time frame. Let’s discuss the dates by which you would like to move into your home, how to secure financing and then complete the purchase.
Create a detailed description of what your house should look like. Your “must haves” and your “wish list”. Write down every feature and amenity, including the Architectural Style, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, school system and any other special requirement. The more specific, the better.
Once you have a lengthy list of preferences, number them in the order of their greatest importance to you. This step is important because some items may have to be compromised in favor of those at the top of your list. There is no home that will meet all of your objectives.
By creating your “Road Map” in advance, you will arrive quickly at your new home …
– Penny M.
Why Use a Buyer’s agent?
“It may be the largest single expense of your life, so why not have professional representation?”
- A Buyer’s Agent works for you, while a Seller’s Agent works for the seller (which means they may work against you)!
- A Buyer’s Agent promises to represent you and takes good care of you. A Seller’s Agent promises “not to mislead you.”
- A Buyer’s Agent negotiates the best price and terms for you. A Seller’s Agent negotiates the best price and terms for the seller.
- A Buyer’s Agent owes you the fiduciary duties of Undivided Loyalty, Reasonable Care, Disclosure, Obedience to Lawful Instruction, Confidentiality and Accountability, provided however, that the Agent must disclose known material defects in the Real Estate.
- A Buyer’s Agent will protect your confidentiality on all matters including but not limited to finances, motivation, personal circumstances and feedback. A Seller’s Agent must not disclose to you any information that is not in the best interest of the seller, other than honest, factual disclosures about the property and must disclose to the seller any information about you that is known and can work against you.
- A buyer’s Agent is more motivated to spot problems, to investigate potential issues, to counsel you on the market and the community, to preview properties and to advise on future salability.
- A Buyer’s Agent may cost you very little, but may save you thousands!