Our Steps in Representing Buyers


  • Writing the contract: I have over 20 years of experience writing contracts for my clients.
  • Negotiating the sale: I work hard for my clients helping them achieve their real estate goals. I provide the facts and will look out for their best interest.
  • Asking for personal property and a home warranty: I can save you thousands of dollars by asking for items to convey with the property.
  • Reviewing the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement, CLUE report and Title Report: Having a pair of educated eyes looking for issues on your behalf can be important. A buyer will also be reviewing these items but I can also point out items to protect your interest.
  • Ordering and Conducting inspections: You want a thorough inspection, not the least expensive. However, I can “bundle” inspection services to help keep your costs down. Knowing the companies that give discounts for combining the home and termite inspections and possibly even the home warranty can be a benefit to you.
  • Negotiating Repairs in the Buyer’s Inspection Notice: An objective dialogue regarding warranted versus non-warranted items is important and can save a buyer hundreds or thousands in repair costs, knowing what to ask for and being able to negotiate on the buyer’s behalf is important.
  • Dealing with the Lender: There are multiple advantages in dealing with a lender that an exclusive agent will bring to the table, from picking a lender to maximizing available programs and minimizing costs. Also, preparing a strong Pre-Qualification form, communicating on a regular basis, being timely in getting the appraisal ordered, reviewing all loan documents as they are submitted, discussing issues or additional required documents before they cause delays and getting the loan documents to escrow in time to close.
  • Handling Appraisal Issues: If the appraisal comes in low, what are your options? An agent representing the buyer can discuss options with the buyer such as possibly getting the appraisal adjusted or possibly negotiating a new sales price.
  • Cure Periods-When to Issue/How to respond: In today’s market, more sellers are issuing cures. I will review all options with you and determine if it was filed properly and what your deadlines are.
  • Final Walk-Thru: Not only is it important to do one, but what happens if not all the agreed to work in the inspection repairs has been completed? What if something new isn’t working properly? I will advise you on how to best proceed and what your best options are.