Professional representation is critical when buying real estate. The process of selecting the right property, evaluating current market conditions, determining the right market value for a property, negotiating terms of the sale, and simply navigating the transaction itself can be daunting. Choosing the right real estate agent can be the difference between a smooth purchase of a wise investment or a total nightmare and a money pit.
The Real Estate Group is a team of successful agents with their clients’ interests always top of mind. It should be easy for any agent to recite the basic fiduciary responsibilities that an agent has to his client. Buyer Agency requires Care, Confidentiality, Loyalty, Obedience, Accountability, and Disclosure. But what exactly does that mean to you?
The Real Estate Group takes these responsibilities very seriously We can explain exactly what they mean to you and how you can benefit from our representation.
We will meet with you to discuss your needs. Those needs include the simple criteria: type of property, number of bedrooms and baths, etc. We also want to know about lifestyle. How are you going to use the property? How do you live? Do you love to cook and spend a lot time in the kitchen? If you entertain, do you throw formal affairs or more casual (formal living room versus comfortable family room)? Is this your first home, step up or downsize? How about life outside of the home? Do you drive everywhere or would you like to walk or bike? Where do you work? What time do you hit the road? Listening is a very important part of our job in getting to know you and what house would be perfect for you to call “Home.”
Based on this first meeting, we custom tailor our search(es) to find the properties that could work. We don’t simply show you everything and wait for something to “stick.” Our knowledge of existing inventory allows us to exclude those properties that simply won’t work. We’ll find the best candidates for you. Oftentimes, buyers come to us with a list of homes they’ve found on their own. After all, over 90% of home buyers start their search on the Internet before talking to an agent.
Now starts the fun part. We arrange tours of the potential properties. Once we find “The One,” we prepare a market analysis to determine market value. Of course, we’ll also have a conversation with the listing agent to determine as much about the seller as possible. We employ every tool possible to help us negotiate the best possible deal for our client. When we reach agreement between buyer and seller, contracts are prepared and the task of closing the transaction begins. We assist with mortgage, home inspection, wood-boring insect, radon, repair negotiations, certificate of occupancy, survey, maybe well and septic, and the list goes on.
As the transaction progresses, our processors utilize an online system that allows our clients to view details as things happen. The appraisal arrives, you can see it. The survey is completed, you can see it. We make sure that everything is totally transparent. We believe in full communication, never letting our clients feel like they’re in the dark. We want our clients “in the know.”
Our goal is always the same: a smart purchase, a smooth transaction, and a happy satisfied buyer who will refer everyone they care about. Why would they refer to us? Because they want their friends to be a happy and well represented.
Before you embark on the buying process, give The Real Estate Group a call. For most people, buying a home is the largest financial transaction they will ever make. Shouldn’t you be represented by the best?