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Establishing an effective and efficient search strategy is critical to finding a match to your specific needs.

You are about to embark on the exciting journey of finding your ideal home.  Whether it is your first home or your tenth home, a retirement home, or an investment property, I can help you find the ideal home with the least amount of hassle, in the shortest amount of time; and I am devoted to using my expertise and the full resources of my sales team and office to achieve these results!

Purchasing a home is a very important decision and a big undertaking in your life.  In fact, most people only choose a few homes in their lifetime.  I am going to make sure that you are well equipped and armed with up-to-date information for your big decision. 

I have prepared a free guide called "Putting the Pieces Together" to help you through every phase of the home-buying process. I've found this packet gives buyers helpful information during and after your real estate transaction .  It has many reference pages, note pages and home buying information and is an invaluable guide on your home-buying journey. Also, look in the left hand column of this page for many downloadable forms which can be equally as helpful.

Together we will formulate the most effective program for finding your home. First, we will define your property goals. What neighborhoods are we interested in? What features are important to us? Is being near public transportation an issue? Then we will define each of our roles in the process and the importance of creating a partnership and to make sure our search is a success.

We can also put you in touch with the best team of resources available for finding our home including legal advisors, lenders, inspectors, contractors, movers and so on. We will get you pre-approved for a loan and will determine what our price range is for searching.

I am devoted to using my professional expertise and the full resources of my office team to achieve these results. How do we begin?

Consultation Meeting: A quick one-on-one session at a Starbuck's near where you live or work will get you set up with a customized Property Market Analysis. I can show you in detail some of the resources outlined below including a market history of the recent sales and where the market is heading in certain neighborhoods (see invitation below).

Constant Connect Program: This program was set up specifically with buyers in mind. The primary purpose of the ConstantConnect Program is to keep us constantly connected to the MLS database of housing information and transaction documents. It is an all-in-one Multiple Listing Service (MLS) solution with an embedded Transaction Management System (TMS) which will seamlessly connect Realtors with their buyers, sellers, and any of their real estate service providers, along with all the MLS data, documents/forms, and business processes involved in a real estate transaction. The automation capabilities and collaboration tools will ultimately lead to a smoother transaction.

It will notify us of any changes which occur within our customized search parameters. If a new home comes on the market, has a price reduction or goes under contract in an area we are looking in, WE WILL BE INSTANTLY NOTIFIED up to twice daily by email (or fax or I will call you!). We won't miss a step.You can login through my website (go to my client login) or anywhere on the web with your own login name and secure password which I will set up for you. There you can view new properties, store the information of homes you are interested in and retrieve all of that information 24/7.

Closed-Sales Driving Tour: Together we will perform a detailed search of recent closed sales of properties matching your criteria. Once we have determined the pricing value of properties in a specific area, we will go on a driving tour and view them. This will not only give us a good idea of what you get for your dollar in those areas, but it will help us identify the bigger picture of what certain streets, blocks and neighborhoods are like and where we may want to focus or avoid in our search parameters.

Market Sales Data: We will perform a market review of the area or areas we are focusing our search on and will review the hard numbers on which properties sold in those areas, how much they sold for and what the past market trends have been including a review of the property data for the last ten years. We can be as general or specific as we desire in our search.

Individual Market Analysis: Any time you think you might be seriously interested in a property, we will check:
• Recent Sales: The greater the number of good comparable properties, the more precisely fair market value can be determined.
• Property History: We will review the properties history and see if there is information we can use to make our negotiations more powerful
• Days on Market: We will review how long the property we are interested has been on the market and will determine what our sense of urgency should be when we negotiate our offer. If its been on the market over 90 days, we know we will have more room for negotiations. We will also be more alert as to potential red flags which may be causing this delay in getting the property sold.

First-time Buyers Program: I have designed a program with the first-time buyer in mind. The most important thing you can do before you buy a home is become educated and be prepared. This starts with such things as researching and understanding your credit as well as understanding ways to save for the required down payment as well as which lender to contact after you've reached the steps required in preparing for your home buying adventure. I can help you with that difficult task.

Click on the GO Button to visit my FIRST TIME BUYERS PAGE and get more information including web videos, starting your savings plan and start to reap the rewards of owning a home. Of course, you will have access to my full set of resources including my allied partners in banking, lawyers, inspections, contractors, movers, and all the other people required to get you successfully moved in to your new home.

I look forward to meeting with you soon and getting you started on your customized home buyers plan.

ALL information submitted will remain STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS REQUIRED BY LAW

Article 1-9: Standard of Practice
The obligation of REALTORS® to preserve confidential information (as defined by state law) provided by their clients in the course of any agency relationship or non-agency relationship recognized by law continues after termination of agency relationships or any non-agency relationships recognized by law. REALTORS® shall not knowingly, during or following the termination of professional relationships with their clients:1. reveal confidential information of clients; or2. use confidential information of clients to the disadvantage of clients; or

3. use confidential information of clients for the REALTOR®’s advantage or the advantage of third parties unless:
a) clients consent after full disclosure; or
b) REALTORS® are required by court order; or
c) it is the intention of a client to commit a crime and the information is necessary to prevent the crime; or
d) it is necessary to defend a REALTOR® or the REALTOR®’s employees or associates against an accusation of wrongful conduct. (Adopted 1/93, Amended 1/99)