What Home Buyers Need to Know in the 2019 Market
With dozens of online sites that are available for Buyers to set up their own home searches, many people wait too long to get some help and direction from a professional who understands the actual home search and buying process. I often hear from my Buyer Clients that they didn’t want to use an agent or bother me until they were actually “ready to buy”. That may sound like a good idea except there are many things other things that I can do to improve their ability to search for the right home, focus on the best areas, direct them from the wrong areas, and the locate the better deals that are out there.
Buyers are often searching with such broad parameters that the amount of data that they receive is overwhelming and before long they stop watching as closely and can miss the best homes. They check back in now and then and just see a huge list of possible properties. Then they pick the ones that appear to be good matches and make time to go look on their own just to find that the neighborhood is sketchy, power lines are running over home, or the nextdoor neighbor is a junky car collector. A complete waste of time and energy.
The Reality is that you can get the benefit of using my extensive experience to improve your chances of finding the right home and then negotiating the best price and terms for you. I know the best areas in Silicon Valley where resale values will be higher and where your investment is better protected. I also know the areas that have significant issues like construction defects, environmental hazards, excessive settling, or where the homes haven’t held up as well as other homes of similar age. Wouldn’t that also be good to know?
Look, I know that Buyers will continue to look on their own no matter what I do. But my job doesn’t start when you want to write an offer on a home that you like (although I can do that too), its to help and direct you so that your search is more effective and efficient and runs in tandem with my searches and investigation. I also have access to homes that are Coming Soon and some that will never hit the MLS.
The last thing that I want to mention is that my services are FREE. 100% of my fee comes from the Seller and not a dime out of your pocket. I understand that you have thousands of agents to choose from. When working with me, you can count on me to give you honest opinions about value, pricing, condition of the home, neighborhoods, schools, traffic, defects, and make sure that you are in the right home at the best possible price. I have over 20 years in the business and will carefully guide you through the process and make sure that you avoid needless surprises and disappointment.
If you are considering buying a home, then let’s talk about what you are looking for and I’ll show you what I will do to help you to be successful. Thanks for your consideration.