Buyer's Guide

A Step-by-Step First Time Buyer's Guide

You're far from alone in the journey to finding your dream home - our expertise will guide you every step of the way. From initial consultation to handling complex documents, leveraging local expertise, navigating negotiations, and reaching the closing table, we're committed to being your trusted advisor. Our responsibility is to ensure the completion of the transaction and support you throughout the entire process.


Journey 1: Consultation

- Review buyer representation documents required for the buyer's signature
- Discuss the strategy of dual agency and CIS
- Explain the buyer and seller agency relationship
- Discuss budget, and overall purchasing power and suggest mortgage advisors for pre-approval
- Ensure you are ready, willing, and able buyers when the time is right
- Consult with you on "must have" features, "nice to have" amenities and "deal breakers" for your home/community
- Market knowledge - providing insights on market conditions
- Point you to professional service advisors that you will need in all areas of purchasing a home


Journey 2: Tour Homes & Communities

- Hyper-local expertise, including areas of information including schools, neighborhoods, lifestyle, and community amenities
- Update you when new listings hit the market
- Listen and learn from you at each show
- Present homes that meet your criteria
- Provide access to the greatest number of homes
- Provide details on each home and its neighborhood
- Schedule appointments for access and show homes that meet your criteria
- Disclose materials defects at the property
- Update you on any price reductions and changes to the listing
- Explain recording devices during showings


Journey 3: Submit Offer

- Identify the seller's priorities such as price, timing, contingencies, home inspections, and appraisal
- Discuss property inclusions and exclusions
- Determine the need for lead-based disclosure
- Obtain  and review seller disclosure, if available
- Discuss deposit money including amounts and timing
- Explain the property appraisal process
- Explain the home inspection process
- Consult with an agent regarding the level of interest in the home
- Discuss strategies on winning offers - including multiple offers, if applicable
- Provide statistical information on towns to help you make informed decisions about the offering price. The statistics include: active listings, under contract, units sold, average list prices and sale prices, average days on the market, and sale price-to-list price ratios
- Provide subject property listing history and past comparable sales
- Provide market trends, absorption rate, and comparable properties
- Negotiable on your behalf to obtain your favorite results

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home

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Journey 4: Offer accepted & due dilligence begins

- Attorney review begins when documents are signed and delivered
- Coordinate, schedule, and meet industry professionals for home inspections and other inspections as may be needed
- Review home inspection with you
- Ensure deadlines are met for deposit monies with the escrow agent
- Suggest professionals who can assist you through the various due diligence phases
- Assist with town information and requirements for you to make OPRA requests


Journey 5: Closing & beyond

- Confirm repairs have been made by sellers
- Schedule and perform a final walk-through with you
- Coordinate with attorney, title company, and lender to ensure you are prepared for closing
- Provide a list of utilities to be transferred and/or initiated by the new homeowner
- Provide lists of resources to help you get acclimated to your new neighborhood and community
- Give keys and accessories to you
- Close and congratulations

Who You Work With Matters

Work with a reliable, trustworthy advisor equipped with market knowledge and deep expertise. We're here to assist you with the entire home buying process, allowing you to entrust the heavy lifiting to us and relieving you of the associated stress

Work With Anne

Anne feels that building relationships is the core of her business, and she is energized by her diverse client base. Whether Anne is working with a buyer, seller, or renter, she keeps one philosophy at the forefront at all times: listening and respecting all of her customers.

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