One of the most important functions of your Buyer’s Agent is to expose you to all facets of the market for properties that meet your criteria. This includes listed properties and those available By Owner. Save untold hours in sorting through all available homes that appear to fit, but upon closer inspection are in an inconvenient geographic or neighborhood location, or not in the best condition. When it comes to new builder product I know which new home neighborhoods are “happening” places and which builders provide the best product, have the most reliable reputation and finest value.
Sorting Through Information Overload on the Internet
The Internet is a great source for Buyers to screen properties available in the areas in which they are interested. I use it extensively, however, there is no substitute for engaging the services of an experienced Buyer’s Agent to critique the properties and guide buyers to only those that meet their specific criteria. My job is to sort through these and other available properties to find the best property for you, the Buyer, and negotiate a purchase on terms best for the Buyer.
Tips for Purchase and Financing
Make your offer fly: the larger your earnest money deposit on a property you want, the better your chances. The market is extremely competitive among lenders. Consider using a mortgage broker to shop the best financing. We have several we can recommend, as well as aggressive, flexible individual lenders.
I strongly recommend that Buyers use a reputable efficient home inspection company to evaluate an existing systems, structures and possible insect infestation or potentially hazardous materials prior to firming up a home purchase. The purchase agreement is very specific as to who is responsible for inspection repairs. I have a list of such qualified inspectors. If schools are important, I help you verify which school your children will attend, and can introduce you to its faculty for detailed information. Seller’s Warranties: I will be certain the purchase offer is very specific as to which items in the home are warranted by the seller to be in good working order as of closing.
Factors to consider when evaluating a neighborhood
I have sophisticated tools available to us to help evaluate quality of schools, education/income profile, cultural and recreational amenities, households with children, price and value trends, neighborhood demand in the market, and other factors to assist a Buyer in making the right decision. Just contact me for a detailed report on any neighborhood in Naples and Bonita Springs.
Purchasing a newly built home
I represent many buyers who purchase a builder “spec” or model home, or purchase a home site and contract with a builder to construct their dream home. It is essential to be represented by an experienced Buyer’s Agent is such transactions, to help review plans, specifications and overall design features and quality of construction. Depending on market conditions builders can be firm on their base prices, but may consider including amenities and upgrades that can add up to real savings. With my construction background and knowledge I have been of great assistance to buyers in such situations.
My focus is to represent you, the buyer, and to help you locate real estate that best suits your needs. A Buyer’s Representative with over 30 years experience in all facets of the real estate business, from construction and development to marketing. I know the Naples-Bonita Springs-Estero market from condos to estate homes and will save you hundreds of hours sorting through this complex market. Contact Me Today!