Buying a Home…
This commitment is what I will provide as part of your representation:
Buyer Counseling Session
I will conduct a buyer counseling session to discuss your needs and goals, and to plan the search for your property.
Buyer Agency Alternatives
I will discuss agency alternatives for you and the sellers.
Buyer Representation Agreement
I will present and explain to you the representation agreement and the special services and benefits it offers.
I will provide you with a Buyer’s Kit of pertinent information you will need during the buying process.
I will offer to arrange to have you pre-approved with a lender to identify your range of afford ability and to increase your negotiating strength.
“In early April of this year, my husband received an unexpected call that we would be relocating from the Washington D.C. area to the Chicago area. We immediately looked for resources on the Realtor.com website. As we contacted quite a few Realtors via the internet, one in particular, Stephanie Doherty, contacted our home immediately both by phone and by email.
Stephanie’s energy, her willingness to listen to our needs and wants made our decision very easy that we were going to choose her to find our next home, quickly. The following week we flew to Chicago and headed for the Fox Valley area. Stephanie greeted us with open arms and made us feel so comfortable, like we were reuniting with an old friend. Then the mission began, Stephanie had done her homework well in advance and had put 4 days aside just for us.
We trekked through 30 plus homes and many neighborhoods looking for the perfect home, some homes we went in three and four times. Not once in this endeavor did Stephanie loose patience, cheerfulness nor sight of what we were trying to accomplish – the purchase of our eighth home. After three days of hard work, we found the perfect home and the rest is history.
We have now been residing in the Fox Valley area of St. Charles for a month and absolutely love it. Our community, our new friends and our home are more than we ever expected. We are so happy living here and we owe it all to Stephanie Doherty. We would recommend Stephanie to anyone, she is the Fox Valley’s number one seller for a reason, she understands her clients and she is sincere about the most important purchase of a person’s life, a home. It was quite ironic, that after we put a contract on our home and returned to the Washington D.C. area, that the Realtors that we also initially contacted along with Stephanie finally contacted us. Needless to say, they were just a day late and a house short.”
Sincerely, Lisa Borbe-Haught
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Team Search
I will present your property-search criteria to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales team, Our goal is to present you, when possible, with properties as they debut or before they appear on the open market.
I will show you properties that meet the criteria you have selected.
I will discuss the positive and negative features of a property that may affect its value and future resale.
I will review with you all inspection reports and other documents pertaining to the condition of the property and disclose all physical defects of the property that are known to us.
Review of Written Seller Disclosure
I will thoroughly review with you the seller’s written disclosure statement to enable you to accept or specify the remedy for each fault disclosed, Remedies for any disclosed faults should be addressed in the offer to purchase.
I will explain to you the appraisal contingency option.
I will explain to you the option of a home warranty plan to reduce your risk of repair when purchasing a property.
I will recommend that you obtain a professional home inspection.
Estimate of Funds Required
I will provide you with an approximate preliminary estimate of closing costs and down payment requirement anticipated in the transaction.
I will prepare a written offer on the property you choose to purchase, with terms approved by you.
Home Inspection Remedies
I will work with you to request the seller to remedy the items you specify after your review of the home inspection reports as your Offer to Purchase specifies.
I will prepare a negotiation strategy for the property you have selected, including a written Competitive Market Analysis and advice on the initial price and terms to offer where permitted.
I will present your purchase offer in the most favorable light possible.
I will accompany you on a thorough walk-through of the property (if one is provided for in the sales contract) before closing, and we will assist you in dealing with any problems discovered during the walk-through.
Closing The Sale
I will monitor and inform you of the progress of the purchase agreement, including the satisfaction of all contingencies and conditions during the entire transaction.
I will contact you after the closing to follow up on remaining details or service needs.
Service Satisfaction Survey
I will provide you with a confidential opportunity to give an evaluation of our services.