We work with home buyers to find a property that fits your needs and budget, from urban town homes to fine country estates. Establishing screening parameters and embarking on the search is just the beginning.
Broad Market Search. We’ll use more than the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to find available properties. We’ll scan all potential market sources, including the MLS, other online listing sites, print advertising, auction announcements, “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) advertisements, and off-market “pocket listings.” If we can’t find listed properties that suit your needs, we’ll help identify properties that are not currently for sale and approach the owner regarding their willingness to consider an unsolicited offer (for more about this process: Making An Unsolicited Offer For An Unlisted Property).
Online Search Tools. Many home buyers like to search for properties themselves, so we provide an excellent suite of online tools to help. Search using property attributes (price, bedrooms, baths, square footage, etc.) with our standard property search or use our map search to pin-point specific neighborhoods. Save properties to view again later in your private property organizer. Want to be notified automatically when homes that meet your search parameters come on the market? Sign up for automatic e-mail alerts.
Thorough Screening. We’ll carefully screen available properties and show you only those that meet all your “must have” criteria. Your time is valuable and we’re not going to waste it. If there are few properties on the market that fit the screening parameters you’ve identified, we’ll let you know. But we’ll never blind-side you with a property that is out of your price range, isn’t in your desired location, or doesn’t have the features you need.
Creative Offers, Tough Negotiating. Under any market conditions, great properties are usually in demand and the winning bid must stand out from the crowd. We help craft creative offers that meet seller needs and give our buyers the upper hand in negotiations.
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