SERVICES FOR THE BUYER

SERVICES FOR THE BUYER

 

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Before We Start Looking At Homes, I Will

After The Sale and Prior to Closing, I Will

At The Closing, I Will

 

Before We Start Looking At Homes, I Will

  • Answer any questions you may have in the process of buying a home
  • Listen carefully so I understand your objectives
  • Discuss architectural style, location, schools, and special features that you desire.
  • Discuss and explain the MLS system and your own personal website
  • Review what happens from time of contract through close of escrow/closing
  • Explain that details of the Purchase Agreement and other forms used in purchasing a home and give you a copy for your review.
  • Explain all the various financing options, fixed mortgages vs. adjustable and 15 year vs. 30 year mortgages
  • Arrange an appointment with a mortgage representative to pre-approve and determine the amount of mortgage you can obtain and that meets your comfort level.
  • Estimate in writing, the expenses you will incur so there will not be any surprises at the time of closing.

 

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After The Sale and Prior to Closing, I Will

  • Help you arrange for and attend any necessary inspections of the property in order to evaluate the major elements of the home.
  • Review the Inspection Report with you and assist you in responding to the report’s findings and to the Seller.
  • Assist in obtaining a Homeowner Insurance Policy.
  • Assist you in obtaining a Power of Attorney if needed.
  • Coordinate possession details and final utility readings.
  • When appropriate, meet the appraiser at the property and present any market data required.
  • Review Title Search, Commitment & Surveyor Location Report.
  • Review Closing Statement for accuracy as it relates to the Purchase Agreement and any changes agreed upon prior to closing of the sale.
  • Inform you of the amount that your cashier’s check will need to be at the time of closing. Most banks require ten days for any deposit to clear before they will issue a cashier’s check.  Reminder – bank may close early, and they will not issue a cashier’s check at the drive- up window.
  • Final Walk-Through of property being purchased and attend the closing with you.

 

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At The Closing, I Will

  • Discuss proceeds and closing statements with you
  • Attend the closing and answer all questions
  • Coordinate possession of property
  • Maintain a file of closing papers
  • Explain pay-off
  • Arrange for payment of expenses from closing proceeds
  • Coordinate the transfer of utilities and keys

 

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