Santa Cruz County is an incredible place to live, full of character, natural beauty, amazing outdoor/active lifestyle opportunities and is home to miles and miles of breathtaking coastline. The housing market is as diverse and colorful as the people who call it home. Whether you are looking for a beach house, a cabin in the redwoods, an estate in the hills, a downtown loft, or a neighborhood home with a picket fence, it is important to have a team that knows the area, helping you make the most important purchase of your life. Below are some things to consider as you look toward purchasing.
Starting Your Search
Like most buyers, you have probably already done A LOT of research online and are narrowing down what it is you are looking for. As you compare your choices, I'll provide you with important information about the home and neighborhood, as well as supplemental data regarding financing, inspection, appraisal, zoning and more.
New homes for sale hit the market daily, and in this current market, sometimes knowing a little sooner than everybody else can make all the difference. If you are interested, I would love to discuss your search parameters and set you up on my powerful up-to-date automated search tool that will notify you within minutes of new properties becoming available within your search parameters.
Wherever you are at in the search process, I will focus on understanding what you need in your new home, and make sure you see only the properties that meet your needs and investment preferences, so you don’t spend time on listings that you aren’t interested in.
As we find homes that might fit for you, I would love to walk the house with you (my favorite part) to assess it in person. And when the right place meets the right time, I will assist you with the transaction process!
Help You Get Pre-Qualified
This step will show you how much you can afford. This is accomplished by speaking with your financial institution and establishing what monthly payments you will be comfortable with. Many sellers will not proceed with an offer until they know they are dealing with someone who is pre-qualified or pre-approved. If you haven’t already settled on a lender, I would be happy to recommend some lenders that can competently walk you through all the options and help you get the best loan possible for you
The buying process includes lots of paperwork, negotiations, and decision making. As we progress through the steps toward closing, I will assist you with evaluating the home value, negotiation strategies, understanding the contract & disclosures, negotiating with the sellers and their agent, mitigating risk, managing necessary inspections, and much, much more.
I'll help you understand the current condition of the market and get all the information that will quickly position you with a variety of great choices and negotiating leverage.
I know the needs of buyers: Clear and quick communication, competence and expertise in the industry and honesty and integrity in dealings. These are the values and skills I will use to help you through the process from start to finish.
There is little better than handing over the keys to happy buyers at the end of a well-managed transaction! I look forward to connecting with you and learning where you are at in the buying process!
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