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Like conductors of a great symphonies, Realtors orchestrate all aspects of a real estate transaction.
Just as conductors know each note in their musical score, Realtors have a thorough understanding of the purchase process.Both understand the interaction of all the players in their orchestra. A Realtor leads the players in a real estate transaction with one vision in mind: a successful closing. This is accomplished through skill, focus, timing, creativity, attention to detail, and all the players working in harmony.
Buyer clients have said to me, at the beginning of their home search, "I would love to have your job.It must be great to get paid for looking at houses."Looking at houses is just the first note in the symphony!The role of the Buyer's Agent is multifaceted and differs from transaction to transaction based on the personalities of the players and the conditions of the purchase.
As Your Buyer's Agent, I do the following:
Communicate with you and all the players in the transaction on a regular basis and as frequently as necessary
Educate you about the process of purchasing a property: buying strategies, Buyer and Seller responsibilities, escrow procedures, local regulations
Gain an understanding of your wants and needs
Provide a list of mortgage professionals
Introduce you to neighborhoods that satisfy your wants and needs
Screen homes to focus on properties that meet your preferred criteria
Arrange for home tours on a convenient schedule
Discuss open houses, new construction and For Sale by Owner (FSBO) properties
Contact Seller Agents to gain additional information about properties of interest to you
Provide analysis of micro neighborhood markets based on sales information
Provide available information about the history of a property of interest to you
Provide contact information for local businesses, organizations, or professionals of interest to you
Review Seller Disclosure and discuss pertinent issues
Evaluate comparable home pricing in the neighborhood
Write an offer to purchase based on your preferences making certain that you understand the 8 page Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Contract, addendums, and all terms of your offer
Explain the value of the Option Period
Advise you about best negotiating strategy
Maintain regular communication with you during purchase process and resolve issuesas they come up
Negotiate the contract to purchase, in your best interest, including repairs, finance terms, date of possession, Option Period, contingencies, etc.
Explain in detail what you are signing
Deliver contract and earnest money to title company
Deliver option fee to the Seller's Agent
Maintain a closing calendar making certain that all tasks are completed according to the terms of the contract
Advise you about inspections
Help you choose vendors and complete inspections
Work though inspection issues
Prepare repair amendment based on your decisions and preferences
Discuss home warranty companies
Work through any appraisal issues that may arise
Facilitate communication, as necessary, with lender, title company, and vendors to resolve issues
Coordinate transfer of utilities one to two weeks prior to closing
Arrange for HOA Membershop, keys, garage door opener and alarm code information, etc. to be transferred to you
Schedule closing, review closing documents, and make certain that you have the necessary funds
Open the door and let you into your new home!
Select a Buyer's Agent that you trust to represent your interests and, above all, remember that the Seller's Agent represents the Seller in a transaction.
May your Buyer's Agent facilitate the purchase of your new home with the the passion of a great conductor!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.