Home Buying - Survivor Style

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Home Buying - Survivor Style

life preserverCanton MA's most recent claim to fame is that we are the hometown to "Boston Rob" - winner of the most recent Survivor - Redemption Island. I admit to not being a big Survivor watcher but we all take a little pride when one of our own wins big. From all accounts, Rob is a master of the game & knows what it takes to win the game - some well chosen alliances, some immunity and strategy.

Buyers can use the same skills to buy a home - Survivor style.

Alliances: Your most important alliance is to pick a skilled real estate agent to represent your interests as a buyer. Your buyers agent can bring in other professionals to assist you and to strengthen the alliance.

Immunity: Well, until the deal is closed, I am sorry to say that there is not much immunity in real estate. However, getting a solid pre-approval from a reputable mortgage lender can help give you as much immunity as possible. You need more than a pre-approval to submit with your offer. You need a preapproval from a lender who has done their homework to make sure that the pre-approval can turn into a closed transaction.

Strategy: Your buyers agent can work together with you and your loan officer can assist you in determining how much you can afford. Look to your buyers agent for guidance on what communities to look in and how far your buying power will take you in those communties. Once you have found the house you want to buy, your buyers agent can work with you to develop a strategy before placing that offer.

Coming up with some alliances, immunity and strategy will help you to Survive the home buying process.

If you would like to survive the purchase of real estate in Canton MA, Milton MA or a surrounding community, contact your Canton MA Buyer Agent for help with your alliances, immunity and strategy.


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Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

What a smart blog.  Well written and full of excellent advice!

May 17, 2011 05:43 AM #1
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Thank you Laura!

May 17, 2011 05:49 AM #2
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Christine a strategy is definitely in order and having all of one's ducks in a row is a preparedness plan.  Buying a home should be like having a baby should be:  Planned.

May 17, 2011 06:05 AM #3
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Charita....I like the analogy.  Do I hear a blog post coming with that title?

May 17, 2011 06:52 AM #4
Mitch Gover
BidOnRealty.com - Orlando, FL

What wonderfully woven words of wisdom Christine.  (Don't you just love alliteration?).  Seriously, great way to tie together Survivor to make your point.  I actually tried out for the one in Australia a long time ago.   Needless to say, I didn't make it.   

May 17, 2011 06:53 AM #5
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Getting your ducks in a row when buying and having the RIGHT team is key for a survivable relal estate transaction these days more than ever.  Good post. 

All the best, Michelle

May 17, 2011 08:41 AM #6
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Thanks Mitch!  With Boston Rob being from Canton, it's been all over the news so the idea struck me.

Michelle....thanks....it is so important to plan ahead.

Valerie....if only we could give immunity in real estate transactions!

May 17, 2011 02:29 PM #8
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