From Initial Consultation to Making an Offer
There are many factors to consider when shopping for a home, including location, property features, association rules and fees, taxes, proximity to recreation and amenities. As your Buyer’s Agent I’ll help you narrow your search to the homes that best fit your criteria.
But before I begin unlocking doors and showing you homes, you’ll need to obtain your lender pre-qualification, or if you’re planning on making a cash purchase, obtain a letter of credit or source of funds letter from your bank or asset manager. Once those documents are in order, we can begin the process of viewing homes in person.
If you’re in the early stages of shopping for a home and not sure if the Green Valley area is right for you, I recommend taking some time to explore the community, talk to the locals, and get a feel for the neighborhoods that best fit your preferences, lifestyle, and budget. If you have a preferred neighborhood, you can search available listings here.
When you’re ready to begin shopping for a home, we’ll begin with a client meeting, either at my office or via telephone, to discuss the home buying process and so I can understand your needs and criteria in selecting a new home. If you’ve been looking at homes online, bring some listings or addresses with you so I can get better sense of the types of homes and features you’re looking for.
Be sure to bring you pre-qualification (or source of funds documentation), or ask your lender to email that to me in advance of our meeting. If you haven’t met with a lender to get pre-qualified, or don’t have a lender, I can provide you a referral or arrange a telephone interview with a local mortgage broker to assist you in getting pre-qualified. We’ll also discuss contingencies: Do you need to sell another home first? Is your other home on the market or under contract?
The consultation will ensure we don’t spend time looking at homes that don’t meet your needs or fit within your budget. In most cases, we’ll be ready to begin viewing homes immediately following the consultation.
Searching for Homes
At any given time, there are more than 300 homes on the market in the Green Valley area, and you could spend weeks, or months, looking for the one that best fits your needs.
One of the benefits to working with a Buyer’s Agent is the convenience of working with one agent who understands your needs and criteria, and who is focused on sifting through the listings to find the right neighborhoods and properties for you. Once we’ve completed our initial buyer’s consultation, however, I am usually able to pinpoint just a few neighborhoods in which to focus our search.
Our home search will include private showings, and an introduction to the neighborhood, its HOA fees and amenities, and proximity to shopping, healthcare and recreational facilities.
Once you’ve found a home and are ready to make an offer, I’ll assist you in structuring an offer based on property and market conditions. Making an offer →