Difficult Decisions Abound With a New Home Purchase


Confused Girl

For many people buying a home is the single biggest purchase they will make in their life. As many have learned in the recent past, this is a process that should be well thought out and the right decisions need to be made that go beyond simply choosing a house you like. The process can also be very frustrating when your agent does not keep you well informed.

When you hire me to help find you a new home, I do believe it is my job to do the best I can to find that new home for you. During the process I will be your guide and help you with any questions you may have. I will prepare a list of homes that you have either found on my website or a list I have prepared for you that meets your taste and home requirements. I will make sure the final contract represents your best interests and recommend in inspector that is reputable and a title company that is thorough and does a fantastic job.

I can provide you the following:

  • Full Access to the Midwest Florida Regional MLS which contains more than 90,000 listings in 9 counties. You have access to over 20,000 listings on my website for Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
  • My expert l knowledge of Sarasota and Manatee County will be invaluable to you. Not only will I help to familiarize you with the local economy, I can help you with information on schools, things to do, places to see, and the best times to go to the beach!
  • Sarasota has an extremely diverse offering of real estate. You will be amazed at all the diversity of real estate this area has to offer. From houses touching the 15 million dollar mark to those fixer-uppers that can be had for $50,000 and everything else in between. You can choose from beach front to orange grove, gated community to deed restricted free, from a 15th floor condo to a beach side bungalow- you will be amazed at the real estate offerings our area has to offer!
  • What is the true market value of the home you want to buy? Once we find you a new home you are bound to wonder what the home is truly worth. I have the experience and access to the same information the appraisers have. My experience has taught me to gauge the market value of a property and be pretty close to the actual appraisal. I will be able to inform you if you are getting a good deal on the home you are interested in or offering too much.
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  • Negotiating with home sellers can be stressful. I will assist you with negotiating your best offer with the sellers. Bear in mind the best way to insult a seller is try to low-ball a bid. If you are not serious about purchasing their home and offering them a fair price, do not be offended if they decide not to work with you. I see it time and time again, a seller is asking a fair price and a buyer comes in and expects 30% off the sale price. What ends up happening is, the seller shuts down and can not be engaged in productive negotiations from that point forward. I will do my best to make sure you get a good deal in the process but you need to make sure you are not going to waste everyone’s time with offers that are not realistic. Remember, sellers have an emotional attachment to their home and for you to insult them with a low-ball bid is basically the same thing as telling them their children are ugly. If they were willing to sell the home for a much lower price than their listing price they would not have chosen their current list price in the first place. I reserve the right to continue to offer my services to potential buyers if they are not serious, respectful, and considerate during home purchase negotiations.
  • You should know absolutely everything about the property you are buying! I will do my best to make sure you have been informed of all known issues with your new home, from the buyers disclosure to the home inspection you will have the comfort of knowing that I did my best to inform you about everything that could be a concern with your new home.
  • Have confidence when signing real estate documents. I will help you every step of the way and explain anything you may not understand. If you still have questions that you require more legal answers to I can recommend some local Real Estate Attorneys that can help you.

Allow me to assist you with the purchase of your new home in Sarasota. I guarantee I will do my best to make it as pleasurable and professional as it can be so you have many happy years in your new Sarasota Home.