Looking for that first house or an upgrade house is a big decision. We understand it’s a big decision, so as a buyer agent for you, we are constantly racking our brains trying to analyze how you search for houses and how we are most effective in helping you through that process.
We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here. We don’t have a dedicated app or a texting service for you to use. We think you’re a little more savvy than that and don’t for a second believe that you’re not already using services like Zillow and Trulia. No for mobile we’re talking about how we better SERVE YOU with our mobile efforts. Our office is paperless. What that means for you is instantaneous service no matter where we are or what we’re doing. Synced applications, live recording feedback through showings, or entire client files in our phones make us ready to serve you at the drop of a hat today or 5 years after you’ve already purchased.
You may think this is an odd section in here but we think it’s an important part to mention. You’ve all heard the adage, “It’s not about what you know, but who you know.” Well in searching for houses, that can be the case as well. Certainly this depends on neighborhood, but in some areas that have such high demand and such little supply, your favorite house probably is available for sale or maybe just sold without you even knowing it. We are in the trenches all day everyday, and have been well connected in this community for years. So as it may surprise you, sometimes you need to make sure you’re matched up with the right agent for the right area for those private sales.
Of course a main part of our job in helping you with your purchase is negotiating the deal. But we don’t want to talk about the actual negotiation and how we’re so amazing at it, but rather our mindset in negotiations. We like to approach every deal saying, how would we negotiate this offer if it were our personal house. This eliminates a mindset from the agent perspective of negotiating to simply “get the deal done” rather then if it was truly right for you and your family. Because we understand that in a business based on trust and mutual respect, the last thing we want is to see you call us to sell in 4 years and hear different things from us then when you purchased. You deserve the absolute truth of transparency and candor to know all the little pieces of your purchase, how it will affect you in the future, and our honest opinion based on our negotiation motto.
Relocation Buyer/Local Knowledge:
How well your agent knows the community you’re purchasing in is very important because we all know that a home is much more then a building with walls and a roof. It speaks to who you are as a person and as a family. It describes your style, your values, and your personality. We understand this and what you may not know is when you’re interviewing us we’re doing the same thing right back at you. Trying to ascertain your character to figure out what sort of property would really fit you. Yes how many bedrooms and bathrooms is an important detail, but we’re talking about the intangibles of a neighborhood that only a seasoned veteran could know. We’re born and raised in the community and know every single side street, circle, and private drive there is. We also understand that going a block in any direction pending the neighborhood can completely change those intangible details. So our goal is to not just find you a house, but find you a home that’s really an extension of yourself. It may sound cheesy, but we love it and it’s why we do what we do.
We’ve worked with numerous clients over the years who have been in their house for a very short period of time before deciding to sell. And a majority of the time, that conversation looks something like, “this home doesn’t fit our family”, “this neighborhood isn’t what we expected it to be”, or “we never knew that this thing or that thing was so close to us when we purchased.” All examples as to why we take the time and care we do with our buyers.