I AM A HOME BUYER… WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Location, location location… The adage is true. And by selecting Colorado, you have chosen well. The friendly people, temperate climate, industry and spectacular scenery make the Centennial State a first rate choice to live and work.
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A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
Most prospective buyers have two immediate concerns/questions - how to find the right home and how to pay for it. If these are your concerns, you will discover that the answer is a team of real estate professionals working together for you. Even if you have already found a home and you are a cash buyer, you may deal with one or more of the individuals described below.
Chances are, you will start the process with some guidelines as to what you are looking for - perhaps a three bedroom, three bath, multi-level located on the West side of town within 25 minutes of work. Hundreds of homes will meet your criteria. But there is a world of difference among a Victorian fixer-upper built in the 1920s, a Colorado-style and a patio home in a subdivision with a homeowners’ association that takes care of exterior maintenance. Your realtor is the one who will ask the probing questions, help establish your priorities and watch your non-verbal cues in order to find the right one for you. To complete this task, shemust be part interrogator, part psychiatrist, and part mind reader.
Once you settle on a home, your realtor will don her quasi-attorney hat to draft a purchase offer and negotiate with the seller in order to get you under contract on agreeable terms. When you go under contract, she will transform into a task master (keeping you on track to perform your due diligence) and a conductor (keeping all of the home buying instruments in harmony) as you move toward closing.