What an exciting time! You have completed the pre-approval process and Buyer Counseling Session and are now able to shop with confidence. It is now time to begin the "education" process.
You may have already been looking at homes for sale in Kentucky for months or years leading up to your decision to purchase. If so, congratulations - you are a step ahead. We will search the market daily and contact you when we find a match. If the property is of interest to you, we will go look at the property, however, there are several ways to learn about the market as outlined below. The main thing that we ask is that you follow the criteria we have set out for each method if we are acting as your Buyer Representative.
This is a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with homes on the market. Feel free to stop by any Open House that you wish, however, it is imperative that you give them one our business cards and let them know up front that you are working with an agent. The agent will then call us with any questions they have concerning your interest. Remember, the agent at the Open House is representing the Seller - not you. As your Buyer Representative we will work on your behalf and in your best interest.
Yard signs are another great way to spot homes for sale in a neighborhood you may be interested in. We will check the new listings daily and inform you of anything on the market that meets your specifications, however, you may be curious. Remember, no matter whose name is on the sign you should CALL US! We will find out all the details for you.
Again, CALL US! We will find out the price and location of the home that is of interest to you.
Do we sound like a broken record? CALL US! Make sure you write down the listing number(s) so we can find it quickly for you. We're certain you are getting the idea by now!
This is critical. It is imperative that we make the initial contact with the For Sale By Owner if we are to represent you in the transaction. Resist the urge to go into the Open House without us - you'll be glad you did. Most For Sale By Owner's are willing to pay our fee and have calculated it into their asking price. You need our representation in this situation more than ever. For Sale By Owner's are typically unaware of the market value of the home and necessary disclosures. The property is usually overpriced and/or may have problems. The purchase of a home is very serious and costly - one misstep can be disastrous. If the For Sale By Owner refuses to work with us, then you may certainly pursue the home if you would like, however, we will not be able to help you.
Step 1: Loan Pre-Approval > Step 2: Selecting a Buyer Representative > Step 3: Buyer Counseling > Step 4: Home Search > Step 5: Offer to Purchase > Step 6: After Offer Acceptance > Step 7: Home Inspection > Step 8: Final Steps > Step 9: Settlement > Step 10: Buyer Beware