Why you should choose Kathleen to be your Buyer's Agent
For most families, choosing a new home is the biggest financial decision they will ever make. There are many complicated decisions involved in choosing your new home. To protect your interests and assure that you make the best possible decisions, it's important that you have an agent on your side who is an expert in the local real estate market.
A WORD ABOUT WHAT IS AVAILABLE AS OF 9/5/12
Maricopa County is a fabulous place to be purchasing property. With only 11,352 SFD homes listed as "Active" on the ARMLS, it is extremely challenging to obtain an accepted offer on the homes priced at $100k or less (of which there are only 177 that are at least 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage). That figure drops to 51 if you want to live in the West Valley, making this more of a “Seller’s Market.”
If you are a first-time buyer, there are excellent loan options available. Some homes may qualify for the ExpressPath financing program with low down payments and lower closing costs. Further, FHA still has some wonderful loan products.
If you are an investor, this is an excellent time to be buying income properties. The reduced prices and low loan rates translates to better potential positive cash flow.
For those that have the talent to fix up homes that need lots of work, now is the time to buy. Most buyers are looking for property that is move-in ready or can be immediately rented. I’ve been astonished at homes that I’ve been previewing prior to showing buyers that have been trashed. A home that I might need to spend $80,000 getting it back in to shape might only need $10k or $20k for a true handyman.
As your agent, my focus is on getting you the best possible home at the best possible price. I will work hard not only in finding you potential new homes to see, but also in keeping you informed of everything that takes place. As your agent and top expert in the local market, I'll negotiate the best prices and terms for you and answer all of your questions as they arise. I will be representing you, not the seller. This assures that my experience and expertise in the local market will be used in your best interests during the negotiation process.
As your agent, I will:
Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your criteria. Not just those listed on the local MLS, but also many un-listed properties that we find through our local contacts and affiliations
Guide you through the entire process, from finding homes to look at, to getting the best financing.
Make sure you don't pay too much for your new home. As real estate experts in this area, I help people negotiate and make home purchase decisions every day. I can help you avoid costly mistakes.
Answer all of your questions about the local market area. Not just about homes for sale, but about schools, neighborhoods, the local economy and more.
Let me help you find your dream home and assure your best interests are protected throughout the entire process. Feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions you may have at any time. Fill out this form and I'll get back to you right away.
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