Buying Real Estate

Knowledge and experience are the keys to a successful real estate transaction.  Combined with my expertise, experience and training I make the home buying process easier and more understandable for my clients.  I have a deep commitment to the local market and am able to add that reach to my clients in recognizing the unique value of a property.

One question to ask yourself when thinking of buying is:  Are you ready?

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or have purchased before, you need to ask why you want to buy. Are you planning to move to a new community due to a lifestyle change or is buying an option and not a requirement? What would you like in terms of real estate that you do not now have? Do you have a purchasing timeframe?  Whatever you’re answers, the more you know about the real estate marketplace, the more likely you are to effectively define your goals.

As a REALTOR®, I provide information detailing current market conditions, financing options and negotiating issues that might apply to a given situation.  Do keep in mind that because market conditions can change and the strategies that apply in one negotiation may be inappropriate in another, this information should not be set in stone.  My clients are updated and kept alert to each step in the transaction so that the process is seamless.  I am dedicated to the quality of service that is provided.

Definitions of Working Relationships in Colorado

Buyer’s Agent: A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer.

Transaction-Broker: A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of any written or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts, including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.

Customer: A customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because such party has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction-broker.