Buying a Home in Austin, TX
Whether you are a first-time buyer or have experienced multiple moves, I can assist you with finding the home you want in the Austin area. We begin with an initial consultation to review your needs and wants. I will find out your home buying requirements and why those wants and needs are important to you. If you don’t know where you want to live in the Austin area, we can begin to explore which neighborhoods will fit your lifestyle and desires. It’s an opportunity for you to learn about the purchasing process. If you are coming from out-of-state, I will explain how buying a home in Texas may be different than what you experienced elsewhere.
I will provide you with private 24/7 website access to view homes that meet the criteria you have defined. Using this information, along with the market knowledge I possess, we will narrow the homes down to those that are most likely to be a great fit for you. After we have personally visited those homes and you have made your decision, we will review the comparable sales and craft an offer. During negotiations, I will use my experience to obtain the home for you on comfortable terms. I possess an understanding of the real estate contracts beyond that of the typical real estate agent and will use that advantage to make sure your contract is solid. After the contract is signed, I will advise on repair negotiations, if we feel any are needed. I will work with your lender, the title company, and others to make sure you close your home on time. If you need references to service providers (mortgage lenders or home inspectors, for instance), I have a group of very qualified and thoroughly vetted professionals to share with you.
Once the home is yours, I will be available to offer support beyond the sale. I will ensure your homestead exemption is filed the following year, assist with valuations to protest property taxes, share resale advice on home improvements and renovations, and answer any of your real estate questions. As a way to reconnect and say thank you, I host client appreciation parties to which you'll be invited.