Now is time for the fun part. It's time to go shopping.
Let's Go: With Signature Properties' guidance, you will have now done the things necessary to make the looking for a home enjoyable. The checklist of the reasons why you want to buy a home will keep us focused on homes that will meet your needs. Your lender's pre-approval letter will keep you focused on homes you can afford.
Locations, Areas & Neighborhoods: Signature Properties can take you on a guided tour of properties in several areas. After dinner some evening, you can drive by a number of properties to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and get a feeling for what your credit will allow you to purchase. This will add to Signature Properties' understanding of what is or is not appealing to your needs. If you or others have already found some homes that may have your interest, Signature Properties can readily get the details on the properties or locations for you.
Selecting & Viewing: It is going to be best to select some top contenders and let Signature Properties make some appointments to review the property inside and out. Signature Properties looks at hundreds of properties each year. So in many cases we can help you make some preliminary decisions or eliminations by viewing our internal warehouse of images and data regarding your selections. You can then weigh the features and strengths, and analyze the weaknesses of each property before ever investing the time in visiting. Signature Properties can also provide an opinion as to the potential re-sale value of the property based on trends we can produce. Our purpose is to be a professional counselor, researcher, analyst and investigator for you.
The Offer: You will be able to use Signature Properties' knowledge of the market as a guide to making the appropriate offer. Signature Properties can tell you the sale values of similar properties, and we will help you write an offer that is legally sound and most likely to be accepted by the seller. Some homes are listed at a price that may be lower or higher than the price at which it will actually sell. From our years of experience, we can help you understand the possible costs for any deferred maintenance and repairs before you decide to make an offer. In our area, the seller will typically choose a title insurance company to ensure you can purchase "clear" title to the property. While sometimes the same entity, an escrow company will hold your deposit and ensure your contract terms are met before you buy.
We'll help you put in safeguards to your
purchase offer, such as loan contingencies and physical inspection
contingencies. Since this can be an
emotional situation, it is especially important at this time that we have built
the confidence with you to allow you to have Signature Properties negotiate on
your behalf with the seller.