SANTA FE AREA HOME BUYING SERVICES

Buying a home is one the biggest investments that most people will ever make in their life.  There are many questions you may have before purchasing a home?  How and when should we choose a mortgage lender?  What neighborhoods and schools are best for our family? What style and size of home do we want/need? Every family is unique and has different questions and we understand that. We work with every family individually to find out what is most important to you. Keeping your best interest at mind, we will design a strategy to match your family’s needs and desires with the right home in the right neighborhood. Our website is designed to be a powerful tool to help you start the process, but we are excited to step in and help answer the many questions that you may have.

Why Should You Work With a Realtor?

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that most people will ever make in life. With transactions typically ranging from $200,000 into the millions it is important to work with a professional Realtor that has a thorough understanding of the buying and selling process and that will work diligently on your behalf. Working with a Realtor will not only make for a more seamless and less stressful transaction, but can also mean thousands more in your pocket in the end.   

Here are a few reasons that choosing a professional Realtor to represent you is great idea:

  1. Determining Buying Power & Coordinating Financing Options - One of the most important steps in purchasing a home is determining how much home you can afford and getting pre-approved for a loan.  A professional Realtor will help you gather information needed to make financing decisions and will be able to connect you with the lenders that are most qualified to help you.
  2. Local Market Expertise & Resources - A Realtor will be able to provide you with a wealth of knowledge regarding the local community including schools, zoning, local amenities, local housing market trends and statistics & much more. They will help you determine if the community offers the things that are most important to your family and can give you a good idea if the property will have resale value in the future when you decide to sell. 
  3. Negotiation - There are countless things that can be negotiated in real estate transactions and Realtors are highly skilled in this area. Everything from pricing, terms, date of possession, financing, repairs, inclusion or exclusion of furnishings and a multitude of other things are up for negotiation. Having a Realtor will assure you that you are getting the best possible deal and walking away a winner.
  4. Due Diligence in the Evaluation of Properties - This could include everything from termite inspections, asbestos, roof conditions, structure problems, septic tank and well issues & the list goes on and on. Your Realtor works with a network of professionals that will do these investigations on your behalf and provide you with the finding to assist you in making the right decision. A Realtor will also make sure that there are no problems with the title and help fix any issues that could potentially cause a problem at the closing table.  
  5. When selling your home a Realtor will provide you with local market information regarding pricing, terms, conditions and average days on market of comparable properties. This will allow you to effectively price your home to sell in the quickest amount of time for the highest price.
  6. Marketing - One of a Realtor's most important jobs is the marketing of your home to potential buyers. Presenting your home to the largest number of qualified buyers in the shortest amount of time is the ultimate goal. A Realtor will utilize the latest technology in order to get your property the exposure that it needs to sell quickly. Your home will be listed on the Realtor's listing service (MLS), through internet listing syndications on hundreds of websites, virtual tours & videos of your home & by posting on websites like NextBigMoveOrlando.com, which gets thousands of unique visitors each month. 
  7. A good Realtor will always keep your best interest at mind. Focusing on your goals, your wants, your needs and the things that are important to your family will create a win-win situation during the buying or selling of your next home. 

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BUYING IN THE SANTA FE REAL ESTATE MARKET

Santa Fe is a very complicated market. Due to its 400 year old history, Santa Fe has developed organically along rivers and trails, rather than being laid out on a grid like most American cities. As a result in the older areas of town, many of the homes were built by family members, room by room, as their families grew. Some of those families were competent and even exceptional builders, others were not. Some homes in the area were built entirely by professional builders, this is important information when making the decision to buy.

Over the years I have come to know Santa Fe buildng, its people and its culture. As a result, I understand the subtle nuances intrinsic to Santa Fe's real estate market. My long term connection with the business community and my close connection with local lenders, craftsmen, inspectors, contractors and other realtors affords me the ability to provide exceptional service before, during and after your real estate buying transaction.

 

THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

In my experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate - it‘s about your life and your dreams.

I understand you are looking for a new home, and I want to be the real estate professional to help you. I work with each of my clients individually, taking the time to understand their unique needs and lifestyle, and I want to do the same for you.

It's incredibly fulfilling to know I am helping my clients open a new chapter of their lives. That's why I work so hard to not only find that perfect home, but also to handle every last detail of the purchase process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies.

This page has sidebar links that provide helpful information for home buyers, including an overview of the entire purchase process, answers to frequently asked questions, and fact sheets to help us discover the home and neighborhood characteristics most important to you.

After you've had the chance to review this information, lets meet to go over the entire process and get started on finding your new home. I’ll prepare an in-depth, customized package of homes for you to review, highlighting properties that meet your criteria in neighborhoods that suit your lifestyle.

I am so excited to get started on finding you the perfect home.

 

Affiliated Team of Specialists

A large part of our success is due to our elite team of real estate affiliates, including escrow, inspections, lending, legal support, and more. Our team is comprised of only the best of the best in their field, a theme you will find interwoven throughout our business.

 

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