Typically our first step is to setup an introduction meeting. We want to ensure we understand your wishes, wants and needs. This is a very collaborative process and we want to make sure we work well as a team together. If so, It'll set you up on the next steps toward homeownership. :-)Schedule your introduction meeting here!
Taken what we learn from our introduction meeting, we help pair you with a few lenders we think will best fit your needs. We can also help give you advice on anything else you may need help with in preparation of making an offer on your happy home. If you need to sell stocks or are receiving gift funds from a family member, we like to be cued in so we know how to advise you on the matter. Expand
We hop in the car to start the learning process which we call "Neighborhood Dating". We like to say that the car is the classroom and we truly mean it. We take our clients around to many neighborhoods and discuss the history of the neighborhood, what is happening presently and what is projected in the future. Often times buyers have ideas already about the neighborhoods they want to live in (and if you don't thats OK too!). We like to test your assumptions to make sure you see all the options that fit within your wishes, wants and needs before you make a decision. We take our buyers to go shopping in the neighborhoods they are curious about and to try out the local restaurants and shops. We discuss what homes and neighborhoods will make for a good investment and help make sure the home you fall in love with will be good for your long term future. After all, all buyers become sellers eventually and we want to make sure that process is easy for you too. Expand
We never rush you and allow all our buyers to make decisions on their own time. We will talk you out of more homes than into them because we want to make sure you are making the best decision possible. We will help keep you true to your original goals. Buying a home is an emotional process and sometimes people fall in love with the crown molding and forget the home is missing a key element they need like a 3rd bedroom and we will help keep you true to what it is you need to live a happy lifestyle. Expand
Another thing that sets us apart is that we can help you make any home your own by changing the things you might not like. Often times we get clients who say things like "we hate carpet and don't want to see homes with carpet" but that diminishes their search power by far too much and likely increases the cost of the home they would need to buy. Instead we like to help clients make the little tweaks to their home so they are truly in love with where they live. We have our contractors license and can help price, source and hold our client's hands through the process. We also pass along our contractor discounts to help our client's save money. During our searching processes we can help you decide if the changes you want to make will be worth it from a value perspective. This saves you a lot of money while searching by broadening your options. Expand
Our average client only puts in 1-2 offers. Once you think you've found your happy home, we set off to work. Our client's typically only put in 1 offer even in highly competitive situations. How do we do that? Well it's a very nuanced answer and is different for each house but we will explain a few ways below.
Once you've won the home and are under contract we lead you through an uneventful closing process. We have our transactional coordinator ensure the process evolves smoothly. Because we have an intimate knowledge of the process, we know how to avoid or correct issues before they become a problem. Once you're under contract we send out a long email with all important dates so that you feel informed of what is to come throughout the process.
Once your house closes our relationship is NOT over. We see our relationships as long term. We can help you find a sewer expert 2 years down the road or pick out new paint colors for your dining room. We have all the contacts available to you if you ever need to do something to your home and we know how to find good people. We have lots of contractors who work with us almost exclusively and as a result they give our clients great deals because of our long term working relationships with them. We will also help analyze the changes you want to make to your home to make sure you are spending your money wisely. No matter what you may need, we are here for you!
We thought it would be helpful to show how we helped our previous clients by providing these case studies for you to view. Each client had a specific situation we had to help them work through and hopefully you will be able to see how we approached these scenarios to help give you a better idea how our team works.