Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make and there is a lot you need to know! It is not only about simply choosing the home you like, and as a top real estate agent, I can help you make the right choices from start to finish having your best interests in mind. Whether you're looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, I'm committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. Please view my section on buyer don’ts to see what NOT to do when starting to look for a home. Below is some educational information so you will know what to expect through the buying process.
Before starting your home search, you need to be pre-qualified by speaking to a broker or loan officer and beginning the loan application process so we can figure out what price range we should be looking in. I can provide you with a full range of homes available in the Charlottesville and surrounding markets. My knowledge of the area will help me guide you to the perfect area based on your wants and needs. I will help determine the market value of the home you are interested in and make sure you get the best value for your money. I will negotiate with the sellers for you to make sure you get the best possible terms.
Once under contract, you must remember that Virginia is a caveat emptor state, which means buyer beware. I have a great team of inspectors for you to choose from to make sure you know exactly what you are buying. Per Virginia law, after the closing date, the buyer can not recover from the seller any damages due to a defect that renders the property unfit for ordinary purposes. This is very important to remember and you want a good team on your side. When it comes to new construction, however, the builder typically provides a one year warranty with the home against any defects, but with any resale, this law applies.
As a “buyer’s agent”, I pull from my vast real estate and mortgage knowledge to save you time, money and give you piece of mind that you are making the right decision. Best of all, I am free! Contact me when making your next home purchase as I will be sure to give you the naked truth about real estate!
Eight steps to buying your home
Deciding how much house you can afford
Creating your home wishlist
Location, Location, Location
Opting for new home construction
How can a real estate agent help me?
Eight important questions to ask your agent
Contact us about buying your home