GUIDE TO HOME BUYING

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

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Where To Start

Finding the right home starts with finding the right broker. You want someone who will not only help you navigate the buying process, but someone clicks with you and understands your unique needs.

Luckily, Susan is a veteran broker with a knack for connecting with clients. She’ll get to know your wants and needs, matching you with the ideal property and walking with you every step of the way.

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The Search

Before you set foot in an open house, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you need from your new home. Are you upgrading or downsizing? Looking for a change of pace? Perhaps you need a home in a top-notch school district? No matter what you’re looking for, Susan will help you define your goals for the purchase, and will work with you to manage expectations and explore every opportunity.

Additionally, you’ll want to make sure you know how much home you can afford. Getting pre-approved for a home loan from a reputable lender will make you a more attractive buyer, and it will help you narrow your search to the properties most likely to fit your needs.

Throughout the house-hunting process, Susan will be there for you, helping you schedule tours, keeping you alerted of open houses that may be of interest, and using her myriad connections within the real estate industry to let you know the second a promising property goes on the market.

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Putting In An Offer

After all the tours, open houses and searches online, you’ve found the home that could be the one. While finding the right place is hard enough, it’s only half the battle. Now, you need to put in an attractive offer that will get the seller’s attention without overpaying for the property or missing any important details.

This is where having a skilled, experienced broker is key. With Susan’s expertise, she can craft a competitive offer that’s prudent for you as a buyer, but enticing to the seller. She can help you strategize through hyper-competitive multiple offer scenarios, and if necessary, she’ll negotiate and advocate for you and your needs. Creative, collaborative negotiation is a special skill of Susan’s — by proactively solving for potential issues with your goals always in mind, Susan will overcome any challenges on your behalf while ensuring the sale moves forward. Your satisfaction with the sale is tantamount to Susan’s success and reputation as a broker, so she’ll go above and beyond to make sure you get what you need from your new home.

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Sign On The Dotted Line

Once your offer is accepted, you’ll reach the final stage of the sale: closing. During this period, Susan will make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. She’ll help you navigate any possible contingencies with the sale and ensure that your interests as the buyer are protected.

With Susan’s experience, she’s also intimately familiar with the escrow process, and she’ll keep you informed and educate you on the necessary steps to closing. Attention to detail is one of Susan’s strengths, so you can trust that every vital document and inspection will be completed in a timely manner.

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Welcome Home

You’ve done it. After running the gauntlet of house hunting, beating out rival buyers and meticulously completing the closing process, the keys are yours. Don’t worry though, Susan won’t leave you wanting for anything. A longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Susan can provide resources and recommendations for any number of homeowner services, from landscaping and carpet cleaning to interior design and remodeling.

By working with Susan, you’ll become a client for life. She loves to keep in touch with her clients and hear how they are enjoying life in their new home — and when the time comes, she’ll help you move and sell your home with ease.

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YOUR LOAN CALCULATION

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Client Testimonial

We met Susan over 23 years ago. She sold our Lake Forest Park home when we relocated to Europe. When we moved back, we engaged Susan to help us find a new home. Again, Susan provided outstanding service. She diligently worked thoughtfully for each member of our family and went the extra mile in many ways (providing info on schools, neighborhoods, utilities, etc.). Recently we worked with Susan again to sell our home and downsize to a nearby home. Her marketing was top tier and we received multiple offers on our home and won in multiple offers on our new home. Forever grateful for Susan!"

JIM AND MACY (BUYERS), KENMORE

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Home Means More

Work with a broker who knows what home means to you.

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Client Testimonial

We met Susan over 23 years ago. She sold our Lake Forest Park home when we relocated to Europe. When we moved back, we engaged Susan to help us find a new home. Again, Susan provided outstanding service. She diligently worked thoughtfully for each member of our family and went the extra mile in many ways (providing info on schools, neighborhoods, utilities, etc.). Recently we worked with Susan again to sell our home and downsize to a nearby home. Her marketing was top tier and we received multiple offers on our home and won in multiple offers on our new home. Forever grateful for Susan!"

JIM AND MACY (BUYERS), KENMORE

Home Means More

Work with a broker who knows what home means to you.

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