Ron Howard Principal Broker (503) 413-9901 email@example.com
Your best price does not just show up automatically!
You are not going to over-pay. But is the Seller just going to give you money off the price for no reason? Of course not. However, negotiations that are approached respectfully, with supporting data, and balanced with strength and organization, provide the better results. The lowest possible price is achieved carefully and with clear responsible communication. The lowest possible price requires a lot of work and a lot of skill. I am prepared for the work and the process. Bottom line; you will know that you received the best possible price.
Every house is unique. Fresh paint can mask rotted wood and older finishes can mask a solid strong house needing only paint! The inspection is a critical part of buying the right home. I believe in a thorough inspection and additional opinions from experts in different fields. Rather than a "light Inspection", I will help you arrange and negotiate repairs, that may be important, based on depth of investigation and knowledge gathering. You deserve to know what you are buying!
When you identify your wish-list for your perfect house, there may be a selection and there may not be a lot to see. i have resources that can identify houses coming up not listed yet, and other resources to uncover more choices. Plus,I also am willing to reach into areas and find people who have not started the process yet but will be soon. Even more, we both may see For sale By Owner properties appear and look at those as well. Lets talk about your wish-list and set up a search plan.
There is no cost to be pre-APPROVED normally and yet failing to be pre-APPROVED (not pre-qualified!) costs you terribly. So many times we hear an honest, "I'm not in a hurry so I will get pre-approved soon, but not yet." Very common. Then, it happens all the time; you find a better house for a lower price sooner than you expected! Here is the bad part: You are the most qualified buyer but the seller chooses someone else because you simply do not have the free pre-approval letter. I can't tell you just how often that happens. In addition to missing out on the BEST house, I find that shopping, and taking your time, is much more enjoyable when you know the whole financial picture. You know the payment amount, and you have the power to make an offer any time you want. I have recommendations for loan officers/lenders if you need them.
This is THE question. The answer is; It Depends. I have several pricing tools, from different sources, that analyze the market and produce very detailed pricing ideas. I also am very good at comparing houses and property accurately. Two examples that play out often:
A.) The seller is asking $675,000.00. We find that the comparables, the trends, the other data is showing the home closer to $625,000.00. Forget the "seller's market stories. I am confident offering far below the asking price and negotiating.
B.) The seller is asking $675,000.00. We find that the comparables, the trends, and other data is showing cases for $675K, $700K or more. We assess the competitive market and decide on a strategy to obtain the house as low as possible - taking into account YOUR comfort level and how much the house matches your needs. There is a success number and a "walk-away" number. We will be very clear on what to do.