Living in Charlotte County Florida

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Charlotte County Home Buyers

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VIP Buyer Program

I have a VIP buyer service you might really appreciate.  I take the extra time and steps necessary to provide you with the best possible service. You can count on me to be professional, ethical, informational and understanding. I will be with you every step of the way.  Here is what I can do for you.

  • Return phone calls and emails promptly
  • Communicate any way you like: by phone, email, or text
  • Set you up in the MLS system to receive listings automatically based on your criteria
  • Provide details not in the MLS such as county report, taxes, permits, sales history and market data
  • Preview a property and take additional photos if you are not available to view
  • In-depth knowledge of local area
  • Available on days, evenings and weekends – including holidays
  • Take the time to explain the purchase and sale agreement and all the other forms
  • Pay attention to details, so your agreements are always concise and correct
  • Prepare a market analysis to help you decide on a purchase offer price
  • Negotiate aggressively on your behalf
  • Accompany you on inspections or attend for you
  • Communicate with lender, title company and all involved parties
  • Provide detailed vendor list and local contact information
  • Attend the closing with you
  • Follow up with you after closing

 

Experienced Buyers

Much has changed in the world of real estate in recent years. The influence of Internet technologies has given buyers and sellers new ways to come together. If you’ve been through the home buying process before, it’s more important than ever to pick the right real estate professional.

In the present real estate market, you want an agent who will use the Internet to your advantage. As an action-oriented real estate agent, I fully understand how today’s technology can help you find the right home. My website allows you to search thousands of listings to locate the properties that best fit your needs. It’s a great tool for home buying, and free to use.

Call me today and we can discuss what you’re looking for in a home, and where to begin. I look forward to helping you.

 

 

First-Time Buyers

If you are currently in the market for your first home, you probably have lots of questions. You are about to be making an important decision for your future, a great investment of both money and time. I have a wealth of experience helping first time buyers like you make sound, informed decisions. Here are some tips that can help make your home buying process successful:

  • Tip #1: Do Your Homework
    The perfect home won’t find you by itself. The key step in buying a home is doing the proper research. Educate yourself on local schools, neighborhoods, and the kinds of homes available. By reading available materials and talking with experts, you can start to put together your idea of the perfect home. 
  • Tip #2: Start Planning
    Most decisions benefit greatly from proper planning, and home buying is certainly no exception. Start a filing system with sections such as home buying, home financing, and service providers. By forming a home buying plan you can more easily focus on the most important factors and help give structure to the entire process. My website is a great resource for property information. 
  • Tip #3: Get PreQualified
    Getting prequalified for a loan normally only requires a short phone conversation with a lender, and can greatly help your home search. Prequalification does not guarantee you a loan, but it does provide you with an estimated monthly payment and a price range to use as a guide when shopping for homes. Being prequalified can also often indicate to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer. 
  • Tip #4: Look for Value
    When shopping for homes, it’s important to consider potential value. Even if you’re not planning to sell the home some time down the line, it’s a good idea to consider the future value of the home. Protect yourself against things like falling prices and gradual shifts in the nature of the neighborhood. You may not think of a new home as a means to make money, but it’s an important investment that requires caution. 
  • Tip #5: Decide What You’re Looking For
    Settle on the home features that are important to you (covered parking, hardwood floors, architectural style, etc.) and make an ordered list. Having well established guidelines will help narrow down your search and will prevent you from being shown properties that lack your key amenities. It can help you make the decision not to buy an attractive property that doesn’t really fit your needs. My website has a search feature that allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you’re looking for. 
  • Tip #6: Relax
    You don’t have to make an offer on the first home you see. Make sure to look at other listings in the area to get a feel for the marketplace. When you decide to make an offer on a house, consult with your real estate professional so that all of your questions are answered. 
  • Tip #7: Shop Around for Your Mortgage
    Deciding on the financing for your home can be as important as choosing a home itself. The first step is deciding what kind of loan best fits you: a fixed rate mortgage, or an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). There are benefits to each form of loan, and your real estate professional can provide you with more information. Next you’ll want to begin to shop around for different lenders. 
  • Tip #8: Protect Yourself
    Be careful when signing a contract on a home that allows you to find financing, have the home inspected, and work through any problem areas that may arise. Paying for a quality home inspection is absolutely crucial! You can save yourself thousands in repair costs by being sure of what you’re getting into.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, I would love to be of assistance to you.

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Author: tammyhayes

I am a residential realtor serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in sunny, southwest Florida. Contact me for all of your real estate needs. I am professional, ethical, informational, and understanding. I will be with you to assist you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help.

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