Looking For A Home In The St Petersburg Area?
You need an experienced St Petersburg Buyer's Agent!
Are you looking for a home in the St Petersburg Area? If Yes, then you need an experienced St Petersburg Buyers Agent working for you! Here you will find out why and what my team and I will do for you. Plus you can download up to date Buyer’s Guides, useful charts, and learn about our unique “Home Buyer Rebate Program” that gives you ca$h back at closing!
Enjoy using these resources and we hope you choose us as you St Petersburg Buyers Agent!
Why Do You Need A Buyer's Agent?
There are many reasons why you need use a St Petersburg Buyers Agent when searching for your home. Here are just a few:
1.) It’s Free To Hire A Buyers Agent. Plus We Offer A Cash Back At Closing Rebate To All Buyers
You will get Cash back! One of the most obvious reasons to hire us as your St Petersburg buyers agent is that it’s free. There are very few circumstances where it costs money to hire a buyers agent. In a real estate transaction the Seller pays the listing agent a flat commission. The listing agent then shares that commission with the Buyer’s Agent and I share it with you.
I don’t know of another St Petersburg Buyers Agent that offers a rebate program instead, they keep to entire commission for themselves. I offer a Home Buyer Rebate Program that puts money in YOUR pocket at closing! Contact me for details!
2.) As A Native St Petersburg Buyers Agent I Know What To Look For & Where To Find It
You will find what you’re looking for! I grew up right here in St Petersburg and I know the area and its neighborhoods as your St Petersburg Buyers Agent, I know where to find the perfect home for you! Don’t waste time searching inaccurate listings on sites like Zillow and Trulia. They are frequently inaccurate and merely advertising platforms for realtors disguised as research sites. I search out and prescreen homes using years of experience, up to date data and, when possible, I tour the properties before I show them to you so you aren’t wasting your time.
3.) As An Area Expert, I Understand The Local Real Estate Markets
You don’t have to research every market! Every real estate market is different. Real estate markets can differ from town to town and even neighborhood to neighborhood. It’s extremely important when buying a house that you understand the local market.
Since there are many reasons why real estate markets are different, another great reason to hire us as your St Petersburg buyers agent when buying a house is because we understand the intricacies of the local market. A buyers agent who understands the local real estate market can go a long way when the time comes to make an offer on a house and negotiating for the best price.
It’s highly recommended as you hire a St Petersburg buyers agent that you make sure they have experience selling houses in the area. Hiring a real estate agent who doesn’t have an understanding of the local real estate market can cost you thousands of dollars should you make an offer that isn’t inline with local house values. As a St Petersburg Buyers Agent I live and work here and I’ve work in local real estate for almost 30 years.
4.) As Your Buyers Agent I Can Help Evaluate & Secure Financing
You will work with qualified lenders who will get the job done! The world of real estate financing can be very confusing and complex. One thing to expect when you hire a buyers agent is help with evaluating and securing the best financing for your circumstances.
I will help you navigate through the various financing options and help you decide which type of mortgage is best. In addition to helping you understand the various options, my team and I will be able to help you secure financing through a mortgage broker.
It’s important to keep in mind as you’re securing financing that you strongly consider using a local mortgage company. Local mortgage companies understand what the process is for real estate transactions and also any local rules or regulations.
5.) I Will Coordinate Showings
You don’t have to do the scheduling. Why waste your time? If you’re buying a house and have interest in a dozen properties, as your St Petersburg buyers agent I’m responsible for making sure that you have the opportunity to view potential properties if they’re available. This may mean making dozens of phone calls, emails, and texts, figuring out the best route for the showings, and making sure they provide you all of the pertinent information about the properties.
6.) I Know How To Write Real Estate Contracts And Deal With Paperwork
You don’t need to interpret complex legal documents. There are many parts to a real estate contract and having an experienced professional to guide you through the contract is vital. There are several real estate contingencies to consider including in a purchase offer, several deadlines that need to be set in a contract, and other important parts to within a real estate contract.
In addition to the important aspects within a real estate contract, as an experienced St Petersburg buyers agent I know how to write a contract that presents you in the best possible way in the eyes of a seller. A real estate contract that is poorly written or a contract with missing or blank areas is a common reason why a purchase offer is rejected when buying a house. And, as a real estate attorney, contracts, disclosures, addenda, and other legally binding documents are written in my language and I can help you understand all the “legalise” in them.
7.) I Have A Network Of Experienced Professionals Needed During A Transaction
You work with experts in their field. During the course of a real estate transaction there are several professionals that are needed. When you’re buying a house you’ll potentially need a mortgage originator, a home inspector, a real estate attorney (me), title agency, termite inspector, and a handful of other professionals. I know the experts that you need when buying a home.
8.) I’m A Professional Negotiator – I Will Get You The Best Price
You will get the best price possible. I’ve been negotiating real estate sales, leases, commercial leases, and legal disputes for almost 30 years. And, I’m a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator with years of negotiating experience that I put to work for you.
9.) Keeping The Transaction On Schedule
You will close on time. Delays in real estate transactions happen, but this doesn’t mean that it’s acceptable. A delay in a real estate transaction is frustrating to all parties involved, especially for a buyer and a seller. As your St Petersburg Buyers Agent I have the experience to avoid mistake and pitfalls that could delay your closing our tracking system keeps the buying process rolling smoothly so that the complex process of buying real estate ends with a successful, on time closing.
10.) I Can Be Your Emotional Filter
You can vent to us. Buying a house is very emotional and can potentially get the best of a buyer. Another great reason to hire me as your St Petersburg buyers agent when buying a house is I can act as an emotional filter. Years of working with real estate and legal clients I used to hearing clients vent their frustrations and I’m hear to reassure you during frustrating times.
Also, I’m not emotionally attached to a specific property you may have interest in, so I can help keep you from making an emotional and rash decision. Ultimately you are the final decision maker, but will help you weigh the PROs and CONs of potential properties while taking the emotion out of the decision.
11.) Deal With Legal Matters
You don’t have to hire an attorney. Not just another St Petersburg Buyers Agent. I’m by your side from start to finish as both your Realtor and legal counsel. I have 16 years experience as a real estate attorney right here in Pinellas County. I review all documents from a lawyers perspective, search for property title issues and liens, represent you at closing and help with any legal matter that may arise.
Don’t Go It Alone! Contact Me and get the representation you deserve! I look forward to working with you and being your St Petersburg Buyers Agent!
What We Will Do For YOU!
Our services, buyer's guides, and rebate program.
First and foremost, we will zealously represent your interests as your St Petersburg Home Buyers Agent.
I’m not just here to show you a bunch of houses and sell you one. My team and I work with you to determine what you want, what you need, and what you can comfortably afford. Then we show you the properties that meet the correct criteria. I don’t just want to sell you a home. I want to find you the right home and negotiate the best possible deal for you!
As your St Petersburg Buyers Agent we will do the following:
STEP 1.) Getting to Know You and Your Goals
We start by discussing your current situation, home buying goals, and timeline. We’ll provide an accurate overview of the current market and go through a question-and-answer session as needed to determine:
- What you want in a home.
- What you dream about having in a home.
- What you actually need in a home.
- What you can comfortable afford.
- Begin pre-qualification for financing.
Once we’ve answered all those questions we move on to finding you properties while you work with one or more lenders we recommend to obtain financing pre-approval.
STEP 2.) Property Search and Financing Approval
Once we’ve answered all those questions we will start looking for properties for you while you work with one or more lenders we recommended to obtain financing pre-approval.. This stage includes:
- Searching relevant neighborhood for available properties.
- Screening the properties using public records & our software.
- Send you a list of initial properties & use your feedback to send you an update list.
- Choose a group of properties to visit and schedule showings.
- Take you on guided tours of the properties.
- Repeat the process until we find you the right home.
- Puting you in touch with lenders to get you pre-approved for financing asap.
Once you give us the go ahead, we begin a comprehensive search for suitable properties. We not only have access to the properties listed on the open market, but also many “silent sale sources.” We pre-screen candidate properties to find the best matches for your criteria.
Our pre-screening includes valuation analysis, investment/return forecasts and tax implication analysis. We investigate any potential title or transfer issues.
We inspect candidate properties to get a fix on their physical condition, review documents related to the properties and analyze comparable sales to “reality check” asking prices.
We investigate seller motivations and interest among other buyers in the marketplace. We do a lender review and feasibility analysis of lending options available to you.
We work with your lender to get you pre-approved for the right kind of loan for you. Most sellers require pre approval and proof of downpayment funds before they will consider your offer.
STEP 3.) Acquisition Strategy, Due Diligence, Financing and Closing
If you decide to proceed, we formulate an acquisition strategy to see that the property is bought at the best possible price and terms. And of course, the submitted offer will include all necessary contingencies allowing time for due diligence items that may not have been completed during the pre-screening process.
Once you have found a property that you would like to put an offer on, we will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report. This report helps you understand the pricing of homes in the area, so that you can make a reasonable offer that is based on facts and data rather than emotion or inaccurate online information from website like Zillow’s “Zestimate,” which is currently bogged down in litigation over it’s inaccuracy. As your St Petersburg Buyers Agent we will provide you with up to date accurate information.
Once your offer is accepted and a Purchase Contract is finalized, you will enter the Due Diligence phase. This is when you will deposit earnest money, obtain home inspections and address any issues that arise from the inspections. We will help you with all aspects of this important phase in the home buying process, and will offer advice to guide you with any decisions that must be made.
Key items in the Purchase & Sale Agreement include:
- Price negotiations.
- Contingencies for professional inspections, environmental/soil, comprehensive document review, termite inspections, title search, lien search, appraisal, obtaining financing, etc.
- Property maintenance benchmarks (minimums) to be maintained and/or achieved during the contract period.
- Specific contingency language pertaining to the amount and terms of acceptable loan needed.
- Guidance regarding the direct arrangement of the best available financing for your particular situation.
- Support at closing including scheduling, “settlement statement” review prior to closing and document review during closing.
STEP 4.) Post-Closing
- Answer questions about filing claims with Home Owner Warranty company if requested.
- Attempt to clarify and resolve any conflicts about repairs if buyer is not satisfied.
- Respond to any follow-on calls and provide any additional information required from office files.
- Follow up with you to make sure you got settled in and are happy with your new home.
- On-going availability to answer questions.
FREE 2017 HOME BUYER GUIDES
From Your St Petersburg Buyers Agent
Download my Free “2017 Home Buyer’s Guide.”
Download my Free “Millennials Guide to Home Buying.”
Get your “Interest & Principle Payment Chart” here.
HOME BUYER REBATE PROGRAM
I’m proud to offer a Home Buyer Rebate Program to all my clients. If you work with me to find your home, I’ll give you CA$H back at the closing! No, string attached! All you have to do is sign a simple agreement regarding the terms of the Home Buyer Rebate Program and when you close on you new home you will get a check back from me. The rebate amount is based on the price of the property you buy. Its really that simple!
I look forward to working with you and being your St Petersburg Buyers Agent!