Meet in person and create a wishlist
I know you are anxious to look at homes! You will profit greatly from knowing the whole process and what to expect every step of the way. I like to find out your "bonus items" and "must haves" that will make a house the perfect home. Need to move for a job? Want a shorter commute? Getting married? Having a baby? Need to upgrade or downsize? At this stage in the process, I’ll send you notifications about the listings that you’re most likely to be excited about. Be sure to let me know if one (or more) jumps out at you so that I can schedule a viewing. I also go over the current market, current inventory, and how to win in that market. I walk you through strategy for winning in multiple offer scenarios without overpaying, concessions you can request from the seller, financing options, your time frame, etc. Also earnest money required at your price range and conditions to put on your offer to protect your earnest money. Basically what to expect and all methods of mitigating risk. I also understand that it's not always possible to meet in person and we can accomplish what we need to over the phone and/or email as well. I get it - you're busy!