Buying

Buying a new home can be one of the most exciting events in your life. It can also be one of the most stressful.

I can make the process easy on you. Because of my years of experience as a residential real estate broker, I have the knowledge necessary to find you a new home with the best value.

I have helped buyers of single-family homes and condominiums in most of Boston’s neighborhoods including the South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Waterfront, South Boston, East Boston, Dorchester and Roxbury as well as in other cities and towns, including Lynn.

My goal is simple: to help. I will meet with you to discuss your home search – what you’re looking for, where you want to live, how much you want to spend. What are your “must-haves” and “nice to haves”?

I’ll give you an idea of what properties are available fitting most or all of your criteria. We’ll talk about the entire home buying process – the searching, the finding, the negotiating, the financing, and the moving. I can give recommendations for home inspectors and lawyers.

After we’ve talked and decided to work together, we can start the fun part – going to see properties. I have access to all the listings through our multiple listing service. I know about most of these properties since I’ve seen them at open houses and with other clients. We will see whatever homes you want to see, plus homes I have picked out that fit your criteria, that I know you’ll like.

My goal: Educate you on the current real estate market – what’s available, where, and for how much.

Once we’ve seen many of the homes that fit your criteria, we can start narrowing down the choices. Which homes are you most interested in? Which home seems to have the best “value”? What are the things that bother you about each of them? What do you love?

When you’re ready to move forward, we will discuss pricing. Only you can decide how much you are willing to pay for a new home. There’s no pressure from me. I will show you what other, similar properties are selling for; is the home you like better than these? Does it compare? Based on this, you will come up with a price you want to pay. Then, we’ll discuss strategy and negotiation tactics. What to offer on the property.

I will negotiate the deal on your behalf, speaking with the owner’s real estate agent, emphasizing the quality of your offer – and why the seller should accept it.

Once the offer is accepted, I will help you by giving recommendations for a lawyer and home inspector – if you want. The best advice here is for you to find them on your own, through the recommendations of friends and family.

We then have the lawyers write up the purchase & sale contract, which outlines everything in greater detail than the initial offer and taking into account anything we found in the home inspection. Maybe the seller needs to do some work in order for you to go forward?

Once we get to closing date, you will have already spoken to your lender numerous times. On closing date, you, your lawyer, and I show up, along with the seller and his/her attorney and real estate agent and the bank’s attorney. Papers are signed, you get your keys.

And, that’s it!

I would be happy to talk with you about ways I can help you with the search for a new home. The best part of my job is finding clients the “perfect” home.

I am here to help.