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Buying your Shoals Area Home For The Best Price

There are ways to save time, money and effort
when buying real estate.

First, the agent you work with should be experienced and knowledgeable in the marketplace. If they are familiar with the homes in Shoals market and they know neighborhood values, they can help you determine which Shoals properties are fairly priced and in good condition before you start your real estate search. I works exclusively in the Shoals area, so I know the territory better than anyone.

Before you even visit our area, I can email pictures with detailed information for all Shoals area homes that meet your criteria.

The real estate agent you select should offer Buyer Agency to you, which is an arrangement where the agent actively looks after your best interests, but usually gets paid by the Seller. This eliminates that age-old question in real estate transactions, “Just who is my agent representing, me or the seller?” I offer Buyer Agency to all my homebuyers because it allows us to actively negotiate the best deal for them.

A good Realtor will recommend that you prequalify for a mortgage before you look at homes to be sure you are looking in the appropriate price range and to strengthen your bargaining position when you locate the home you wish to buy. If your offer to the seller includes a letter from your lender indicating you already qualify for the loan, the seller will take you more seriously. We have friendly, helpful Shoals area lenders who offer the most competitive rates and who can usually prequalify you in a 10-minute phone call.

If you don’t find the perfect Shoals home right away, you’ll want to be notified about new homes that come on the market. I am happy to enroll you in my exclusive Buying Buddy system to email you new Shoals area listings as they come on the market. I want you to have first pick of the best properties in the Shoals area!

When you find the home you want to buy, make your offer as ‘clean’ as possible, with only necessary contingencies. The less the seller needs to worry about, the better. Also, be prepared to compromise on issues like closing/possession dates in exchange for the seller agreeing to your price (or vice versa).

If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your home buying requirements, contact me by clicking here or by calling 256-483-9798.


Click on the links below to read other articles

"Buying at the Best Price"

"Buyer Agency and You"

"How to Price Your Home"

"Tips to Enhance Your Home"

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