Debbie Marett GRI Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Realty

Let me help you become a homeowner!

Buying a home is a major endeavor and enjoying a successful real estate transaction requires knowledge and experience. As your Accredited Buyer’s Representative and your Certified Residential Specialist, I have the extensive knowledge and tools to help you.

Whether you are a first time buyer or this if is not your first transaction, I can help make your dream of home-ownership come true!

I pledge to understand your perspective and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals.

10 key steps for completing a successful transaction:

  1. Find a Qualified Buyer’s Rep
  2. Assess Your Credit and Finances
  3. Assess Your Wants and Needs in a Home
  4. Search for Your Home
  5. Negotiate Terms
  6. Obtain a Mortgage
  7. Prepare for Closing Day
  8. Close
  9. Move
  10. Celebrate!

 

Get pre-approved for a loan.  Get pre-approved, not just pre-qualified. There is a difference. Getting pre-qualified for a loan doesn’t mean that the bank promises to lend to you while a pre-approval does. During a pre-approval, a good loan officer will be able to address problems concerning credit or debt issues and solve them before you make the offer on a home.  Also, a pre-approval letter is a very powerful negotiating tool. I have a list of trusted, local lenders to share with you. Sellers will want to see your lender letter and their agent will also contact them to be sure that the offer they accept is from someone they know can get a loan rather than risk a full-price offer with someone who may not be able to close.

Do not call the Realtor on the sign in front of the house.  The listing Realtor, the one with the sign in the front yard, has been hired by the homeowner and represents her/him in selling the property. They have a fiduciary relationship with the seller and, legally, are obligated to get the highest price from you with the fewest concessions.  What you want, as a buyer, is the lowest possible price with the most concessions.  Once you have a house you would like to see, I will schedule a private showing so you can see the home inside and provide you with all the information and disclosures regarding the home, make you aware of any possible red flags so that we can start securing your negotiating position for the terms and price you want.

Ask yourself, "If I find the home that perfectly matches what I am looking for today, am I willing to write an offer?"  Buying a home is a big financial decision, and it is completely understandable for you to be hesitant to pull the trigger. Many buyers lose the opportunity to buy the house of their dreams because they want to “think about it.” I know how to write effective contracts so that if you discover that you have changed your mind or learn that this is not a good decision you can walk away with very little money out of your pocket.

Get new listings sent to your email.  With so many homes on the market, it is highly unlikely you will find the home of your dreams simply by driving around a neighborhood. For starters, you are going to waste a lot of time looking at houses that don’t even come close to your standards and while you are looking, someone else could be buying the exact property you are seeking.  With the automated listings, that I set up for you in your own mls portal you will receive information on all of the active and available houses that have come on the market ( in real time) that specifically match what you are looking for and in the price point that you are pre approved for. You will receive a detailed description of the property, interior photos and information on the schools and amenities, etc..  

Contact me. Since the commission will be paid by the seller, there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t get professional advice and representation when buying your home. As your accredited buyer’s agent, I represent you alone. The seller pays my commission. My goal is to help you obtain the house of your dreams at the best possible price and terms for you. I am your advisor and advocate and I know how to make the transaction run smoothly. You can be assured that you will be represented by a realtor who is professional, experienced, and above all committed to your best interests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Debbie Marett GRI Realtor®

Whether you're a first-time home buyer in search of your dream home, a seller looking to downsize or an investor looking for a great opportunity, working with a dedicated real estate professional can make all the difference.

I deliver unmatched customer service, and my genuine desire to see your property goals come true makes me the go-to resource for all your real estate needs. For sellers, I take full advantage of Coldwell Banker's® marketing tools to ensure that your property is broadly promoted on a variety of channels, including major real estate websites, and my negotiation skills are second to none. For buyers, I effectively analyze the local market and target trends to help you find the perfect home at the right price.

If you're looking for a positive, helpful partner who is ready to provide you with exceptional service, let's talk today!