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HouseBuyer 101


HouseBuyer 101

Over the years, the rule of law regarding the buying and selling of real estate has evolved. Thirty years ago, the contract to sell a home was about two pages and was specific to the real estate broker you were working with. Today we work with a standard contract that is 10 pages and that is before we start talking about disclosures. In short, real estate has become more complicated as the laws have changed to meet the demand of the market.

As a Real Estate Consultant-REALTOR®, I firmly believe that a vital part of my function is to educate my clients on the process. I do this for two reasons. First, having a general understanding of the process will provide you with a foundation to understand what is important, want is anecdotal (good to know), and what might be a distraction. With the correct foundation, you have the second reason, knowledge. Knowledge about a process will lower your anxiety level regarding real estate in general, allowing us to focus on the task at hand, working on your housing goal while enjoying the journey.

Below are publications that help in the education process. I have tried to be informative and bring a little fun (where possible) to the experience. The only software you will need to view these publications is Adobe Reader which you most likely already have.

Please use the publications below to educate yourself and gain confidence in the buying process. Everyone deserves to buy a home and have the entire process enjoyable with little to no anxiety.

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Do I Need a REALTOR, This is a comical look at some of the duties of a real estate agent. Some transactions go smoth while other are less so. Be assured an experianced agent will be working hard all the while making everything look great and trouble free.

Do I Need a REALTOR: This is a comical look at some of the duties of a real estate agent. Some transactions go smooth while other are less so. Be assured an experienced agent will be working hard all the while making everything look great and trouble free.

Common Buyer Missteps: While not an all inclusive list of missteps a buyer can make, this list can provide a strong starting point of what not to do, saving you time and money!

Common Buyer Missteps: While not an all inclusive list of missteps a buyer can make, this list can provide a starting point of what not to do, saving you time and money in the home buying process.

Buyers Agent Interview Questions: Real Estate Agents provide a service much like a consultant. Consultants are hired by businesses to bring in a specific, professional knowledge to assist the business through specific business need. Buying a house is a similar need, you should interview to find a proper fit.

Buyers Agent Interview Questions: Real Estate Agents provide a service much like a consultant. Consultants are hired by businesses to bring in a specific, professional knowledge to assist the business through specific business need. Buying a house is a similar need, you should interview to find a proper fit.

Getting to Know BHHS Drysdale Properties: Who are we and what do we stand for are important questions. Are we respectfuls and responsible in our business practices and do we asknowledge how we can make a difference? Here you can learn about BHHS, Drysdale Properties, our E.D.G.E partners and our Drysdale Community Foundation.

Getting to Know BHHS Drysdale Properties: Who are we and what do we stand for are important questions. Are we respectfuls and responsible in our business practices and do we asknowledge how we can make a difference? Here you can learn about BHHS, Drysdale Properties, our E.D.G.E partners and our Drysdale Community Foundation.

Home Buying Process Flow: Sometimes to learn how things are connected it helps to look from above. This is a flow of how the over all buying process looks and how things are connected.

Home Buying Process Flow: Sometimes to learn how things are connected it helps to look from above. This is a flow of how the over all buying process looks and how things are connected.

Home Buying Experience: Transparancy is acheived best when promises and commitments are put in to written form. Here I will not only tell you how I work, also what i ask of you. Whomever you choose to work with you should get the same written commitment from them.

Home Buying Experience: Transparency is achieved best when promises and commitments are put in to written form. Here I will not only tell you how I work, also what i ask of you. Whomever you choose to work with you should get the same written commitment from them.

Getting Pre-Approved: This is a critical step in the house buying process that answers several critical questions;  Are you financially ready to purchase? What is your price range? What would be you future house payment? Finally with out a pre-approval any offer you submit will not be take seriously in today market.

Credit Do's and Don'ts

Credit Do's and Don'ts: Credit and Credit scores are always changing. There are things you can do to help your score and there are actions that while looking right can cause your score to lower.

Home Previewing Etiquette: Viewing properties before you write a contract is important. In most cases you will view several home before on the right one. This publication provided a guideline to viewing properties respectfully.

Home Previewing Etiquette: Viewing properties before you write a contract is important. In most cases you will view several home before on the right one. This publication provided a guideline to viewing properties respectfully.

2017 REALTOR Code of Ethics

2017 REALTOR Code of Ethics:  The Code of Ethics has been in place for more that 100 years, and is the frame work of how REALTORS are to act toward each other, our clients, and the general public.

Fair Housing Laws: The sale of real estate in California is governed by both the Civil Rghts Act of 1968 and the Unruh Civil Rights Acts together these laws govern how were are to behave legally during the sale of real estate.

Fair Housing Laws: The sale of real estate in California is governed by both the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Unruh Civil Rights Acts together these laws govern how were are to behave legally during the sale of real estate.

How Key Dates are Calculated: Written in to the purchase contract are dates for performances of specific tasks to be completed by seller and buyer. This publication gives guidelines on how the dates are calculated.

How Key Dates are Calculated: Written in to the purchase contract are dates for performances of specific tasks to be completed by seller and buyer. This publication gives guidelines on how the dates are calculated.

Common Ways to Hold Title: How you hold title to your real estate effects how you can sell it and how you can will it. Give consideration now to this important decision.

Common Ways to Hold Title: How you hold title to your real estate effects how you can sell it and how you can will it. Give consideration now to this important decision. This publication is provided by Old Republic Title Co.

Guide to the Property Transaction

Guide to the Property Transaction: General information about property transactions provided by the California Realtor Association. Bit on the dry side.

Guide to Disclosures for Buyers: General information about disclosures with the buyer side as the focus, this publication is provided by the California Realtor Association.

Guide to Disclosures for Buyers: General information about disclosures with the buyer side as the focus, this publication is provided by the California Realtor Association.

Guide To Disclosures for Sellers: General information about disclosures with the seller side as the focus, this publication is provided by the California Realtor Association.

Guide to Disclosures for Sellers: General information about disclosures with the buyer side as the focus, this publication is provided by the California Realtor Association.

Sample of California Residential Purchase Agreement: You should always read contracts before you sign them. So here is your opportunity to read, ask questions and become comfortable with the purchase agreement.

Sample of California Residential Purchase Agreement: You should always read contracts before you sign them. So here is your opportunity to read, ask questions and become comfortable with the purchase agreement.

Samples of Common California Residential Disclosures: Sample form so you can review and become familiar with the standard California real estate disclosures.

Samples of Common California Residential Disclosures: Sample form so you can review and become familiar with the standard California real estate disclosures.

Samples of More Common California Residential Disclosures: More sample form so you can review and become familiar with the standard California real estate disclosures.

Samples of More Common California Residential Disclosures: More sample form so you can review and become familiar with the standard California real estate disclosures.

 

 



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