Buying A Utah Home

  • Get Your Own Representation –  Buyer Agency Services at No Cost.

In a typical real estate transaction, there is a listing agent and a selling agent. The listing agent represents the sellers and the selling agent represents the buyers. A buyers agent can represent you at no cost.

The listing agent has a contract with the sellers to list, market and sell their home, and they will be reimbursed for these services, usually in the amount of 6% of the sales price, when the home sells. If there is a buyer’s agent, then that commission amount will be split between both agents. If the listing agent happens to represent buyers on one of his own listings, he would receive the whole 6%. So, this will not save a buyer money, it will only increase a listing agent’s commission. Also, the listing agent has a fiduciary duty (and legally binding contract) to represent the sellers, so their first priority would be them, and not you as a buyer. This is called limited agency.

Successful system for efficiently finding you the perfect home
• Experience as a licensed sales agent in California and Utah from 1999 to present
• Negotiation strategy
• No pressure sales philosophy
• Experience with foreclosures, short sales, new construction, and distressed properties

Risk reduction
• Market knowledge (I tour 50+ homes per week)
• Resale value maximization consulting • Upfront, honest advice and guidance
• I point out the positive AND negative features of potential properties
• Competitive market analysis BEFORE you make an offer

Financing expertise
• Licensed as a loan officer in California and Utah from 1999 to 2010 • Competitive mortgage products FHA, VA, No Money Down, Conventional, FHA Rehab & FHA Energy Efficient loans
• Knowledge of Down Payment Assistance and Home Buyer Grants for Utah Homes
Builders

• Builder (new construction) relationships
• Experience negotiating with builders
• Previous experience as a new home sales agent for Christopher Homes

What Should I Expect From a Buyer’s Agent?

  • Provide information on market conditions, schools, communities, employment, and more
  • Analyze purchasing timeline and needs once property is located
  • Free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of a property in order to make an educated offer
  • Explain all paperwork before signing
  • Review and explain final contract
  • Collect & deposit earnest money
  • Schedule the home inspection with a qualified inspector
  • Order a home warranty, if applicable
  • Review home inspection findings with the buyer and negotiate repairs, if applicable
  • Monitor contingencies such as financing, home inspection, disclosures etc.
  • Monitor the loan process and make sure the timing is in line with being done by the settlement deadline
  • Schedule final walk-through
  • Review HUDS and finalize the money that buyer needs to bring to closing
  • Schedule and attend closing
  • Give key’s to new home owners
  • Follow-up after the sale for any related or non-related real estate assistance

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