Buyer's Guide

How I Work With My Clients

FINDING YOUR HOME
MAKING AN OFFER
NEGOTIATING
CONTIGENCY PERIOD
FINALIZING THE DEAL
1. Evaluate your needs. I will take the time to understand your needs and your time frame, and the way that I am best able to serve you.
2. Identify areas and communities that interest you. My job is to give you the information that you need to make wise decisions.
3. Identify specific properties to visit. I will show you homes based on the criteria that we establish.
4. Prepare to write the winning offer. We will discuss the best strategies for writing the strongest offer.
5. Craft an offer to purchase. As we draft a Purchase Agreement, we will discuss protective contingencies, customary practices.
6. Present the offer. I will present your offer to the seller and the seller’s agent.
7. Evaluate the seller’s response. We will review the seller’s response with you.
8. Open the escrow. When the Purchase Agreement is accepted and signed by all parties, I will open escrow for you.
9. Contingency periods. We will discuss contingency periods and how to utilize them to strengthen your offer.
10. Obtaining homeowner’s insurance. Your lender will require you to secure property insurance.
11. Down payment funds. You will need a cashier’s check or money transfer several days prior to the closing date of escrow.
12. Signing of documents. We will meet at the Title office where you will sign your loan documents and closing papers.
13. Close of escrow, receiving the keys to your property. Once the payoff has been made to the seller’s loan.

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With nearly 15 years of real estate experience, Mary Ann has acquired those intuitive skills that are crucial to negotiating, communicating and navigating through what has become a very sophisticated real estate market. During that time, she has earned the respect of her peers, and developed a huge list of past clients creating a very successful referral business.

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