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When you buy a home, you're not just investing in real estate — you're investing in your future. Your decisions about purchasing a house can affect your financial and living situations for years to come. You don't want to make a mistake that can end up costing you in the long run.

As a Realtor, I can help you avoid potential pitfalls while searching for your dream residence. Together, we can find a house that's more than a good investment on paper — it has all the makings of a real home for your family.

Your Real Estate Resource

Choosing a neighborhood that checks all the boxes can be difficult, especially if you're new to the area. My expertise includes keeping on top of the advantages, disadvantages and new developments of Roanoke locales. I even have access to listings that may not be posted on the MLS, giving you a wider range of options than if you tried to go it alone.

Understanding an area's history, current state and future opportunities is essential if you intend to put down roots. My role is to represent you and your best interests, which means I make sure you're informed of all the facts. 

Top-Notch Negotiator

If you try to purchase a home without the assistance of a Realtor, you risk paying more than the real estate is worth. Recognizing a residence's value requires familiarity with the local market. That's a lot to ask of buyers who are trying to juggle work and life responsibilities on top of the buying process. On the other hand, having my finger on the market's pulse is my livelihood. My years of experience in negotiating can ensure you're getting a fair deal.

Objective Advisor

There are a lot of choices to make when purchasing a house, and sometimes compromises have to be made to satisfy your needs. This can be an understandably difficult and emotional time for buyers. As a third party, I can offer an objective perspective on potential problems and trade-offs. My experience also allows me to suggest solutions that aren't obvious to people outside the industry.

This may have advantages when it comes to bidding as well. You may love a place and fear losing it, which can result in overpaying. However, there may be negotiating strategies I can employ to make sure we seal the deal without it becoming too expensive.

Instant Network

When you've been in the business as long as I have, you meet a few people. Over the years, I've built up a network of real estate professionals, including folks in the following fields:

  • Title companies
  • Home inspectors
  • Contractors

In an industry where scammers can leave you with shoddy work and an empty wallet, I only recommend people I know and trust. This can also speed up the closing process since you don't have to spend time researching professionals.

If you're in the market for Roanoke real estate, you don't have to do everything yourself. A great Realtor in your corner can save you time, money and stress. Contact me today to get started.

 

Learn more about buying a new home on my blog:

Do I really need a Realtor to buy a home? 

9 tips for downsizing into your dream home

Rehabbing an investment property: What buyers need to know

Getting ready to buy a home? Think like a seller

6 keys to buying a second home

 

 

 

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