by Pete Doty

After your initial counselling appointment, I will have a good idea of your wants, needs, price range, and location and will enter your requirements into my Multiple Listing Service (MLS) IDX computer. From the many listings in its inventory, we will create a list of homes tailored just for you. Then after your review and selection, I will make arrangements so we can get inside those homes.

As you walk through the homes, feel free to open the cabinets and closets. Most often the sellers will be absent, but should they be present, they will understand your need to examine the home carefully. When a home appeals to you, make notes. It is easy to forget details. Often there will be a brochure available for you to take along to help you recall the home as you review your tour, and whenever possible, I will have given you a copy of the property information I have available.

Don’t be surprised if the first home you see is the perfect one for you, and don’t be discouraged if none of those you visit the first day are what you want. I am committed to finding the one that you will want to call ‘home’ and will work diligently until you find it. Usually, we will be able to find the home of your dreams rather quickly and will find 3-5 homes that best fit the desires you expressed.

Please be cautious about expressing any interest in a property. The walls have ears and they talk, so to speak, and it could harm your negotiating ability. We are excited for you when you fall in love with a home, and want to hear this, just be sure to not speak with THE SELLERS, the other agent, the neighbors, or others about your interest, until all negotiations have been completed. No need to give anything away.