Home Buying Tips

How I Can Help You Buy a Home

Buying Tips
Whether it’s your first home or if you’re an experienced home buyer, purchasing a home is a complex process.

By working with me, you’ll find a home in the neighborhood where you want to live,
one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality and value.

Once you’ve found the home that’s right for you, I will guide you through the process of making an offer; negotiating the terms of the sale; getting your potential purchase inspected, repaired and appraised; and closing the sale.

 

When you work with me, you will:

  • Be more likely to find the home that meets all your criteria
  • Lessen the amount of time it will take to find your home
  • Understand all the terms, processes and documents used when buying your home
  • Have up-to-date market information that will allow you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf, one who is committed to looking after your best interests
  • Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all the details of your purchase are being taken care of by an experienced and knowledgeable professional

 

Buying a Home With A Pool? Take a Closer Look at The Pool First.

 

That outdoor oasis might look inviting, and soaking up the sun while floating on pool noodles can seem relaxing, but before you sign on the dotted line and buy a home with a pool, there are a few things you need to know about that pool…

Fencing and Safety Systems May not be Up-to-Date

Each city has strict regulations for backyard pools, so make sure the outdoor space is legally suitable. This might mean a new fence, self-closing, self-latching gates, or home door alarms.

Look For Signs of Trouble

Signs of trouble with a backyard pool include:

* Standing water around the pool pump
* Discolored water
* Stains on the bottom of the pool
“The biggest mistake homeowners make is not paying close enough attention to their pool chemicals,” says Brent Knoll, owner of Sunset Pool Care. “If you see a pool with murky water, or staining on the sides or bottom of the pool, consider getting a quote on how much it will cost to fix it before buying the home.”

Be Prepared To Spend Time Each Week Maintaining Your Pool

With a pool, pool maintenance is an absolute requirement. Neglected pools are quick to develop algae buildup, mosquito nests, and other health and aesthetic issues. Fortunately, proper pool maintenance is relatively easy when you keep a weekly schedule of skimming, brushing, cleaning filters, and keeping chemicals balanced.

For new homeowners, most pool cleaning service companies will come out and do a Pool Orientation, where they label your pool pump and equipment, and show you what it takes to maintain your backyard pool.