Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting, complex, and stressful adventure. It can also be a very time consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand.

Representing your best interests as a Walla Walla and Milton Freewater area buyer broker throughout the home buying process. My straight forward approach to helping you can save you time and money as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

I am the Broker with S.A.S.S.

                          Straight  Advice Solid Service

If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for Walla Walla, Milton Freewater, Athena, Weston, Touchet, Dixie,Umatilla County, Walla Walla County,Tollgate to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

The following articles provide useful information and are a great place to start if you're considering buying a home.

How to choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search Why use a Realtor When Buying a Home?
How to Choose a Home Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches
Take Charge When Buying a Home The Basics of Making an Offer


Exceptional Buyer Service

When working as your buyer agent,  I will:

 Ensure every detail is handled with professionalism and efficiency and always with your best interest at heart.

 Educate you about the entire process of purchasing your new home and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

 Help you understand all of the loan, escrow and title processes.

 Assist you in finding a lender who is best suited to handle your needs.

 Help you find the best loan rate and assist with loan pre-approval.

 Provide a detailed market analysis of comparable sales to assure that you are purchasing your properties for the best price.

 Inform you of current market trends and conditions to assist you in creating a strong offer.

 Provide Expert advice when dealing with investment property.

 Help you locate a qualified intermediary and provide our expertise when dealing with a 1031 exchange.

 Help you find the best property, in the neighborhood you desire.

 Help you spot sellers who may attempt to take advantage of you.

 Preview homes to make sure they meet your needs before showing them to you.

 Properly prepare contracts, documents, forms and disclosures that are required by law, making sure that they are legally correct.

 Help you understand all of the paperwork involved in your real estate transaction.

 Help you understand the use of good faith deposits and also their limitations.

 Review all real estate disclosures and local addendums.

 Negotiate and effectively deal on your behalf with the seller, their agent, escrow companies, title representatives and attorneys.

 Advise you when you should seek the advice of an attorney.

 Guide you in your selection of escrow and title company.

 Provide you with updates as to the progress of your purchase through the entire escrow process.

 Guide you as to how escrow instructions should be prepared.

 Handle any issues that may arise during the transaction.

 Make sure that all time constraints are adhered to, such as contingency removal, inspections, 1031 exchange time frames and close of escrow.

 Advise you on any inspections such as septic, termite, well, soil, or roof, which may be applicable to the property.

 Guide you as to any repairs that should be made to the property.

 Make sure that the appraisal is handled properly.

 Make sure that all agreed upon repairs or requirements are completed prior to the close of escrow.

 Properly handle the final walk-through process with you prior to the close of escrow.

 Oversee the escrow and closing process.

 Make sure that the transaction is completed smoothly, including obtaining keys and taking possession of your new home.

 Advise you as to the course of action that should be taken in the event that the seller refuse to close the transaction.