Why all buyers need a buyers agent representing them and their goals

What does a buyers agent do and why do I need one

What to expect when you hire me as your buyer broker.  I certainly do more than just open doors and drive

buyer broker juggling all the detailsaround.  A lot of people do not realize that as a buyers agent you are really juggling a lot of balls in the air to coordinate, negotiate and bring the deal to a close.

My fiduciary duty is to look out for the buyer.  Buyers need to realize that they are the ones who benefit from hiring a buyers agent to represent them.  The listing agent has the fiduciary duty to the seller, not the buyer.  Remember the old saying, buyer beware…… (always have an agent represent you and only you)
 

Below is a very brief overview of my major steps during a home purchase.  As we all know each and every transaction is different and no two buyers, sellers or homes have the same issues.  There is no way to put a complete list together without it looking like the action booksI used to read in about4th grade: you remember the books that you had options on all the way thru,,,, if you want to open this door go to page 53 if not continue reading… you get my point.

 

Overview of Steps Necessary in 99% of the transactions:

  • Initial interview to find out more about buyers situation
  • buyers must get a preapproval and meet with lender
  • once you have a preapproval letter we go over letter the letter and conditions
  • Review of initial buyer interview, review of what you are looking for and why you are moving.  check to see if anything has changed since meeting with the lender
  • types of homes available (HUD, short sales, foreclosures, fsbo etc)
  • types of sellers (short sales, foreclosures, HUD, FSBO, etc)
  • how fast the market is moving based on what your looking for and qualify for
  • a brief overview of the forms and what to expect paperwork wise
  • paperwork sent over email, or delivered to buyer recapping again what to expect, the process of buying a home, the do’s and don’t when it comes to buying a home these get initialed and added to my file
  • search for homes, not only on MLS but zillow, fsbo sites, local papers, nod’s: schedule appointments and research any initial red flags
  • farming for additional homes if inventory is low
  • viewing of homes
  • cma of home you want to purchase
  • sit down and explain in detail the legal documents you are signing and what they involve
  • negotiate offer

once under contract

  • order title work
  • contact lender
  • constant contact with all parties regarding deadlines and legal items
  • home inspector and due diligence items
  • attend inspection
  • meet to go over report
  • negotiate
  • keep in constant contact with lender about deadlines and issues
  • appraisal issues if any
  • walk thru
  • settlement
  • possession details

My goal is to help the buyer achieve their dream and to eliminate any unnessary stress and drama.  As a neutral party i am able to step away and look at the process thru what legally can and can not happen. Realtors are able to do this without the high level emotion of a buyer or seller may bring if they were dealing directly with one another. Selling and Purchasing Real Estate is one of the biggest /stressful investments many of us will ever do in our lifetime.  It is a legally binding agreement and a lot more complicated than the DIY networks make it seem.  Always consult a professional when selling or purchasing real estate.

 

***I’m thinking I should print this and keep it with me the next time I have someone ask me what I do for my money.

 

 

Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2012

Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2012 featuring homes from 177,000 to multi-million dollar estates.  The Salt Lake Parade of homes has teamed up again with the Make-A-Wish Foundation you will see rooms decorated to support this partnership featured in showcased homes.  This year the parade has a new feature called Parade Craze, its a smart phone app to help all attendees keep track of all the homes they have seen.  Some of the other cool additions to this years parade are:

 

*a historic home restoration

*a blogger inspired home

*a home built by the CTEC program (Canyons School District Students )

Looking for a home in Salt Lake view all homes available at SaltLakeAreaHomeSearch.com

 

Tickets can be purchased at participating                                                         

RC Willey Locations ($10)

Daybreak Glass House ($15)

Parade and Model Homes ($15)

Salt Lake Home Builders Association office ($15)

or online at www.SaltLakeParade.com  right now they are running a special for $12 tickets!

 

 

August 3-18th, 2012

Daily 12pm – 9 pm

***some models may be closed on Sundays**

www.SaltLakeParade.com

 

See ya there! 

p.s. if you are interested in buying a home whether its a new construction or not, please notify your Realtor before attending the parade.  If you don’t have a Realtor, let me know I’d love to help you out. For all the potential / soon to be sellers out there, we need your inventory.  You may be surprised to find out what your home is actually worth right now.  Call me for more details about anything real estate.

 

 

The Local Salt Lake Market Has Exploded With Buyers

The local market has exploded with buyers.  They are everywhere and they are bidding on everything.  A traditional seller who prices their home correctly will surely have multiple offers.  My buyers have been in multiple offer situations from the price range of 60,000 all the way up to $400,000.

Below are this weeks quotes:

“Forget it, there are even multiple offers on homes that need to be knocked down.  I’m done looking until more homes become available to look at.”

“ I’m taking a break.  I can’t compete, I can only offer what I can afford.  I will never beat out people who are paying cash.”

“Do I have to submit an offer before I even see the home?”

“I don’t want to see anymore short sale, foreclosure or HUD homes.”  I’m sick of the bidding process, multiple offers and being the first offer but the agent holding the offer until there is a multiple offer situation.”

“Find me a traditional seller or I won’t go see homes until you do.”

“How are there multiple offers, its a new listing today and I haven’t even finished my three s’s for the day?”

Sellers, if you have been considering selling your home or had it for sale in the past and took it off the market, now is the time to seriously reconsider.

WE NEED YOUR HOMES ON THE MARKET.


New Construction Salt Lake County Homes For Sale: Call For Details


Kim Boekholder | Results Real Estate, LLC | (801) 580-5624
Spendthrift Dr, Bluffdale, UT
New Construction Home call for details on builder and home information
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $332,500
Year Built 2012
Sq Footage Unspecified
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $0 per month

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Interested in a new home? If you are a buyer looking for a home, make sure you have a buyers agent representing you. Give me a call for details on why and how it doesn’t cost you. www.SaltLakeAreaHomeSearch.com
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Results Real Estate, LLC
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(801) 580-5624
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Moving Checklist For Sellers

Moving Checklist For Sellers.  Moving can be hectic everyone and anyone who has ever moved knows the challenges you face.  Every time you move there are new hurdles to overcome.  Below is a general list of reminders to help you through the process.

 

  • Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move
  • Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address
  • Create a list of friends, relatives and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move
  • Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home
  • Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new  home
  • Check insurance coverage for the items you’re moving.  Usually movers only cover what they pack
  • Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving or for staying
  • Note the weight of the goods you’ll have moved.  Watch for movers who add excessive padding to add weight
  • Check with your condo about any restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits for moving
  • Have a keep with me, or a open first box with the things you’ll need most, such as toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils, paper, snacks, daily essential

Plus, if you’re moving out of town be sure to:

  • Get copies of your medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family.  If possible refill all prescriptions before you go so you don’t have to worry about it immediately when you move
  • Get copies of your children’s school records for transfer
  • Arrange for your pets travel needs
  • Let a friend or relative know your route
  • Empty your safety deposit box

Free Full Access Home Buyer Search Report

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Homes For Sale

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Bountiful Baskets, Salt Lake City Utah

Looking for fresh produce for a discount? Bountiful Baskets, Salt Lake City Utah. The coupon craze is so tempting but no matter how hard I try, I can never find healthy items on sale. I can’t eat processed foods, and yes that is a pain…….That’s why I always seem to fall back to farmers markets, until now. I was told about bountiful baskets last year and unfortunately never got around to signing up, until now. I can’t wait for my produce. Check out their website for details on how you signup (its easy), locations to pickup your produce and the schedule.

It is a co-op and from what everyone has told me it runs so smooth. They have a list of current produce they are carrying on their website and everything is explained on how to get started and what to expect.

For more information check it out

http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/

Moving to Utah? Moving Around Utah? Contact me for help

Results Real Estate,LLC I have homes that want you to buy them

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Salt Lake County Market Statistics December 20, 2010


Salt Lake County Market Statistics

over the last two weeks.  Condo sales, condos under contract and active listings.  Condo”s still remain a challenge when it comes to getting a loan.   The lowest average days on market are 167 days.  The largest section of listings range between the 100,000 to 200,000 price range with over 900 listings currently.  The interesting part is that over 900 condo’s also expired in the last 6 months.  I wonder how many of these condo’s went to foreclosure because a buyer couldn’t get their loan?

December 20 2010 Recap Salt Lake County Condo