House Buying Tips – How We Can Help You

Contact An Agent

Our team of Exclusive Buyer Agents will evaluate your house buying needs in our first meeting with you and will then be better prepared to assist you in your home buying search. We are highly skilled in locating the ideal home for you, whether it’s an existing home, a for sale by owner, or a new builder construction.

Buying Existing Homes

Once we know your wants and needs based on our initial consultation, we spend time previewing properties that meet your criteria. We show you homes listed by any brokerage firm in the Austin area, and we are able to narrow a list of hundreds of properties because of factors such as neighborhood or home features.

By previewing properties first, we are able to look at several homes in the time it would take both of us to view just a couple. Other agents may spend your valuable time driving by homes and then telling them which homes you wish to see. Instead, we narrow the list and show you only the most well-kept homes, in the best areas, at the best value, that meet your criteria. The bottom line is to save you time and money!

For Sale By Owner

We often work with homeowners who wish to sell their home themselves. In fact, many of our listings are people who have tried unsuccessfully to sell their homes themselves. We maintain awareness of all for sale by owner properties in the Austin area and will be happy to arrange a showing for you. In this transaction, you will continue to be represented by us with our buyer’s representation agreement. It is the seller who loses, as they complete the transaction with no professional representation.

Buying New Builder Construction

Many home buyers are not aware that the representatives at new construction sales centers work for the builder, and do not represent the buyer’s best interests. We have extensive knowledge of area builder reputations, floor plans, and lots, as well as schools, neighborhoods, and amenities.

As your Exclusive Buyer Agent, we will negotiate the purchase price on your behalf with the builder and assist you in selecting upgrades. We will work throughout the transaction to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Before House Buying Tips: Financing!

The single most important thing for you to do before beginning your new home search is to select and meet with a mortgage lender. You can find a list of recommended lenders at the end of this post.

It is important to do this before we begin our search for several reasons:

  1. It allows you to determine how much your monthly payment will be.
  2. It helps us to determine what price range we should stay within.
  3. It gives you an estimate of how much money you will need to have for the down payment and closing costs.
  4. Most importantly, it helps us to negotiate from a stronger position with the seller.

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Austin Capital Mortgage
Charlie Cooper/Jeff Wilkinson
512-899-2550
Austin Capital Mortgage

Leahy and Associates
Ryan Leahy and Leslie Kothe
512-380-1922
Leahy Lending

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