Buying A Home For The Best Price
There are ways to save time, money and effort in buying a home.
First, your real estate agent should be experienced and knowledgeable in the area in which you are shopping. If they are familiar with the homes on the market and they know neighborhood values, they can help you determine which properties are fairly priced and in good condition before you start your search. Many real estate agents from Denver or Colorado Springs try to sell homes in Larkspur, but they don’t know the area and can’t accurately advise their client. Ben Wolfe works almost exclusively in Larkspur and Douglas County, so he know Larkspur better than anyone.
Ben Wolfe can also show you photos of every home in the MLS to save you time and eliminate looking at properties that do not meet your criteria.
The real estate agent you select should offer Buyer Agency to you, which is an arrangement where the agent actively looks after your best interests, but usually gets paid by the Seller. This eliminates that age-old question in real estate transactions, “Just who is my agent representing, me or the seller?” Ben Wolfe offers Buyer Agency to all of his home buyers because it allows him to actively negotiate the best deal for you.
A good real estate agent will recommend that you prequalify for a mortgage before you look at homes to be sure you are looking in the appropriate price range and to strengthen your bargaining position when you locate the home you wish to buy. If your offer to the seller includes a letter from your lender indicating you already qualify for the loan, the seller will take you more seriously. Ben Wolfe has friendly, helpful lenders who offer the most competitive rates and who can usually prequalify you with just a 10-minute phone call.
If you don’t find the perfect home right away, you’ll want to be notified about new homes that come on the market. Ben Wolfe is happy to email you new listings as soon as they come on the market. He wants you to have first pick of the best properties!
When you find the home you want to buy, make your offer as ‘clean’ as possible, with only necessary contingencies. The less the seller needs to worry about, the better. Also, be prepared to compromise on issues like closing/possession dates in exchange for the seller agreeing to your price.
These are just a few hints that Ben Wolfe uses to insure your home buying experience is pleasant and profitable.
If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your home buying requirements, Contact Ben Wolfe or call 303-681-3553 to enlist our services as your Buyer’s Agent.
Would you like to know what my Larkspur and Castle Rock clients are saying about us? Please visit the Client Testimonials area of our website.