During law school, this broker took two year-long courses which relate to the ever-increasing complex practice of real estate – contract law and real property law. For you, this broker as a Buyer Agent or a Seller Agent will:
- Discuss with you why you want your REALTOR® to be an “Agent” and NOT a Transaction Broker, what the critical legal differences are, and why some REALTORS® are afraid to be a Buyer or Seller Agent.
- Discuss MLS home search and market analysis plans which can be sent directly to your email addresses.
- Get to you and review with you early on a blank purchase offer form so you can start becoming familiar with it (now 15 pages long).
- Discuss mortgage and appraisal issues with you, including having a local and direct lender to get that started asap – if you have not already.
- Discuss the home inspection process, what inspection results can or might mean, what is expected of a seller, and seller obligations.
- Keep you fully informed on a timely basis with timely copies of all transaction documents as the transaction proceeds.
- Review the Title Commitment with you in person or on the phone and discuss what a title commitment and title insurance are.
- Attend the home inspection. (Their are REALTORS® who are afraid to go to their own buyer’s home inspection.)
- Discuss ways to protect your identity and credit information, including how to have or not have your name on your deed.
If you are considering buying a home in a Home Owner Association (HOA), we will discuss:
How HOAs and covenants relate to each other, and the differences between an HOA and Covenants Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs).
The current and very serious issues for a buyer who is buying into an HOA, or a seller selling such as disclosure obligations.
If you buy in an HOA, discuss with you in person or on the phone the significance of HOA documents.
Last but not least, you can call this Buyer or Seller Agent at any time on any day.