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Buying a Home in Springfield

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Not too long ago, the phrase buyer beware was the norm, but not any longer. Currently, 88% of home buyers use a Realtor to represent them when buying a home, even if they are purchasing a home for sale by owner or by a builder.

As a buyer, you can and should to interview professional Realtors to be your agent. They will work for your benefit and your advocate, just the same as the home seller interviews several agents to ensure they are getting the best representative for their needs. This is most likely the most expensive investment of your lifetime. You owe it to yourself to get multiple opinions.

We at Fulgenzi & Co have a complete “Home Buyer System” designed with you, the buyer, in mind. We will walk you carefully through the entire process. We want to ensure there are no surprises and all of your questions are answered. We are always available to answer questions and point you in the right direction. We pride ourselves on our ability to be there for you.

Buying Process with Jim Fulgenzi Sales Force:

  1. A preliminary interview with a team member of your choice
  2. Discussion of your wants and needs
  3. Secure a pre-approval letter from your lender
  4. Completion an information form on buying a home
  5. Determine which homes fit your criteria
  6. View prospective homes with your Realtor
  7. Discuss and sign Buyer’s Agreement
  8. Finalize your home choice
  9. Make offer & sign agreement—including an earnest money check which is typically 1% of purchase price
  10. Aggressively and creatively negotiating your offer
  11. Sign the final contract
  12. Finalize your loan application
  13. Home inspections scheduled and completed
  14. Negotiate the repair details
  15. Review title work and clear defects
  16. Coordinate closing and preparation of closing figures
  17. Final walk-through 24-48 hours prior to closing
  18. Closing—completion of paperwork, exchange of money and keys and receipt of possession of home
  19. You Move into your new home!

Helpful tips to make your house hunting experience as efficient, effective and enjoyable as possible.

  1. Do your homework first. Before you hit the road, figure out how much you can afford, list your housing criteria and study the listing. Of course you're eager to get started on your search, but you'll save time and energy if you are prepared.
  2. Predetermine and limit the number of properties you will see on each trip. Don't overdo it. If you try to see too much at once, your judgment will be clouded by confusion and fatigue.
  3. Spend a day in each area of interest. By limiting your search to manageable sections and focusing exclusively on each, you will be able to get a better idea of comparable values. While you're out and about, try not to backtrack. Your agent can plot each outing in a circular route from the office and back.
  4. Let your agent do the driving. As a passenger, you can focus your attention on observing the surroundings, taking notes, marking maps and asking questions. Also, you won't have to worry about getting lost in unfamiliar territory.
  5. Make the second visit count. If you are interested enough to give a house more than a once-over, prepare to do a thorough inspection on the second time around. It may require up to an hour.
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How Agents Differ...

Any agent in any MLS can sell you a house listed with any real estate firm. Everyone has the same inventory. However, not everyone has the same:

  1. Knowledge of the marketplace
  2. Professional training & experience
  3. Personal orientation toward service
  4. Knowledge of house hunting
  5. Skillful negotiating
  6. Professionalism

Did You Know?

Through the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service), brokers have access to all kinds of information, including:

  1. All homes available in your price range
  2. A home's amenities, square footage, most recent tax bill, the number and size of bedrooms and bathrooms
  3. How long the home has been on the market (Days On Market)
  4. The original price plus any price reduction
  5. The home's address and the broker's phone number
  6. What the seller paid for the house

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