BUYER'S GUIDE

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A STEP-BY-STEP BUYER'S GUIDE...
TO YOUR HOME


CLOSING THE SALE
  • During the in-contract period, follow-up on all necessary details. Pay attention to timelines for inspection contingencies, deposit due dates & mortgage approval dates.
  • Title Insurance and property insurance must be in-place settlement.
  • Set-up home utilities, including electric, phone, cable, water, etc.
  • During the pre-settlement walk-thru, ensure there's been NO adverse changes to the property.
  • Get an estimate of closing costs before settlement. Carefully review all the costs you'll incur.

A BUYER'S GUIDE TO CHOOSING A REALTOR

If you’ve ever worked with an agent who wasted your time showing you the wrong homes or provided little information or poor advice concerning home condition or location issues, design options, and pricing strategy, you know how critical the right agent is. Knowledgeable and dedicated agents make your priorities their top priority, saving you time, reducing anxiety, and delivering the best possible outcome.

In fact, the right Realtor® can make a tremendous difference at every step: help you identify the best neighborhoods, choose the ideal home, negotiate the best price and terms, craft a winning bid, recommend trusted lenders and home inspectors, and manage every detail from offer to closing to ensure a smooth settlement.

Simply stated, a great Realtor can help you avoid multiple regrettable and potentially very costly mistakes.

SO, HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT REALTOR?

For starters, don’t choose your Realtor based on personal relationships. Rather, seek out a sales agent who specializes in your preferred area, or at least has ample experience in and knowledge of your favorite communities. If the agent lives there, it’s a plusFor Starter don't choose your Realtor based on personal realationships. Rather, seek out a sales agent who specializes in your preferred area, or at least has ample experience in and knowledge of your favorite communities. If the agent lives there, It's a plus.

Find a good listener who’s genuinely interested in getting to know you – and what you need and want in both a neighborhood and a home. The more completely your agent understands your budget, desires, tastes, likes and dislikes, the more effective they will be at helping you make a wise choice. Good listeners also tend to be good communicators, a vital asset when it comes to getting information and advice that you can readily grasp and use to make decisions. The top Realtors can also craft compelling offers presenting the most favorable price and terms for you that the seller is likely to accept.

QUALITIES YOU WANT IN YOUR REALTOR


  • Provide honest, knowledgeable, insightrful advice
  • Dedicated, available and attentive
  • Demonstrates an impressive work ethic, and will go the extra mile
  • Repects you time and schedules tours - at your convenience - of the best homes that satisfy your criteria
  • Will thoroughly assess and report on every home you're interested in
  • Responds promptly to every call, e-mail and text. Instant communications are vital in a fast-moving market
  • Keep you fully informed throughout the sales process.
  • Will seek to immediately remedy any unsatisfactory situation

Above all, choose someone you trust: a faithful representative who will always put your best interests first, who will patiently search for the right home and never try to rush your decision, and who will never compromise your personal information or bargaining position. Remember, you’re sharing very private details about your situation, timeline, income, family, and business issues, so integrity and digression are critical. And when you’re feeling pressured, a trusted agent can be your voice of reason, providing clarity and instilling confidence.
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FINAL POINTS WELL WORTH COVERING

  • Does the brokerage firm the agent works to have a successful track record selling homes like yours?  
  • Do they offer advanced tools and AI to speed your search and keep you on top of market changes?
  • Do they have a capable support staff to meticulously manage the paperwork and deadlines required to ensure a smooth settlement?

We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Pennsylvania Rules of Agency for a real estate  transaction to make sure your interests are protected.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT ROBIN...

We bought a fabulous house and couldn’t have done it without Robin. An outstanding professional, she’s a pleasure to work with – knowledgeable, extremely thorough, honest and direct.
– Carol Baker
Former CEO | The Company Corporation
Thanks to her perfect balance of knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalsm. I have absolute confidence in Robin and her exceptional team. She knows how to get a deal one.
– Brad Guidi
Guidi Homes
An outstanding professional, she’s a pleasure to work with – knowledgeable, extremely thorough, honest and direct.
– Carol Baker
Former CEO | The Company Corporation

TRUST ROBIN TO SELL YOUR HOME

With career sales approaching $2 Billion, Robin knows the Main Line intimately, draws upon a vast buyer network, utilizes the latest marketing technologies, and works tirelessly to get the deal done. Learn why more Main Line sellers trust Robin to get them the best price and terms.

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