If you are like most first time home buyers in Austin, you’re probably a bit wary, a tad anxious and more than a smidgen uncertain about the rules, laws and customs that govern the home buying process. A vague fear of the unknown seems to be relentlessly hovering in the recesses of your mind and you wish it would go away. We’re here to tell you home buying does not have to be stressful or difficult if you choose the right people to help you. Our team of Austin Realtors, who specialize in first time home buyers, will expertly navigate you through the home buying process, show you how to use market forces in your favor to negotiate a great deal on a home, and make sure you complete every step properly. Here’s how.
First Time Home Buyers Don’t Know What to Expect
The most common reason for feeling helpless is because you have never bought a home and you don’t know what to expect. You have no experience measuring what is reasonable and expected, and what’s not. You have questions, but don’t know how and who to ask for an experienced opinion. Our buyer’s agents know all the questions to ask – even before you do – and will make sure you get answers. We’ll also prepare you for each step explaining what to expect and what’s reasonable. And, if we see a red flag, we’ll point it out.
First Time Home Buyers Need Guidance
Many Realtors believe their most important job is satisfying the client. We don’t think that’s quite true. We know that satisfying the client is just the bare minimum requirement for being in business. We aim to provide superior client service, which starts with providing a home buyer – particularly a first time home buyer – a first class education in home buying.
We’ll Help You Protect Your Investment
We’ll show you what to look for, what to question, help you evaluate a neighborhood and point out things that might pose a problem when you are ready to sell. We won’t spend too much time pointing out the pretty things because we know you can see them on your own. We’ll point out things that you might not see, or things that might bother other buyers. Bottom line, we’ll guide you through evaluating real estate so we can best protect your investment.
We Help You Come Up with a Plan of Attack
During our first meeting, we spend all the time necessary to understand what you are looking for and when you have to be there. Then, we’ll go through the steps and show you how you can get there with the least stress. We will candidly discuss what you want to accomplish with what the market has to offer at this time. By the end of the first meeting, we’ll agree on a plan to find you the most suitable home and buy it at the lowest price possible.
We Explain the Home Buying Process
Next, we explain the home buying and escrow process. We carefully explain the offer process and the Texas purchase contract before you sign it, so you know what you’ll need to do and when you’ll need to do it. We’ll talk about the effects of property tax rates, school ratings and water availability on property values. Arcane contractual provisions, such as, inspections, contingencies, options, earnest money, liquidated damages and default are clarified. This may sound like another language to you now, but in just a short period of time you’ll know what they mean and how they affect the home buying process.
We Develop a Negotiation Strategy to Get the Best Price on Your Home
Once you have identified the right home, we collectively develop a negotiation strategy adapted for the current market conditions. On your behalf, we assertively negotiate the best transaction possible…throughout the process we understand you are the decision maker and you make the final decision. We will, however, guide you through the process and negotiate as hard as you tell us to.
We’ll Tell You What to Expect During the Escrow Period
When you offer is accepted, we prepare you for what events need to happen, why they happen, when they should be happening, and we put this in writing. No surprises, no ambushes and no blind-side shots. We will coordinate with your lender, oversee the inspection and escrow process and generally keep your purchase on track. You won’t have to wake up wondering if you forgot to do something. We’ll remind you and make sure everything gets done.
We Are By Your Side Every Step of the Process – Including Closing
When closing day comes along, we will be there with you in attendance to answer any questions and support you. We are there with you through every single step of the process.
Our Goal is To Provide the Best Service to Home Buyers
We work diligently to improve our systems, processes and services well exceeding the standard level of “service” provided by most agents. Simply stated, our goals are to get you the best business deal with the least hassle possible. We want to provide you with the best service in the industry – without qualification. If we don’t measure up, fire us!
Buyer’s Agents Cost First Time Home Buyers Nothing Extra!
Hiring an Austin Realtor to represent you costs you nothing. A buyers agent’s fee is paid by the seller. The seller will have an agent working to get them the best price and terms. Why shouldn’t you?
Are You Looking for the best Austin Realtor for First Time Home Buyers?
Our team of three agents, Raymond Stoklosa and Rebecca Jacks have a combined 60+ years of experience with home buying. We’ll walk you through every step of the process, show you how to buy your first home right and make sure you don’t over pay. Check out our Austin Home Buyer Representation Program to learn more about us. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323, email us at info@1OaksRealty.com or fill out our Buyer Survey to get started.