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Buying Tips

Owning your own home is a universal and timeless dream. In some ways, this dream is more accessible today than ever before but often a prospective home buyer finds that the "dream home" does not always seem affordable.

Buying a home has changed.  Today, prospective buyers must shop as thoroughly for the best financing as they do for the best house.  Gone are the days when buyers shopped for the best home and then 'took out' a loan to pay for it.  Buying a home is a huge investment ... of time and money.

There are definite advantages when you purchase your own home.  Buying property is one of the best and most secure investments available. Rarely, if ever, does Real Estate decrease in value.  Depending on the area in which you live, buying a home may boast significant tax advantages over renting.

Equity is another consideration. The equity you build as your home appreciates will allow you to borrow for expenses like a new car or college tuition. Your home’s equity is also the ideal down payment on the purchase of a second home or an "escape property" or vacation residence.

Emotional Advantages are also one of the perks of purchasing a home.   The independence of ownership means that you’ll no longer have to worry about rent increases and the demands of a landlord. And don't forget about the homeowner's power to personalize! When you own your own home, you can paint and decorate as much as you want. It’s your place!

Do You Need A Sales Representative?

Many potential homebuyers may wonder, do I need a Sales Representative? In a word: Yes! A committed and professional Sales Representative will make the complex process of purchasing a home both simple and painless. A good Sales Representative will:
     - Know market conditions in your community.
     - Show updated knowledge of financing and mortgage rates
     - Know what is negotiable in a contract and what is not

An experienced Sales Representative will also understand the complexities and importance of:
* Title  * Taxes * Survey * Zoning and building laws * Insurance

You are well within your rights to interview real estate agents to find the one who best can work with you and for you to find that perfect home or investment.

Once you've found an agent you want to work with, a written contract called a Buyer Representation Agreement establishes "Buyer Agency".  It explains services the agent and his company will provide, establishes a fee arrangement for the Sales Representative's services and specifies what obligations a buyer may have. The buyer's Sales Representative works for the buyer and is legally obligated to look after their best interests throughout the entire real estate transaction. This Sales Representative owes full fiduciary responsibilities, duties and loyalty to the real estate buyer.

Why Choose HomeLife Realty Services Inc.?

In 1985, a new real estate company was created.  Homelife Realty Services Inc. recognized the evolvement of the real estate market and committed to buyers and sellers to create a Real Estate Agent and Company that treated them and their money with respect and with integrity. Since 1985, HomeLife has established itself as one of the World's leading Real Estate Franchisors with hundreds of affiliates and thousands of Sales Representatives serving the Real Estate needs of consumers and businesses alike.
At the core of HomeLife’s remarkable success is the company pledge of Higher Standards. Instilled in every one of our Higher Standards Sales Representatives, HomeLife’s pledge is a unique commitment to professional conduct and excellence in customer service. That pledge, along with a strong dedication to community involvement, assures buyers that they are dealing with ethical, knowledgeable and caring Sales Representatives.

HomeLife Green Team Higher Standards Sales Representatives

HomeLife Higher Standards Sales Representatives Know this community.  Because we live and work in Sudbury and the surrounding area,, we are in an ideal position to help you find exactly what you are looking for. We are knowledgeable of area market conditions, including prices and availability. Additionally, HomeLife Green Team Representatives have access to the latest financing and mortgage rates, helping to ease the stress of buying.

Green Team Sales Representatives also understand the many legal complexities of buying, including titles, taxes and surveys. We are provided with current and relevant training so we know what is negotiable in a contract, we can help you secure the best possible terms on the home’s purchase.

Knowledge and Experience. Continuous training at HomeLife University.  HomeLife Green Team ensures that our agents develop the Higher Standards of knowledge needed to satisfy our clients. Experience makes HomeLife Green Team Representative experts in their field, as they make more Real Estate transactions in a few months than most of us will make in a lifetime.

It is also comforting to know that the performance of your HomeLife Sales Representative will be fully accessible. Each HomeLife Agent gives you their personal "Pledge of Availability", which states that they will be available when and where you need them, including evenings and weekends.

Through their association with HomeLife Green Team, our Higher Standards Sales Representatives have access to resources not readily available to the public. One such resource is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), an electronic Real Estate database fully accessible to our agents. The MLS offers much more information about home then one could find anywhere else and also provides recent sale prices of homes in a specific area or community. This information will help you determine the true value of any home you may be interested in. The MLS is updated in real-time, meaning that your HomeLife Sales Representative has access to homes the minute they’re listed so you have an advantage. Best of all, The MLS includes many houses never promoted for sale by a lawn sign or advertised in a newspaper, giving you access to homes you may never have considered otherwise.

Five Key Strategies HomeLife Green Team Sales Representatives Use to Find the Right Home for YOU.

  • They will help you determine your needs and will seek out only those homes which will best fulfill those needs.
  • They will help you determine which location best suits your lifestyle and seek homes that are located in that area.
  • They will seek out the best possible terms within the contract to satisfy your needs.
  • They will use their knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills to close the deal at the best possible price for you.
  • They will strive to achieve all Of The Above In The Most Convenient, stressfree Way Possible.

Green Team Sales Representatives want you to be prepared when you tour a home.  Make copies of the following documents to ensure that your tours are thorough and meaningful as you determine which home you will buy.

Buyers House Tour Checklist.pdf446.95 KB
Buyer's house inspections.pdf738.65 KB
House tour checklist.pdf976.4 KB
Rating this house.pdf510.64 KB

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