BUY A HOME WITH US AT NO COST TO YOU
WE ARE YOUR PARTNER IN PURCHASING WISELY
YOUR HOME MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT PURCHASE YOU MAKE
Your home is your refuge. It is the private island in which the most personal moments of your life play out. Something so critical to your comfort and sense of security and peace should be sold much differently than a basketball or an alarm clock. We believe you are looking for a consultant in the home-buying process – one who puts your needs and goals above all else. You need an ally who will help you by a home, rather than pushing you into something you don’t need. While most people intend to “sell” you a home, our goal is to help you buy one!
"I provide complete real estate services for my buyers at absolutely NO COST to them! There is no reason for buyers to search for a home unrepresented - even when looking at new construction."
With the Dani Blain team, you have an entire team of talented professionals working for you. When you choose David, you will be connected with the lending experts who can provide the very best financing options for your situation. Our real estate team partners with you to ensure you make the wisest choices for your family during one of the most important purchases you will make.
5 EASY STEPS TO YOUR NEW HOME
STEP ONE: IDENTIFY WANTS AND NEEDS
CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR TOP PRIORITIES
The perfect home-buying experience starts with not only considering what you want in a home, but also identifying what you NEED in a home. Regardless of your price range, certain things are higher priority than other and it's our job to help you consider all of the options and make the best decisions for your family.
Do you have specific areas where you prefer to live? How many bedrooms do you need? How much living space (square footage) do you anticipate needing not only now, but in the future? These are standard questions that any good agent will ask - but what about important lifestyle factors such as distance to work, the school district, recreational options, the nearest supermarket (or Starbucks), or anything else that matter specifically to you? We will support you in determining what matters most - to you.
STEP TWO: RESEARCH OPTIMAL FINANCING
GAIN LEVERAGE WITH LOAN PRE-APPROVAL
Many people tense up when the subject of pre-approval comes up but that should not be the case. Pre-approved financing confirms that you are searching for a home in the right price range (there's nothing worse than falling in love with a home beyond your reach). Furthermore, loan pre-approval boosts your credibility and adds strength to any offer that you make. Many sellers won't accept an offer without one - any agent will tell you that.
Here, we go beyond the standard advice - pre-approval means NOTHING without the right financing. Our team will set you up with a reputable lender to explore financing options and help lock down the best loan for you - one that aligns with your goals and resources.
Planning to live in the home for three years before moving out of state? A five-year adjustable rate loan may save you thousands of dollars. Need to pay as little as possible out of pocket? Programs with lender-paid closing costs might be the perfect route for you. Whatever your goals, David and his tea, will connect you with the best loan expert to help you explore all of your options.
"David maintains great and constant communication, answers any and all questions, and is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry. He takes into consideration every aspect that you are looking for in a home and does not just treat you as a customer/client, but as a friend that is willing to go the extra mile to locate your dream home."
STEP THREE: FIND THE RIGHT PROPERTY
SEARCH EFFICIENTLY AND COLLABORATIVELY
You probably already have a good idea what kind of homes you can't wait to see. 96% of buyers started their home-buying process searching online in 2017 - long before even considering who will represent them. You may have even driven around to check out open houses to get a better grasp of your target neighborhoods. That's PERFECT!
The vast majority of buyers do some research and explorations before ever contacting an agent, and we welcome that collaboration with open arms. Using the best systems and technology available to Realtors today, we can help you find properties in the neighborhoods you've targeted, even the hidden gems that you won't find on Zillow or Trulia.
The data and search portal that we are able to share with you gives you the "virtual keys" to any property you might be interested in. Take a virtual tour of your dream home from the comfort of your couch as we help to narrow your search while providing insight, local knowledge, and expertise to your home search.
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STEP FOUR: NEGOTIATE THE BEST DEAL
UNCOVER WHAT YOU DON'T (AND MUST) KNOW
You have found a home that you love, you're pre-approved, and you're ready to make an offer. You can count on David to advocate for you from the initial offer, through negotiations, all the way to closing (as long as he represents you as your Buyer's Agent - a legal definition we would love to explain).
The more you know, the more leverage you have during negotiations. That's why David takes care to understand every detail of the transaction, such as how long the house has been on the market, if there have been price reductions, and whether there are been other offers in play.
On top of that, David will make sure that you know exactly how much the seller paid for the home - and even their current loan balance. Knowing these things give you leverage and ensure that you get the best possible terms and price.
"My husband and I worked with David to purchase our first home and we both can’t say enough great things about him. Buying a home in this market is overwhelming, but working with David made it as painless and straightforward as possible. David gave us excellent guidance, availability, and deep knowledge about a really wide range of homes that we looked at. Availability was huge for us, given our schedules. He was always available, day and night- and was quick to get documents to us during negotiation! David may be the most patient person I know; he’s completely open to hearing what you have to say and continues to listen whole-heartedly when the next day you’re saying something completely different. I can’t imagine having a more positive experience and recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy."
STEP FIVE: CLOSING THE DEAL IN ESCROW
SKILLED TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT TO PROTECT YOU
When you work with David, you have DBRET's dedicated and skilled transaction management team working for you, helping you understand and benefit from typical real estate contingencies and ensuring a successful closing.
We will make sure that you have sufficient time for inspections on the home to ensure nothing is wrong beneath the fresh paint and polished floors. Having an advocate throughout the inspection and appraisal process allows you to confidently walk away without penalty if serious issues are found.
Typical contingencies you might find in contracts allow extra time to close, time to review property title, obtain insurance, and deadlines to finalize loan financing. David will also show you how to protect yourself when you need to sell your current home at the same time you are buying a new home.