What is the most critical aspect of a Buyer Broker? She needs to be focused on your needs and your criteria for buying a new home. She should adapt and change to your needs during the buying process, and help you develop a strategic plan for selecting and securing your new home.
Strategy is the most important part of the offer process. Your Buyer Broker should understand the market, be analytical in her approach, and should be able to thoroughly interweave all of her knowledge of the current inventory with the particular home you are considering. The best offer (the winning offer) is not just about price - the terms of the offer are extremely critical, and the integral reason for a seller choosing one offer over all others.
What aspects are important besides price? Your lender, your downpayment, your timing, and your contingencies. What is the best combination of these elements that will put your offer into the winning category? Your Buyer Broker should be able to guide you and advise you on the best way to prepare an offer that will come out in front of the others. She will instinctively know what you need - and be able to put together an offer that will be successful.
The target price range is not always obvious. It takes a seasoned broker to advise you on this. Some listings are overpriced, some are priced correctly, and some are underpriced, to give buyers that extra push to bid against each other. How do you know the true market value of what you are considering? Your Buyer Broker should have intimate knowledge of the market, and be able to give you a range in which to consider bidding.
As your Buyer Broker, I am your transaction manager, and I am with you every step of the way - from showing you properties, creating a comparative market analysis for every home you might consider, to writing a carefully crafted accepted offer. I help you with inspections, contingency deadlines, re-negotiation, and finding the right lender with the best pricing. I am your exclusive representative, and I help you manage and successfully navigate any issue, no matter how big or how small, that may arise - from the start of the buying process all the way through to the closing.