Buying a home is more like a wedding planning process than a sales process!
by Arn Rasker
As your REALTOR, my role in the overall experience of buying a home is closer to the role of a wedding planner than to the role of a typical salesman. Actually the role I play, as your realtor, is that of a match-maker, dating service, and wedding planner.
Dating Services: You don’t really have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the “prince” of a home you so much desire. As a Realtor, I am a professional with in-depth knowledge of the Boulder Area market, as well as the towns, homes and neighborhoods within that market. With an understanding of your needs and your dreams, I will filter out the frogs from the princes/princesses and help you find the right home for you.
Wedding Planner: The process of buying a home is, in many ways, like planning and organizing a wedding:
Introductions: As your Realtor, I will introduce you to different homes by researching the properties on the market, including those properties that are “thinking” about entering the dating scene.
Dating: As your Realtor I will help you visit the properties and get to know them as much as possible before you make a commitment.
Engagement: Going under contract is the “YESSS… I accept your offer of marriage”. The contract is the engagement ring.
Due diligence: We all have a trusting side to us. However, it is a good idea to know what you are dealing with when you commit to a long-term relationship. You’ll want to know who has owned your dream home before. Is the seller really the clear owner of the home? Where is the home located, and what surrounds it. What is the condition of the home. How does it behave under adverse conditions? and…. What risks can you uncover before you go through with the wedding? As your Realtor, my knowledge of the process, homes in general, and the market will help you discover as much as possible about the home before you’re fully committed.
Inspection: Think of the inspection as a report as to the general health condition of your new home; a health check-up. It doesn’t mean that you will only settle for a perfectly clean bill of health. It simply means that you want to go into this relationship knowing as much as possible, so that you minimize unexpected surprises in the future. As your Realtor, I can help you pull as much information as is necessary, by using professional inspectors and sub-contractors to help you feel comfortable with your purchase.
Closing: The big wedding day! The day that we have all been waiting for. My role, as your Realtor, is to organize this wedding so that all parties show up for the big event, including the lenders and the title company, and make the process as smooth as possible on you. Let the celebration begin!
Oh, and when you get tired of your old home:
Divorce Advisor: As your Realtor, I’ll work diligently to help you find a better match for your old “not so dreamy anymore” home, in an amicable and fair way to all parties involved, so that you can move on to a new and fresh relationship with your new Dream Home.
For your next “Wedding In Boulder”, i.e. your next home purchase, please feel free to give me a call.
I will be honored to help you make your real estate dreams come true.
Buyer Representation, First Home Buyers, Buyer and Seller Agency Representation,
After the wedding, are you planning to purchase a home?
Below is a link to a mortgage calculator the will allow you to play with different mortgage amounts and interest rates, so that you can start thinking about the home for you. Please feel free to call me if I can help you in any way… If you’re like most buyers, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about home ownership. A good first step is to talk with a professional mortgage broker about your options, and I will be more than happy to put you in touch with a good match for you.
Call me, I’m here to help!
Mortgage Calculator: Click on the diagram below:
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