Buying a Home in Maine

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned investor, buying a home can be a complex process. I can help remove the stress and make your buying experience an enjoyable one. By working with me and my team of professionals, you’ll find a home in an area where you want to live, one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality and value. Once we find the right home for you, I will guide you through the process of drafting and submitting an offer, negotiating the terms of the sale, getting your potential home inspected, negotiating necessary repairs, coordinating with lending and title professionals, and closing the sale.

Services Provided to Buyer Clients

 

MLS Search Assistance: This website gives you direct access to the Maine Multiple Listing Service (MLS), giving you the most accurate and up-to-date real estate information available to the public. Once you have an idea of the type of property you’re looking for, you can save a search and receive automated email alerts to keep you informed of new listings and price reductions on properties that match your criteria. Start your search now and never miss an opportunity!

 

 

Getting the Best Financing: Finding the right home for you is your primary goal, but enjoying it with a lower payment and better mortgage terms is a very important secondary goal. I’ve worked with many mortgage brokers and lenders in Maine, and I’ll help you to contact those that are the best fit for you and your financial picture.

 

 

Submitting an Offer and Negotiations: You’re not left to fend for yourself when you make that first offer to purchase. Before that, I’ve given you data and guidance to make sure that you’re on the right track to a good deal. I love helping buyers find the perfect property, but I love even more helping them buy at the very best price and terms possible. Sometimes negotiations aren’t all price. A great contract can involve other seller concessions that create the right deal for our buyer clients.

 

 

Inspections and Repairs: The price isn’t the only or the last negotiating point in a real estate purchase. There are a number of contingencies and processes that happen before closing, and one that frequently causes deals to evaporate is the inspection and repair negotiation process. Inspections in a real estate transaction encompass many property aspects including structure, roof, mechanical equipment, plumbing, electrical, pests and insect infestation, mold and other environmental hazards, wells and water quality, and septic systems.

 

Contract to Closing: There are more than 50 due dates and tasks to be completed on an average transaction. We coordinate the great number of  deadlines, documents and tasks involved in a real estate transaction to ensure you have a smooth and happy closing.