How to be a Successful Buyer

Choose the right agent…Susanbergerellensandler

We will give the best quality service and market information. With our 25+ years of experience, knows the market, knows the neighborhoods, are skilled negotiators and will always have our clients’ best interests in mind. Susanbergerellensandler has wonderful communication skills and will provide consistent and thorough attention throughout your home purchase transaction, from identifying your next home through settlement.

Make Your Wish List

Your wish list should include all the home and neighborhood features that are important to you. Take your time to make this list. The more thorough and detailed your list, the more relevant information we can gather for you, and the more focused your search will be. Throughout the home search, we will be a valuable and knowledgeable guide and advisor. Ask us anything; we’re here to help you with almost anything. We can contact each other by email or phone, whichever suits you best.

Get Your Financing Lined Up

We will offer you the names of lenders who can offer a variety of competitive programs and rates. When you choose the mortgage loan officer with whom you want to work, meet with that person and get an actual loan approval (contingent upon appraisal of the property you choose). This approval gives you added buying power when you make your offer.

Communication is Key

Throughout the home search process and escrow period, it’s important for you and your agent to have an open, detailed communication. After you’ve visited a number of properties with us, you may change your mind completely about the kind of home or neighborhood you’re looking for. This is part of the process. Be sure to tell us about any changes in your preferences or goals as you go along.

The Contract

When you find the right property, we will meet with you to write the offer. Be frank and thorough about what you want to include in the offer, including price, contingencies, and settlement date. Don’t worry about having to know everything; you won’t. But, that’s why you have us on your side!

The Contract Presentation

The minute you sign the contract offer, we will register it with the listing agent and ask for a prompt presentation, in person, if possible with the seller. Remember, we make the presentation, not you. The seller will either accept the offer, refuse the offer, or counter the offer. If the seller counters your offer, then it is your turn to respond. We will be available to provide you with information and advice, every step of the way, until contract ratification, when both parties reach an agreement in writing.

Contingencies and the Escrow Period

The first steps you’ll take after ratification are to satisfy the contingencies in the contract, including inspection and/or financing/appraisal contingencies. We will offer you the names of inspectors from which to choose; you will probably already have chosen a lender. Next, you’ll choose a settlement attorney. We can make recommendations from the list of well-qualified people that we will provide for you. Remember what your high school teacher told you: “The only bad question is the one you didn’t ask.” So fire away; we are there to assist you with the information that is important to you.


This is when the deed and money change hands. Don’t be nervous. will be there to see that everything gets done and goes smoothly.

After the Sale

Feel free to call us anytime. We want to be your agents for life. We are delighted to provide continuing resource and market information whenever you want or need us.