Buying in a Busy Market
With properties in short supply, buying can feel like an frustrating, chaotic process when working with an agent that is the wrong fit for you. Our educational, proactive approach ensures that you understand each step of the process and what's coming next. The result: Less surprises and a uniquely enjoyable experience.
Our '3 Buyer Tips' video gives a glimpse inside our process. Contact us to discuss a timeline and strategy tailored to your goals.
Build Your Team
Buying a home can mean up to 25 or 30 people may have hands on involvement with the process. Starting with a solid, experienced agent (hi there!) ensures that everyone from the lender, home inspector, escrow officer and other people taking part are all working together like a well oiled machine, equipped to handle any bumps and shifts that may occur during the transaction. Known for being a calm leader, I'll keep you educated and informed each step of the journey together.
"Page and her team went out of their way to educate us about each part of the process and all were quick and thorough in their responses to questions. Every day we found ourselves saying "thank goodness we have Page!"
Kent & Melissa
Clarify Wants vs Needs
We'll work togeether to establish a clear understanding of your wants, needs, and timeline to build a househunting strategy for you. Our team's active understanding of the market, knowledge of construction methods & materials and years of experience in real estate ensure you'll have a solid sounding board to make the right decisions. Page is known for being honest and solid negotiator to support you making grounded decisions in the heat of the moment.
"Page's deep knowledge of the real estate business, ability to explain it's complexities and commitment to representing her clients interests made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process of buying my new home."
Find Your Home, Make the Offer
Once you are prequalified with a lender or have funds for a cash purchase, it's go time. We can take it slow or move with lightning fast speed--whatever you choose. When it's time to make an offer, we share market data and consult with you to come up with the right contract terms (it's more than just price). If the seller accepts, congratulations! Otherwise, we dive in and negotiate diligently on your behalf.
Protecting your interests is a priority, which means writing the strongest offer possible for your unique situation.
"We had a 100% positive experience working with Page to purchase our dream home in Livingston, Montana. We were so impressed with Page's professionalism, work ethic and knowledge. She worked around the clock and made us feel comfortable and confident in the process. "
Inspections & Appraisal
After a seller accepts your offer, the clock starts ticking. Depending on how the offer was written, the home inspection process typically comes next, followed by the appraisal. The inspection ensures the home systems are working properly and free of major defects. The appraisal ensures the price you offered is not too high based on comparable properties that have sold. You'll be providing mountains of paperwork to your lender, and we'll stay involved to make sure everything is on track and easy for you to understand.
If everything goes well, it means most of the nail biting parts are over!
"Page never made me feel pressured, but was great about giving me a nudge when I needed it. She ensured we were as competitive as possible without having to step outside of our comfort zone."
Closing & moving in!
After the details of the contract are satisfied by everyone and financing details are completed, the Title Company prepares documents for closing. Our team prides itself of giving you information in advance so there are no big questions or surprises at the closing table. Once the documents are signed by everyone, ownership is transferred by recording the Deed at the County offices, and the property is yours!
"Page's real estate acumen and efficiency has made her a part of Bozeman's highly qualified and successful group of realtors. But what sets Page apart in a group of her peers is her intuition and empathy. she doesn't just hear what the client is saying-she listens to their heart. she doesn't just look at a property for a client- she sees it thru their eyes. I couldn't have wished for a better Realtor."