Victoria Cottle’s Message to Home Buyers

I am honored that you are considering allowing me to help you buy a home. I am passionate about helping home buyers, because I know that your home may be your biggest and most important investment. My website has lots of information specifically for home buyers. I hope you will also take a moment to learn about my seal of excellence and find out how I can help you. Be sure to contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in Greenville or Upstate South Carolina.

Eight Steps to Buying Your Home

Buying a home can be a long and complicated process, especially for first-time home buyers. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced real estate agent like Victoria Cottle. Victoria can guide you through the process and help you avoid costly mistakes. Below are eight steps toward buying your home.

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1. Decide to buy.

Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional investment” that lays the foundation for a life of financial security and personal choice. Among the solid financial reasons to buy a home, equity buildup, value appreciation, and tax benefits stand out.

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Free Relocation Guide

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I understand how hard it can be to relocate from another area. I myself have moved several times and have helped many other people move to South Carolina. That is why I will personally show you the Upstate and send you a detailed relocation package.

My free relocation package will help you learn the ins and outs of living in Greenville or Upstate South Carolina. I try to make the relocation process as stress-free as possible. When I work with buyers who are relocating to the Greenville area, I not only show houses, but also help you learn about the Upstate. We’ll drive the major arteries and veins of Greenville so you can get the pulse of the Upstate.

Contact Victoria Cottle today for a free Relocation Package.

Considering New Home Construction

Home buyers have many decisions to make, including whether they will buy an existing home or have a new home built for them. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.

Below are some basic pointers to prepare you for the journey into new home construction.

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Location, Location, Location

Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but also your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences for neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your real estate agent:

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Creating Your Home Wish List

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities. Use the list below to think about features you desire in a home.

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Seven Main Roles of Your Real Estate Agent

A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent:

  1. Educates you about your market.
  2. Analyzes your home wants and needs.
  3. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria.
  4. Coordinates her work with other professionals, such as your mortgage banker and closing attorney.
  5. Negotiates on your behalf.
  6. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines.
  7. Solves any problems that may arise.

Eight Questions to ask Your Real Estate Agent

Qualifications are important. However, finding a great real estate agent means getting beyond qualifications. You want to find out if your real estate agent will represent you effectively as you buy a home. Use the follow questions to begin evaluating potential real estate agents.

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