images_1311274924154Searching for and buying a home can be a stressful and intimidating process, especially if you choose to undertake the journey by yourself or with an inexperienced agent.  Armed with competitive market knowledge and responsiveness, we can help make the process as simple as possible. The best part is that we will represent you in the buying process free of charge. The home sellers pay real estate commissions.

Your Budget and Pre-Approval

Financing is the foundation of the buying process, necessary in defining your budget, narrowing your search and iStock_000004252982XSmall_1309814732615ultimately saving you time.  Even before we assist you in locating the home of your dreams, we want you to be prepared to negotiate an offer.  We will provide you with proven professional and competitive lender suggestions to help you in determining your budget and price range for purchasing a home. This preparation will position you as a strong, qualified buyer and pre-approval allows for wiser use of time, making sure we are only viewing homes that work within your budget.  We make it a point to align ourselves with a team of accurate, honest and knowledgeable local lenders that are able to provide you with a premium service that mirrors our own.  Monthly house payments are often the final decision maker when purchasing a home and with a professional local lender, they can guide you to where your comfort level is when looking at potential properties.  Please check with us for professional and competitive lender suggestions!

 

VIP Buyers Program

2_1309815076713Give yourself an advantage by becoming a VIP buyer.  Once you have had that first Buyers Counseling Session with us (probably at the local Starbucks) we will work on getting you pre-approved and then you move up to VIP Buyer! Just tell us exactly what you want in a home and we will take it from there. We will scour the Cincinnati MLS and compile a comprehensive list of new homes on the market in the Greater Cincinnati Area, complete with pictures and detailed information.  Every time a home that meets your exact needs comes on the market you’ll be notified via email.  This simple program saves time and eliminates the guess work, and provides you information on the latest listings before other buyers even get out of bed.

We Listen To and Guide You!

Matching an existing home to the home of your dreams, that’s what the selection process is all about. We possess the knowledge and experience to help you locate a home that fulfills and exceeds your needs and preferences.  After streamlining the search using your predetermined budget and the profile of your ideal home, we will begin touring homes and neighborhoods that match your criteria.  Don’t worry about being able to spot every positive and negative aspect of your potential new home.  We will be able to point out features and faults that only an educated and experienced real estate professional would notice, and will help you evaluate the good and the bad.  We help you understand how features in a home relate to resale and potential costs to you after your purchase.

Communication

From the time you begin your search, to the time you find your home and we begin the process of writing an offer, communication is top priority for EVERYONE involved in the transaction.

Best Price and Terms

Evaluating a home’s worth and negotiating an offer are not easy tasks.  You need a professional that can determine a 3_1309815076798suitable offer and negotiate a contract that places you on the best end of the deal.  We will work with you and the listing agent to get you the best terms and price for the home possible.  We will research comparable properties and square footage, even considering other homes that have sold on the same street, to gain more knowledge on the value of the home.  As soon as you decide to write an offer, we will create a complete presentation and deliver it to the listing agent or the home seller.

 

Inspections and Estimates

Inspections are a must when investing in a home!  We have access to all types of inspectors, and because of our relationship with them, they are often very quick to schedule the inspections.  Whole house, termite, radon, roof, structure, mold, HVAC, pretty much anything you can think of, we can get it done in a very short amount of time. Contractors and licensed professionals are often called after the inspections to get an idea of the cost of suggested repairs on the home.  We will work to get these done in the time frame necessary to counter offer with the seller for needed repairs or maintenance on the home.  We will also schedule a final walk through the day before the closing to ensure any repairs or maintenance were completed.

Buyer’s Concierge Service

The home buying process is full of time-consuming, yet necessary steps.  As your representative, you can be assured that you will have expert guidance throughout every step of the process.  You will have unlimited access to our knowledge and experience as real estate consultants.  You will also be supported by a variety of proven expert professionals that are all a part of our team.  These lenders, inspectors, insurance agents and others on our team, play important roles in ensuring your positive experience with buying a home.

Your Closing

4_1309815076846The end of the buying process can be just as daunting as the beginning, and we are committed to helping you make the transition into your new home a smooth one.  From choosing the right insurance carrier to helping arrange the transfer of your utilities, we will make sure everything is in order so you can begin enjoying your time in your new home as quickly as possible.


Are You Ready to Start on the Path of Buying Your New Home?


We can be reached via phone, text or e-mail. You can contact us anytime at 513-405-9006 or email at
kimtim@kimtimteam.com

 

We look forward to working with you to find the home of your dreams!