QUAD CITIES REAL ESTATE WITH RE/MAX

SERVING THE ENTIRE IOWA AND ILLINOIS QUAD CITIES ............................................................

DAVENPORT - BETTENDORF - ROCK ISLAND - MOLINE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

TOM & CYNDEE BROWNER

CRS, CRB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, MRA

BROKER OWNERS OF RE/MAX BI-STATE - SERVING IOWA & ILLINOIS

1-563-388-0008 Office - 1-563-388-0083 Fax - 1-866-388-0083 Toll Free - 1-563-570-7629 Cell - 355-1616 Home

Have a question? The answer is just a call or e-mail away. Contact us at tom&cyndee@quadcitiesrealestate.com

We are both Accredited Buyers Representatives (Certified Buyer's Agents) we know you want to make the best decision. You want the best home possible for your investment. We know the market, and we work at your pace and not ours. We will guide you through all the forms, take you through the first time buyer programs and/or financing, inspections and explain everything each step of the way. We take care of all the details and problems before they become a problem to you. Call us on our private line at 570-7629 at RE/MAX BI-STATE or Contact us at tom&cyndee@quadcitiesrealestate.com - LOOKING TO SELL? Check out the services an Certified Residential Specialist can mean to you.

Our Goal is to provide you with the most up to date information and Exemplary Service at all times. Homes are an important decision and a long term investment. When Your Money Matters, you need and deserve the most competent professional help available. We strive to always be on top of the market and to further our education's, that we may be knowledgeable to give you the best service and advice at all times.

BUYER REPRESENTATION

WHAT SERVICES TO EXPECT FROM YOUR AGENT

Dear Future Home Buyer:

With so many agents out there, it is hard to choose with whom to work. It should come down to which broker or agent has the most knowledge and can answer your questions correctly. Often the decision is made based upon who called you after an open house or answered your phone inquiry. If you are comfortable with the agent, you may fail to ask about the agent's experience or track record in the industry. When your money matters, you might want to inquire a little further. Purchasing a home is an important economic decision.

What is the difference between an agent and a broker? An agent is a person who has taken the prescribed hours of education and passed the State examination to show minimum competency to sell Real Estate in the State of Iowa or Illinois. They must hang their license with a Broker who is then responsible for their actions. A Broker has taken additional courses and passed the Brokers examination. They may choose to work independently or may decide to associate with a company. If they choose to associate, they hang their license under that company's broker's license. There are many good agents and brokers with lots of experience. Some agent’s prefer not taking the additional courses and examinations because they have no intent in ever being self employed or moving into management.

There are also professional designations that can further identify an agent or broker as having taken the time and effort to enhance their education and experience. About 3% of all agents and brokers are Certified Residential Specialist, about 5% are Accredited Buyers Representatives and 5% are Graduates of the Real Estate Institute. There are several other designations that require additional education and test, like my MRA, which is an appraisal credential.

What can you expect from a good agent or broker? The answer is honest information. With so many homes on the market, no agent knows all the specifics on all the listed homes. Often we are given partial information, which may even be inaccurate. However, within a day, any good agent will do their research and be able to answer all of your questions.

Does representation guarantee a lower negotiated price? Sadly, the answer is no. What it does guarantee is that your offer will be made from a position of knowledge of the market and that neighborhood. That you will receive fair value and not overpay for the property. The sellers have had a market analysis based on similar homes that have sold in the same area with similar amenities in recent months. This price range is what they are expecting to receive. Good agents don’t overprice properties. The selling price in this market is averaging 96 to 100% of asking price, depending on type of construction and location. See market Statistics.

If you have a $70,000 home listed at $129,000, no one is going to look at it, much less buy it. Why waste the time and advertising. It is not good business to chase away potential buyers? So the only "steals" are when you are buying from your Mother or Grandmother, everyone else wants real money, or equitable value. What you are really looking for is value: "The best home, in the best neighborhood. in your price range that day".

TOM & CYNDEE BROWNER - 388-0008 CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO REALIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS

This is a List of Services a Buyers Agent Should be able to Provide.

  1. To provide you with all the current listings from all companies in your price range.
  2. To provide information on market trends in any neighborhood.
  3. To help you with financial preparation, supply approximate cost of closing, payment, etc. and to help you pick the correct price range for you.
  4. To suggest which homes might best fit your needs. Cheapest is not necessarily the best.
  5. Total square footage, amenities, neighborhood, condition, potential resale are factors that should be brought to your attention. The final decision is always yours, after all, it is your future home and your investment.
  6. To set up appointments with the owners for you to view properties at your convenience.
  7. To arrange showing in a manner to help educate you to neighborhoods and the current market in your price range. Owners like to prepare their homes to make the best impression. An agent also may have to round up listing agents, owners, tenants or pick up keys. Therefore the agent needs to know the homes you wish to view al least 24 hours in advance to schedule appointments.
  8. To point out any defects we see in the property as you view it.
  9. To discover the recent history of the property, previous sales information etc
  10. To provide you with recent school, crime and other information you require..
  11. To do a comprehensive market analysis on any property that you consider buying.
  12. To give you a close idea of closing cost and payments on a specific home.
  13. To make suggestions of items to include in the offer to protect your interest.
  14. To prepare a legal offer, obtain mandatory disclosures, and prepare addenda.
  15. To negotiate the offer, possible counter offers for you.
  16. To make sure all documents are signed, and distributed to all interested parties.
  17. To take you in for finance and help you resolve any financing problems that occur.
  18. To take care of inspections, abstracting, and appraisal.
  19. To aid you in setting up utility transfers, insurance and other matters for closing.
  20. To set up your final inspection and note any problems, prior to closing.
  21. To set up the closing and arrange for possession.

These things and more are services we regularly provide buyers. Most of our time Is spent in educating people, just like you, to make wise decisions. A home is not just place to live, it is also an investment. When your money matters, demand professional service.

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