Why Buy With Me?
Buying a home is the most expensive purchase and the largest investment made by the average person. I will help guide you through the entire process and keep the transaction as smooth and worry-free as possible. I start by assessing your needs and creating a custom search that will email you when new listings are added to the MLS. As your agent, I am here to protect you as the buyer. Best of all, there is usually no cost to you, as the seller pays for both agent’s commission on most MLS listings!
Homes For Sale
Our MLS offers you the best and most accurate place to search for a home in Middle Tennessee. When you are ready to make your purchase, you will need to set up a custom auto notification search within our MLS database. This will assure that your search results are accurate and up to date with the market.
I will assess your needs and together we will build a search that notifies you by e-mail anytime a new listing that meets your criteria is added or updated within our MLS database.
Before you begin your home search, it is important that you get pre-approved for a loan. A pre-approval will tell you how much you would potentially have to spend on a home. Including a pre-approval letter with an offer helps strengthen your chances, as it shows the seller that you are qualified to complete the purchase. Another advantage to getting a pre-approval is that it can allow you to lock in your interest rate for a period of time so that you have plenty of time to find the perfect house.
Trust Money and Closing Costs
Trust money (formerly known as earnest money) is money that you, the buyer, agree to pay upfront once an offer is accepted. This money is used to display “trust” that you intend to follow through with the contract and complete the purchase. This money is applied towards your purchase at closing or is refunded if the deal is terminated on certain terms. There are also ways that you could lose the trust money, should you fail to meet certain terms of the contract. There is no standard amount and it is not a requirement to place an offer. However, it can often strength an offer in the eyes of the seller, and could be the reason your offer was chosen over another. I recommend around 1% of your offer price as trust money when placing an offer.
Closing costs include all of the fees and costs necessary to research and guarantee that you receive a “clean” title/deed at closing. There are many variables that can change what you may owe at closing, and it is best that you discuss all of your options with your lender and closing attorney.
You need a home inspection when purchasing a home, regardless of its age. A home inspector will spend several hours in the home searching for any problem imaginable. At the end, they will give you a presentation explaining everything that they found in the house. You can then decide to ask for repairs, accept the home as-is, or terminate the contract. I work with and can recommend multiple highly skilled inspectors to ensure that you get the most thorough inspection available.
The secret is out, and everyone wants to live in Nashville! I can help you with all of your Middle Tennessee relocation needs, including employee-offered relocation packages.
My Relocation Guide includes the most up-to-date and vital information for people looking to move to our area.
I love first-time buyers!! There is no better feeling than when I can help guide someone through the most important purchase of their life. It is a big and scary step to take to become a first-time homeowner. I know every detail of the process and have a portfolio of quality lenders, inspectors, title companies, and more to help every step of the way. My goal is help you find the perfect home for you and your family with as little stress as possible.
Packing up for the big move can be a stressful time. I can help you seamlessly plan your move with access to weekly checklists and other planning materials.
Need a good recommendation for a moving company, storage space, or truck rental company? You may need to find a short-term place to live before you move into your new home. I can help with all of that and hopefully make things less stressful.