Correct Steps Buyers Need to Take
When Buying a Steamboat Springs Home

1. Look for an experienced Buyer’s Agent.  He/she will protect you throughout the entire process and look out for your best interests.


2. Interview the agent...set an appointment with an agent to find out if they have the skills, services and professional attitude you're looking for.


3. Discover if the agent is working "for" you or "with" you... client or customer?


4. Clarify your wants and needs to your agent...let them know your objectives, expectations and timetable.


5. Have your agent help you establish your purchasing power...this may include getting preapproved.


6. Select the best three to five properties to see.  I highly recommend seeing your top pick first.  This gives you something to compare against as other properties are seen.


7. View each property objectively following the "Simple 3-Step" approach. See "A Proven 3 Step Approach To Selecting The Right Property".


8. Have your agent present your offer ASAP...time is of the essence.  I do this with every client offer.  Time is of the essence, and the worst thing I want to have happen is a client lose a property because an offer came in before ours.


9. Handle all counter offers and negotiations with a win/win attitude...BIG Picture Mentality.


10. Avoid "Second Guessing Syndrome"...also known as "Buyer's Remorse".  Almost EVERYONE gets it at some point in time.  Let it pass...


11. Finalize any loan details to get final approval.  If you haven't been pre-approved, you need to get the ball rolling NOW!


12. Any inspections or predications that need to be addressed should be done in a timely fashion.


13. Address snags and problems as part of life. Keep focused on your goals...BIG Picture.


14. Do a "walk-thru" prior to closing...See "The Final Walk-Thru Checklist".