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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE HOMEBUYING PROCESS • What is your time-frame for finding a new home? Is there a definite time by which you must be settled in your new home? Who will be included in the homebuying decision? • Have you ever purchased a new home before? If so, how many and how recently? Where have you bought and sold homes before? Do you have a home that must be sold before you can purchase a new home? • What were the most positive and negative experiences about your past home purchase? Is there anything you hope to include or avoid this time? Are there any concerns you have about buying a new home? • How do you plan to finance your new home? Do you need assistance with your financing options? Have you obtained a pre-approval letter from a lender? • What specific services and support would you like to receive from me as part of the homebuying process? • What are the “must have” features of your new home? • Will you be working from home? If not, is there a limit on the length of your work commute? • Are there specific amenities you would like to have in the neighborhood and community surrounding your home?

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YOUR NEEDS COME FIRST Finding and buying the right home is a highly personalized process, and it all begins by identifying your needs. • The values, interests & priorities you want this move to support • The features you are looking for in a home • How a neighborhood can best match your needs & lifestyle • How the home finding process will need to be tailored to fit your plans • The support you expect to receive from me

DEFINING YOUR IDEAL HOME The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. The following questions will help me find your ideal home: • How many people will be living in your household? • What would you consider a comfortable commute? • What are the most important activities for the members of your family? • What things did you dislike about the house/area where you previously lived? • What features did you like most about your previous home/area?

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BECAUSE WE CARE Helping families choose a home involves looking after individuals, their personal lives, their families, their dreams, their passions...

Ultimately, assisting others in the process of selecting a place to live is helping individuals and couples formulate and understand their goals and interests, what their values are, what their activities will be, where and how they will live, where their children will go to school, what kind of amenities will be available, where they will shop, who they will meet, who will become their friends.

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It’s all about helping families, it’s about helping communities shape their future and their destiny!


FINDING THE PERFECT HOME There is a home that is perfect for you, and it is my job to find it! As your agent, my full fiduciary responsibility, duty, and loyalty is to you! A real estate investment is often the biggest investment an individual or family makes. The process of buying real estate is an extremely complex process. As a consumer, chances are you do not spend each day, every day, year-in, year-out studying and working in the real estate industry.

THIS IS WHAT I DO! Just as the seller is represented by an agent who acts as a fiduciary bound to their interests, I am designated by law to the duties of loyalty, obedience, disclosure, confidentiality, diligence, care, and accounting to you and only you! When buyers choose me as their Buyer Representative, they are getting a real estate professional who is 100% loyal and completely committed to them! With my knowledge of, and experience with, the complete home buying transaction, the entire process goes more smoothly, with a higher level of satisfaction and confidence for you. My understanding of the intricate details of home and community research, comparative market analysis, contract negotiation & submission, time constraints, inspections and resolutions, title, survey and appraisal issues all combine to give you better service and ultimately a stronger investment.

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THE ALLIANCE ADVANTAGE I possess to help you accomplish

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WORKING WITH YOUR ALLIANCE BUYER’S AGENT You are a client

Your needs are cared for

WORKING THROUGH A SELLER’S AGENT You are a customer Agent is loyal to the seller

I am free and able to tell you everything I know about the sellers and their property

Seller information is confidential

I will keep information about you confidential

Agent will tell the seller all the information they possess about you

I will focus on choices that satisfy your needs

Focus is on assisting the seller in selling their property

I am able to provide professional advice in addition to the material facts

You are provided only with the material facts

I will be able to provide information and counseling based on comparable properties

Pricing information is provided that supports the seller’s list price

I will be working to protect and guide you I will negotiate on your behalf and work to solve problems to your advantage and satisfaction I am released from a wide variety of fiduciary responsibilities to any seller or seller’s agent

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Seller’s interests are protected Negotiations are on behalf of the seller

Problem resolutions proposed are designed to seller’s advantage and satisfaction

An asking price that is beyond market range can adversely affect the marketing of a property. Buyer Agency: Representing YOUR interests.

As your representative, I am released from any obligation to all sellers that are not represented by me. In this way, I can put your needs and your best interests as my sole directive. I work for you and have no legal or other responsibility to the seller. When working with me as your Buyer Representative, you have the added advantage of personal representation, independent counseling, loyalty, confidentiality, and trust.


STRENGTH INTEGRITY TRUST

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY IS... • One of the World’s Most Respected Companies — Barron’s • One of the World’s Most Admired Companies — Fortune • A worldwide holding company whose chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is among the world’s most influential people, according to Time Magazine. • Bringing the definitive mark of stability, strength, and above all, quality to the real estate market. • A company that seeks value: great brands, great products, and strong leadership. We are honored to have been selected to be a part of that standout team! • Known for operational excellence, demonstrated integrity, and a flawless reputation. • Providing cutting edge tools, technology, & training to protect and maximize your investment.

“When people are making the decision of the magnitude of buying a house, it’s the biggest decision a great many families will ever make. They want to know who they’re working with, and we think that the Berkshire Hathaway name will be reassuring to many…”

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

• Adding to the experience, assets, and relationships that make us your most valued homebuying partner.

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Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you!

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES ALLIANCE REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate is a locally owned, full-service real estate company serving the metropolitan St. Louis area from eight offices. Our reputation as one of St. Louis’ premier real estate agencies has been built on our commitment to providing a level of personalized service that far exceeds expectations. What distinguishes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate from competing brokerages is our dynamic team of...

• over 425 experienced agents who list and sell better, faster, and more often, • experts who provide a premier level of service, leagues beyond what is considered “typical”, • specialists whose integrity and high professional standards produce results, • leaders with extensive corporate and community involvement, • over 35 skilled and committed support personnel, and • mortgage, title, insurance, and home warranty services for our clients.

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WHAT DOES AN ALLIANCE AGENT DO? Helps You Understand The Market... My ALLIANCE agent was very knowledgeable about the area, market values, schools and overall home quality. That put us at ease when buying. Helps You Prepare Your Home For Sale... My ALLIANCE agent started working with us a year before we sold our house. She came over and consulted with us on improvements and priorities and then checked back in over the following months to see what help we needed. She recommended contractors for the work that we could not do ourselves and gave us plenty of advice. She worked with us the weeks before we sold to get the house ready and then listed and sold our home for over list price in 36 hours. Helps You Navigate A Stressful Environment... My ALLIANCE agent was very professional and provided the expertise required to complete the closing without issues... easy to work with, keeps you well informed of the selling process and knows how to help clients navigate through this stressful environment. Helps You Find The Perfect Home... My ALLIANCE agents are true professionals and know the real estate market conditions. They are patient, especially if you are a fussy buyer and take better than a year to find a home that meets all your needs and wants. They are knowledgeable about the city and county locales and express the strengths and potential flaws of a property, yet allow you time and space to make an informed decision regarding your individual circumstances.

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YOUR FOREVER AGENT.


TRUST EXPERIENCE WHAT ELSE DOES AN ALLIANCE AGENT DO? Helps You Understand Your Contract Offer... My ALLIANCE agent kept us informed throughout the entire process. She provided our family with helpful recommendations as we prepared for the showing of the house. She cheerfully and calmly navigated us through the details of the contract offer and provided us with much needed direction through the closing process. Helps You Maximize The Return On Your Investment... My ALLIANCE agent had excellent strategies and was clear on what would help us the most to maximize our return as far as staging options. We were living out of state and she was an amazing communicator - always kept us posted if something with the home needed attention, and let us know she was checking on it! Helps You Navigate Inspections... My ALLIANCE agent helped ensure that the inspection was prompt, pushed for and got the seller to agree to the major repairs, and then ensured that the contractors performed the work by closing. Helps Defend Your Interests... My ALLIANCE agent is not afraid to support and defend your interests. At the same time she can be very candid and honest with you if she believes you are not correct in your assumptions. Helps You Save Money... My ALLIANCE agent was there for us to calm our nerves with practical guidance. We ended up double closing very smoothly! Our ALLIANCE agent was well equipped to negotiate for us during the contract and inspection process and saved us tens of thousands of dollars!

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HOMEBUYING SERVICES I CAN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU MORE... We have so much to offer that you just won’t find anywhere else... • search tools that provide you with the latest listings new-to-market that meet your criteria; • unmatched technology that offers a more satisfying experience with superior outcomes; • a comprehensive suite of tools and forms to best protect your interests; • affiliated services that keep all aspects of your transaction integrated for stress-free results; • a strong team of specialists to protect your transaction every step of the way!

Call or email today and let’s get started!

• How we will work together in the marketing and sale of your property

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Buying A Home The Alliance Real Estate Way!  

Buying A Home The Alliance Real Estate Way!