FI Real Estate, LLC


Our Services to Buyers

Stage 1 (Game Plan)

  • Initial meeting with client
  • Determine Buyer’s desires (needs/wants in a new home)
  • Review duties / responsibilities of a Buyer’s Agent in California
  • Provide Buyer Package with a sample of local Purchase Agreements (contracts)
  • Ensure Buyer is pre-approved with a known lende

Stage 2(Property Search)

  • Set Buyer up on a listing alert service
  • Preview properties on behalf of Buyer
  • Show properties to Buyer
  • Help Buyer select ideal property

Stage 3 (The Offer)

  • Validate what is included in sale via MLS details
  • Obtain copy of Title information to identify property owner(s)
  • Contact Listing Agent to validate property is still available; confirm any special terms for offer
  • Prepare a Market Analysis in the area to determine offer price
  • Obtain and review available disclosures with Buyer
  • Prepare Purchase Agreement (aka Purchase Contract) on behalf of Buyer
  • Prepare personal letter from Buyer to Seller
  • Obtain Earnest Deposit for purchase of the home and proof of down payment, to be submitted with offer
  • Prepare package for Listing Agent, including cover letter

Stage 4(Negotiation)

  • Present Buyer offer to Listing Agent
  • Ensure Buyer’s Lender available by phone in case finance questions are being asked by Listing Agent
  • Respond / negotiate counter-offers and contract addendums
  • Prepare new counter-offers / addendums on behalf of Buyer
  • Acknowledge ratified contract on behalf of Buyer

Stage 5 (In Contract)

  • Send copy of ratified Purchase Agreement and Property Profile to Buyer’s Lender to start lender underwriting
  • Open Escrow with local Title Company if not done by Listing Agent
  • Send copy of ratified Purchase Agreement to Escrow Officer for closing instructions
  • Order any secondary inspections requested by Buyer
  • Be onsite for property inspections
  • Be onsite to meet appraiser with copies of current comps to assure maximum value is received by Buyer
  • Review new disclosures and inspections with Buyer
  • Negotiate contract adjustments and credits if new defects are found as part of property inspections
  • Assure loan underwriting moves forward on schedule

Stage 6(Close Of Escrow)

  • Manage the timely release of contingencies on behalf of Buyer
  • Ensure Buyer has Certified Funds for amount due at closing
  • Ensure Lender funds are received by Title in time for closing
  • Arrange and attend Buyer final walk-through prior to close of escrow
  • Review “Closing Costs” on a HUD-1 Estimated Worksheet for accuracy
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, painters, etc.) if these services are needed
  • Validate house is clean and all of Seller’s possessions are removed prior to close of escrow
  • Monitor closing so transfer of property occurs as planned
  • Once property recording is complete, deliver keys to new Home Owner
  • Validate MLS is updated denoting property sale is complete
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