Expect more from your agent
You have more information available to you than ever before. With online real-estate marketplaces like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com, you may assume you just need an agent to show you the property. But you would be wrong. Agents should be more than “door openers.” You should expect an agent to proactively send you listings that they have vetted and/or previewed based on your needs. You should expect consultative guidance instead of telling you everything looks “great.” At Clutch Properties, we believe there is a different way to experience real estate and we live by that every day.
Our team takes a different approach to real estate. In a market like ours, your agent needs to go above and beyond to make sure you have access to the latest inventory and don’t miss out to the competition. We provide a high-touch client experience, giving you around the clock support, multiple communication touchpoints and access to several financing solutions.
As a first-time homebuyer, Mike made the whole process very easy with relevant recommendations and guidance. I would recommend him not just in general, but to my own family and friends as well. I know a quick, smooth home search and close takes some good luck, but it's also impossible to overstate how much Mike did to facilitate the process and make sure I was comfortable and well-informed the whole time.
Mike has been there for me every step of the way. He has always answered every call or email no matter what time of day or night it was. His professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated. I never felt that he was just trying to sell me a property, but that he was a mentor to answer my questions and help me to make the best decision for myself. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone that is searching for a new property.
Throughout the entire relocation process, Gene was an immense resource for us and guided us every step of the way. His knowledge of the area, comps, and really the entire buying process was more than we could have asked for. He made it pretty seamless for us. He was always available to answer our questions and continues to be an excellent real estate resource for us to this day.
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What to Expect
You are about to make one of the largest purchases in your life and that can be daunting, but it shouldn’t have to be. We believe the best experience is one where you are guided through the entire process with clear communication, leaving you feeling confident and in-control.
1. Needs Exploration
Our team will sit down with you (in-person or virtually) to understand your specific circumstance and what you are looking for. We will build a solution tailored to your needs, detailing what to expect on your journey and any recommended vendors along the way.
Pre-qualifications give a rough estimate of how much you can borrow. By getting a pre-approval, it’s a formal commitment from the lender that states how much and for what rate. This helps make you a “stronger” buyer in a multiple-buyer scenario, which is quite common in our current market. We will walk through the process and provide some lender recommendations based on your needs.
3. The Search
This is the fun part! Based on your needs and budget, our team will go into ultra-stealth mode looking for your dream home, reviewing active, coming-soon, For Sale By Owner (FSBO) and off-market listings. Depending on your availability and location, we will preview properties, schedule in-person and/or virtual showings and provide you candid input based on our years of experience.
We will pull together market data, MLS information, seller preferred terms and other details to develop a solid negotiation strategy. With a combination of science, experience and creativity, our team will do what it takes to get the best deal for your home.
5. Due Diligence & Appraisal
Once under contract, we will guide you through all applicable contingency steps like conducting an inspection, reviewing HOA documentation, examining the title report, and achieving appraisal. At each step, we will walk you through findings and how it may impact your purchasing decision, always focused on protecting your interests as the buyer.
6. Funding & Closing
The day has come! We will do a final walk-through, go over any additional information before taking ownership of the property, and hand-off the keys.