Buyer Agency Services

Opportunity costs are high in real estate and experience matters.  Coastal real estate purchases are large financial transactions, typically done from afar that involve a lot of time, people and tasks to manage.  When improperly managed the process is overwhelming and often results in undesirable outcomes.  It is in your best interests to have a local, experienced, knowledgable advisor by your side to help you navigate through the real estate sales process.

I have been a full-time real estate agent since 2005 and have successfully completed hundreds of real estate transactions throughout the coastal Maryland real estate market.  I have the experience, market knowledge and established workflows in place to ensure you have a seamless real estate transaction from our first conversation all the way through to the closing table.  Below is an overview of the Buyer Agency services I offer.

Local Market Knowledge

Local market knowledge and experience are irreplaceable.  As a lifelong resident of the Ocean City area I am uniquely positioned to provide you with local market insight and knowledge that few other Realtors can offer.  Having lived and owned real estate in a majority of the areas that make up the Ocean City real estate market, I have a clear understanding of the benefits and unique nuances of each community.  This local market insight, knowledge and experience will prove to be invaluable to you throughout the process of buying a coastal home and will put you in a position to make informed decisions ... Learn More

Initial Consultation

The first step in the process is to set-up a time for me to provide you with an overview of the coastal home buying process, discuss what you are looking for in your new home and to answer any initial questions you may have.  The primary things to consider during this process are location, property type and size, price range and desired amenities.  Through my local experience and market knowledge I can point out numerous other things to look for and consider that you may not be aware of. This process will help you identify the ideal costal home and focus your real estate search going forward ... Learn More

Streamlined Real Estate Search

Once we determine your ideal property I will set-up your personalized online search account, which is linked directly to this website.  As you are searching through listings online you can save "favorites" to your account for later reference.  The online search account will simplify your real estate search and assist in keeping it organized.  I will email you new listings and price adjustments for properties that match your specifications as soon as they hit the market.  I will also be available to answer questions, gather additional information and provide local insight on specific properties as you search through the homes and condos for sale.  These services will save you a considerable amount of time and effort, while also ensuring you don't miss out on a good opportunity.  

Reliable Partners

I can recommend reliable, competent and experienced service providers to assist you with your real estate purchase.  I will leverage my long-standing relationships with mortgage brokers, title companies, home inspectors, insurance providers and contractors to ensure you get everything you need and receive a high-level of customer service throughout the process.  I work with the best of the best and these service providers are accountable to me, which ensures all aspects of your real estate purchase are done correctly, thoroughly and on-time.

Simplified Home Touring

I will streamline the home viewing process for you, make it more efficient and save you valuable time.  I can arrange for you to see any home or condo listed for sale in the area.  These will be private showings, free of burdens and distractions from other buyers and real estate agents.  While I am scheduling your property showings I will conduct preliminary research on the listings and gather any useful information that may be available.  Licensed since 2005 and a lifelong resident of the Ocean City area I am familiar with all of the buildings and communities that make up the Ocean City real estate market.  As we tour the listings I will provide you with valuable market insight and knowledge, both good and bad for each building or community.  We can typically see all of the properties on your list in a day and I will always make good use of your time.   

Analyze Properties

After our property tour I will promptly follow through on any information requests you may have.  I will help you evaluate the pros and cons of the properties you are interested in and advise on what is and what isn't a potential problem.  Additionally, I will assist you with analyzing property values, community association health, financials, specific property attributes and the local real estate market as a whole.  This entire process will put you in a position to make informed buying decisions when the time is right.

Negotiate the Best Deal

When you are ready to make an offer on a property I will assist you with determining an offer price and a negotiating strategy.  I will utilize data and market knowledge born from my experience to advise you on what is enough to offer and what is too much.  I will then prepare the purchase contract to include all relative contract contingencies and addendums that protect your best interests.  We will review the contract documents to ensure you understand and are comfortable with all of the terms and conditions.  I will then present the offer and negotiate on your behalf to secure a deal with the best price possible and the most favorable contract terms.  This is where local market knowledge and experience prove to be invaluable.  The negotiating process is both an art and a science that when done properly will save you a considerable amount of money and help avoid potential issues down the road.  I will represent your best interests throughout this process in dealing with the Seller's agent, which fiduciary responsibility is to do these same things solely for the Seller.

Contract Phase

Once we have an agreement in place I will distribute the ratified contract and contact information for all parties to the lender (if applicable) and the title company that will be conducting the closing.  This crucial step ensures everyone has the information the need to get the transaction started on the right track.  Next and at you discretion I will schedule and oversee the property inspections.  When the inspection reports come back I will review them with you, point out potential issues, advise you of your options and negotiate repairs or monetary compensation from the Sellers for the defective items.  If the property is part of a homeowners or condominium association I will ensure we receive the required resale package from the respective association in a timely manner.  Upon receipt of the resale package I will review these documents with you, advise you accordingly and distribute what documents are needed to the relevant parties.  I will also facilitate the property appraiser's access and provide supporting information if needed.  In the event there is an issue with the appraised value I will advise you of your options and work towards a resolution that you are satisfied with.  As we approach the closing date I will review the settlement statement with you to confirm the final figures.  Prior to closing I will meet you at the property for a walkthrough to ensure any requested repairs were completed and that all is in good order.  From there we will head to the title company's office to sign the final closing documents.  Throughout this entire process I will stay in regular communication with all parties to ensure the transaction is progressing as it should.  You will be kept up to date at all time and I will promptly respond to any and all information requests.  I will remain available as needed for post-closing support, assistance and recommendations.

Through may local market knowledge and experience I will streamline the home buying process for you, make it more efficient, save you valuable time, help you make informed decisions and ensure your interests are represented throughout the entire process.  If I can be of any assistance feel free to contact me directly anytime at 443-614-9179 or via email at nick@coastalliferealty.com

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