Beyond Trulia & Zillow: Homebuying Tips & Tricks Presented by Michael Kiefer Green DC Realty March 28, 2012
2. Welcome & IntroductionGet to Know Me & Green DC Realty Over 9 years of DC real estate experience 15 years building & construction 4 years of blogging on green building Long time beekeeper in DC 3. Why are you considering buyingnow? Low interest rates Increasing rental prices Investment opportunity 4. Online Tools Empowering BuyersInformation you can now access online - New properties on the market - Search by neighborhood using maps - Property history 5. MRIS AdvantageWhat is MRIS and what information can itprovide that you cant access on Zillow,Trulia and other sites?Information you can access throughcustomized MRIS home search- Tax records - historical data on sales- Specific property features 6. Previewing PropertiesWhat to consider when you are previewingproperties? Age & condition of property Location Area infrastructure (Metro & ammenities) Location in building (condos) Direction it is facing 7. We Found it! Time to Negotiate!Once we find the home of your dreams hereshow I can help you negotiate. Offer price based on property condition local market analysis Home inspection - Issues that may come up Closing cost help 8. Understanding Closing CostsPrepare yourself by figuring out how much cashyou will need for closing costs Downpayment Lender & appraisal fees Title attorney fees Inspections Recordation taxes 9. Steps towards Purchasing1. Get pre-qualified with a lender2. Set up buyer consultation3. Discuss and review market together4. Set up a time to preview properties5. Submit an offer6. Negotiate the offer7. Go to closing & get the keys to your new home! 10. Special Offer Save Money - Rebate .5% of purchase price($400,000 = $2,000 rebate) Eat Fresh - $250 gift certificate for SouthMountain Veggies 11. Next Steps1. Schedule a FREE buyer consultation2. Discuss lender pre-approval(s)3. Review market conditions4. Start previewing properties 12. Contact MeMichael Kiefer(240) [email protected] up for updates.www.greendcdaily.comLook forward to working with you!