BUYER’S RESOURCES:             Barbara Green West Cary Real Estate Expert                 

Journey to Your Dream Home

With all the choices and decisions it could seem overwhelming, but with the right guidance and preparation, you are just beginning the adventure of a lifetime!    With my 10 years and hundreds of home sales experience, I will greatly simplify and de-stress the buying process.    I will guide you every step of the way from identifying your needs, matching them to the right home, to handing you the keys to your new home.


Why Do I Need and Buyer’s Agent?

Buyers now have the same rights as sellers do, the right to unbiased representation.   A buyer’s agent helps you identify your needs, find the right property, prepare an offer/contract, and close.    All of this with you and only you in mind, not a builder that is selling several hundred homes or other sellers.   Not only is this expertise and guidance essential, it is free of charge to you.   Typically the seller pays a sales commission that is split by the selling agent and the buying agent, so you are not required to pay anything for this guidance.   Some buyers mistakenly believe that if they forego using a buyer’s agent they will get a reduced price on the home.   This is rarely true, often there are avoidable oversights and missed opportunities that cost the buyer extra and the selling agent usually gets 100% of the sales commission anyway.   I would be honored to talk with you about buyer’s representation and how I can leverage my experience to get you a great home at a great price.     Contact Barbara


Should I Buy Now?

The housing industry is extremely competitive which has resulted in many communities that are very affordable.   At the same time interest rates are near a 25 year low which gives the buy about a 40% increase in buying power compared to the 1990’s.   Furthermore, the types of properties have expanded to offer anything from carefree no maintenance communities to rural settings with all the space you could ever want.  It is a great time to be in the market for a home of your dreams.


Let’s Get Started

It really helps the process to start with you…what you need, what you would like, and what you want to spend.   Please take a few minutes to answer these questions so we can have a more meaningful discussion:

  • What do you want in a home now?   What area would you like to live in?    How much space do you need?    How many bedrooms/bathrooms?    What other requirements do you have?
  • How do you envision your life changing over the next five or ten years?   How will those changes impact the ideal home for you?    You want to be sure it is the right home for you for the foreseeable future.
  • How much do you spend on housing now?    Would you be willing to spend more if you could get the house of your dreams?
  • Finally, take a minute to download My KW App on your smart phone.   It lets you find information on homes you see while you are out, lets you search for homes in your target area/size/price range, lets you save searches, and lets you get additional information and photos.


The articles below will give you additional information and insight into the buying process if you would like to do additional reading.   I sincerely hope that I have an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.    Please contact me if I can help in any way.



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