We are here to help you every step of the way. From start to finish, we’ll help you locate, negotiate, and close successfully on your dream property.
We represent buyers on the purchase of Durango, Bayfield, Hesperus, Ignacio, and Southwest Colorado real estate. We work in all property classes, but particularly in Country Homes, Farm and Ranch, Vacant Land, Investment Properties, Second Homes and Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfasts for sale.
What is Buyer Agency?
A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer. We highly recommend this type of working relationship. It offers buyers the highest level of representation, whereby the Agent acts as an advocate.
How can we help you find the perfect property for your needs?
As your Buyer Agent, we stand ready to assist you in your real estate needs – start to finish. From the moment you contact us, we do an in-depth interview to gain a true understanding of your needs. We do not push you at properties, or show you only our listings. That doesn’t do anyone any good, least of all you, who is hopefully our client. In addition, you may have a limited amount of time you can spend looking for your new home or investment property. No problem, we get to know our clients’ likes and dislikes early on, so we won’t waste your time showing properties that don’t fit your specific needs. We do a thorough search of the Multiple Listing Service for all properties that fit your profile. We also reach out to property owners (or their agents) that are “off-market”, in the event that is the right property fit for you. We can give you an honest view of the real estate market and provide you with all material facts and figures that could influence your buying decision.
How will I be kept informed of the latest “Hot” properties?
We search the MLS every day, multiple times a day. In fact, we have automated searches set up for ourselves, so we can be alerted in the event we were to miss a property coming on the market. As our client, you will receive weekly (sometimes daily) listing updates for all properties that fit your specific needs. There is no need to worry about “Hot” properties passing you by! We are the only source you need for properties here in Durango and the surround areas.
How much does it cost to become a buyer client?
Our Buyer Agency services are at no additional cost. There are no hidden charges. How is this possible? All fees are paid from the agreement previously negotiated between the seller and listing agent/broker. Our commission is based on how much the listing agent has offered in our Realtor MLS. All we ask is that you sign a Buyer’s Agent representation form that allows us to represent you, the Buyer, in your real estate transaction.
Will you give me advice and help me pricing my offer?
As a Buyer’s Agent we do your homework. Once you narrow down the properties, we research comparable sold properties and verify tax records -coming up with fair market value pricing given the market at that time. We’ll also help you in strategizing your offer, so is has the best potential of being accepted given your specific terms and conditions. There are lots of different strategies out there for offers; we try to pair the right one with the seller’s & buyer’s particular set of circumstances.
How will you help me during the escrow period?
There are lots of things to consider when buying real estate. Different properties require different levels of due diligence. Some are easier than others. Regardless, we know what to look for and the right questions to ask. Structuring your due diligence period properly from the get-go in the purchase offer, gives you the time you need to conduct a thorough investigation of the property. We help you and coordinate things along the way.