Buying a Home

Selecting a Realtor

There are 2,000,000 Real Estate Licenses in the Country!
How do you select one?
Consider a Certified Residential Specialist. Fewer than 2% of all Real Estate Licensees have received the CRS® Designation
Why do I need a Certified Residential Expert?
Buying a home is one of the most crucial financial transactions of your life. In what can be a confusing and sometimes difficult process, it pays to leave as little to chance as you can. But with the help of a professional you can navigate unknown territory with ease.
To fill the specific residential needs of home buyers and sellers, the Residential Sales Council of the National Association of REALTORS® instituted a class of expert real estate professionals: the Certified Residential Specialist.
How can a CRS help me?
Every CRS has undergone a rigorous, specialized course of detailed training, aimed at making residential transactions as smooth and worry-free as possible.
A CRS brings special qualifications to your needs:

I Specialize In Helping You Buy!

  1. A move is often accompanied by uneasiness about going to an unfamiliar area. I can ease your anxieties by provide crucial information and services long before your actual move takes place.
  2. I will supply information on all aspects of the new community: cost of living, government, taxes, churches, schools, transportation, sports, shopping and leisure activities.
  3. I will coordinate the sale of your present house and the purchase of your new home, according to your style, price range and residential area specifications.
  4. I will arrange mortgage financing for you. I have established good working relationships with various lending institutions.
  5. I will minimize the disruption of family life that moving often causes through our assistance in the sale of your present house, helping to find a suitable new home and recommending a step by step program designed to help you get ready for the actual move.
  6. Throughout the transfer process we will be in contact with you to make sure all your needs are met and I follow-up to be sure that you are happily settled in the Iowa City/Coralville area.

I Specialize in Helping You Secure Financing For Your Home!

    The primary factor in determining the suitability of a property for a mortgage loan is whether or not it has a fair market value sufficient to provide security for the amount of the loan requested. I will determine the market value of your property for you by comparing to similar property in the area. The next step is to find the right lending institution for your needs. I will mediate between you and your financial institution and handle all the details in the purchasing of your home to secure the best possible loan rates.
Please contact me to help you buy a property today.

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