Wow, you are thinking of buying a home.  There may be a lot of questions going through your mind.

  • Where do I start?
  • How do I get a loan? 
  • What town should I move to?
  • What’s important to my family?
  • Do I need a realtor?
  • How can I find a qualified realtor?

Finding a property that’s right for you and your family can be quite a challenge.   First find and secure the Right Realtor to assist you in this sometimes confusing & challenging process.

Sitting down with a DAARE Realtor to discuss your interests – before you go out looking for homes – is KEY to assuring sound success, PLUS a smooth and relaxed transition throughout the entire process. If you want the MOST House for the Least money – with ALL of the BELLS & WHISTLES you’d also like – this step is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to Helping you achieve the very BEST RESULTS.

Your Experienced DAARE Realtor will offer you a couple of references for loan officers to help you through the process & let you know how much of a loan you are qualified for. If you have already begun the process with another Lender – your Realtor will contact your Lender to be sure they are the best to assist you regarding the homes you are most interested in. NOT ALL Homes qualify for all loans.

Your DAARE Realtor has many tools to help them select the best homes for you to view.  They are a member of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  The MLS has the most accurate data on the homes on the market.   As for other HOME sites on the web, the data is not always up to date.  Realtors now have a private network for homes coming soon on the market that won’t be found anywhere else.  Your Active DAARE Realtor networks with other realtors - an advantage for you - to find out if there is a home coming up before it even hits the private network.

Your DAARE Realtor is like your COACH – listen to them! They will give you the BEST Information and Directions to meet YOUR Goals. Your DAARE Realtor may ask you to sign a Buyer’s Representation agreement to guarantee their compensation. YOU wouldn’t work for FREE – would you? Of course not! In fact - properly discussed and orchestrated – your DAARE Realtor can be paid out of the Sellers proceeds at closing.

 If you happen to enter an open house when your agent is not with you give them your AGENTS Business Card. – N E V E R REGISTER OR SIGN YOUR NAME/S at an OPEN House or Model Home. Let the Seller/s Representative know you are being represented, even with a builder.  They are there to protect you, and only you. If you don’t you may not be represented adequately.  Also, no matter how hard you worked with your agent, if you don’t register them they don’t get paid.

Now the real work comes when you find the perfect home.  Your agent must be good at negotiations, to get you the best possible price & terms for the home.   After the contract is signed, navigating through the process can prove somewhat challenging – but not for your DAARE Agent.  Your DAARE realtor will work closely with your lender for loan approval.  Your DAARE Realtor will let you know of the seller’s disclosures, inspections, environmental/structural reports.  If any issues arise – your agent will help you renegotiate the contract and advise you of your options.

Daniel And Associates Real Estate brokers continually train to stay ahead of the market while educating and advising their clients of any risks they are taking.  So take advantage of the best source you have for a successful close.  Your  D.A.A.R.E. Broker!  D.A.A.R.E. has been serving West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville and surrounding communities for over 30 years.