Your Partner in the Process

As a trusted advisor, I will:

✓ Meet with you to discuss your goals and put together a custom property search alert

✓ Help you get pre-approved with the most aggressive rates available

✓ Preview and tour properties that match your criteria

✓ Keep you informed of new properties the moment they hit the market

✓ Conduct an independent flood assessment on your behalf

✓ Help you determine your offer

✓ Negotiate the offer and contract in your best interests

✓ Facilitate the home inspection and resolution process

✓ Prepare you for closing

✓ Keep you updated on the transaction every step of the way

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Buying a home should be exciting and memorable. 

Whether you are looking for a condo in the city or a family home in the Memorial Villages, I look forward to introducing you to the communities and lifestyles of Houston's finest neighborhoods.

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Hire a Professional

Lenders and real estate agents are important partners when buying a home, giving you the insights and information you need to have confidence in your decisions. Using our experience and market knowledge, we will ask questions and discuss the lifestyle you are seeking.



Get Pre-approved

Getting pre-approved is relatively easy with no obligation as it initiates the mortgage process with a lender and tells you how much you can borrow. It also allows you to move quickly on an offer. Remember, to be recognized as a serious buyer, you must show a pre-approval letter or proof of funds.



Find Your Home

During this time, you and your agent should distinguish between your needs vs. wants. Some factors to consider include: price, bedrooms, first-floor living, age and style, commute times, school districts, etc. We will schedule your private showings, go with you to open houses and explore neighborhoods and homes that fit your criteria. Working with a real estate professional and subscribing to listing alerts ensures YOU are the first set of eyes to preview a home.



Submit an Offer

Work with your agent to make an offer. Review comparable sales and ask: is the home priced fairly? What will make your offer stand out? What is most important to you? Remember, your agent is your partner in this process. Once an agreement is made, the house will go into escrow.



Get a Home Inspection

After a contract is executed, the clock begins. Your agent will assist you in scheduling all inspections then review all reports with you. A comprehensive knowledge about stucco, foundation, electrical and plumbing issues is critical in negotiating repairs. Once negotiating repairs are complete, your lender will order the appraisal. If the value of the property meets or exceeds your contract price, you are on your way to closing!



Order an Appraisal

Selecting a loan can be a very personal decision. Having the lowest interest rate, monthly payment or the shortest term may be a priority. You’ll work closely with your lender to select the loan that meets your needs and priorities. Your lender will arrange for an appraiser to provide an independent estimate of the value of the house you are buying. The appraisal will let all the parties involved know the price value of the home.



Attend Closing

There can be a lot of paperwork when buying a home. Your lender and real estate agent will work with a title company or real estate attorney to handle all of the paperwork. At closing or a few days prior, you will sign all of the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents. It may take a couple of days for your loan to be funded after the paperwork is returned to your lender. Once the paperwork is processed, it’s time get your keys and celebrate your new home!

If there’s one thing we understand more than most, it’s the value of home.

We’re all in this together and we look forward to guiding you home.


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Houston, Texas 77027

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