The marketplace is filled with many possibilities.
Which one is best for you and your family? This
is the question I start with when I begin working
with a client. I don't start with how many bedrooms
and bathrooms. The cart should always stay behind
the horse, so to speak. A home is an investment
that could either aid or hider your family financially.
That is why I always point to my unique background.
I have a degree in engineering and an MBA with
a concentration in finance.
My degree is in civil engineering. My major concentration
was in structural engineering, while my minor
emphasis was in foundations. Pretty boring stuff,
but very helpful in real estate. Whether you buy
a new home or an existing home, let my background
help you. I always suggest my clients hire a home
inspector before they close on a transaction.
The problem is that an inspector is hired several
steps into a transaction. I feel it is important
to be on the lookout for problems, before we even
write a purchase agreement.
A client I worked with in 1998 is a good example
of this. While my client was deciding whether
the inside of the home fit the bill, I was looking
at the outside. I was looking at the siding, roof,
foundation, etc. I noticed a problem in the crawl
space. We wrote a purchase agreement and it was
accepted. In that agreement we added a specific
clause for the foundation. When the foundation
was inspected, it was deemed a large problem.
We moved on and found a better home. My client,
Kendy, is still happy there today.