Your Home Buying Experience

From Start to Finish

Getting Started

  • Consultation to determine your housing needs and wants..
  • Discussion of all home options, from new construction to current homes on the market in the Summit Association of Realtor’s Multiple Listing System
  • Discussion of market conditions and current financing options.
  • Assistance locating the right mortgage lender.
  • Explanation of our agency structure and how to best use our team for your purchase and negotiations.
  • Remember, the new home sales person at the model represents the builder, not you! We can’t represent you if we’re not present.

Preparing for a First Showing

  • We’ll help you use a custom MLS search so that homes that meet your needs are emailed to you as soon as they hit the market.
  • We’ll carefully screen homes for us to visit in person so that we don’t waste time viewing properties which don’t meet your needs.
  • We’ll introduce you to different neighborhoods, builders and home styles so you can make the best choice for your family.

When We Find the Right Home

  • Review market conditions and guide you in making a competitive offer.
  • Coordinate with your lender to make certain the financing terms necessary are included in the purchase contract.
  • Review the purchase contract with you in plain language – not legalese – to be certain you have a clear understanding of your responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Contract negotiation, follow-up and advice on counteroffers and multiple offers.

Once a Purchase Offer is Accepted

  • Contract negotiations and follow-up to be sure all terms are met on time.
  • Assistance as needed to schedule inspections.
  • Inspection results review and repair assistance.
  • Appraisal review and consultation.

The Closing

  • Assist you with a final walkthrough inspection prior to closing.
  • Review of the closing cost statement and closing disclosure for accuracy prior to your signing appointment.
  • Accompanying you for your signing appointment at the title company, when local.
  • Happily delivering the keys at closing!

Buyer’s Agent vs Transaction Broker

What’s the difference?

A Buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote their interests with the utmost good faith, loyalty, and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. A separate written agency agreement is required, which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer.

A Transaction Broker assists the buyer, seller, or both throughout the real estate transaction, without actually being an agent or advocate for either party.

The Extras

  • Team of 4 dedicated to your successful sale.
  • Referrals to local licensed contractors and vendors.
  • Free Wifi, free copies/scanning/fax services.
  • Referral services for the best agents to work with around the country, or around the world.
  • Slifer Smith & Frampton office with local owners who have been serving Summit County and surrounding areas for over 60 years.
  • A team which has consistently earned 5-star reviews for our dedication to customer service and satisfaction.