Sylvia and I will be hosting our first ever Buyer and Investor seminar in Austin on Wednesday March 4th from 6PM till 8PM at our Keller Williams Office.
Why do I refer to it as a “Buyer and Investor” seminar? Well, we think even owner-occupant buyers should approach the home evaluation and purchase process with the mindset of an investor. We are experienced at helping both “regular” buyers and investors. The evaluation process followed by smart buyers is really no different than that of an investor.
We’ll have our entire team of expert vendors on hand to answer questions and talk about the various stages of the home buying process. You will leave this free 2 hour buyer workshop feeling empowered and knowledgeable about the entire home purchase process.
Our featured speakers will be:
Steve and Sylvia Crossland, of course.
We’ll provide an over view of the current real estate market in Austin and why it’s a “buyer’s market”, and why it’s a great time to buy if you are the right buyer. We’ll cover how to balance the often conflicting components of your decision – Location, Price and the Home itself.
We’ll tell you why picky buyers usually pay more for their homes than investors (hint: it’s got something to do with emotion). We’ll walk through the home purchase process from start to finish, with our vendors taking turns explaining what happens at each stage.
Meet our Vendors.
Bob Petersen from Precision Inspection
Bob is one of the very experienced inspectors we refer to our buyers. Precision inspection has inspected more than 20,000 homes in Austin since 1983. Bob has seen everything you can imagine and has a lot of valuable information to share with you. He will explain the inspection process and what it covers, and why a home inspection is a vital part of your purchase process.
Cindy Tuttle from United Lending
An 18 year Veteran of the Mortgage Banking Industry, Cindy makes sure you know what price range of home you can afford, helps you get pre-approved and then facilitates the loan process. Cindy will explain the loan process and the latest requirements for qualifying to obtain a mortgage.
Betsy Welhausen from Home Warranty of America
Most sellers today provide a “free” home warranty for buyers as part of the purchase negotiations. But many buyers and sellers don’t understand completely what is and isn’t covered in a Home Warranty. This is crucial during repair negotiations. Betsy will go over the benefits of having a home warranty and why you should consider renewing yours after the free first year expires.
Greg Hart from Farmers Insurance
Greg will explain the different decisions you need to make when purchasing insurance for your home, which riders and add-ons make sense and which are not normally needed.
RSVP so we’ll know how many to expect. Feel free to contact Sylvia or Steve with any questions.