Buying with Bonnie
Expect Them ALL.
Bonnie can help you determine your buying power, and point you towards the financial solutions that are most beneficial.
Financial reserves and capacity for borrowing are the two factors in determining your buying power. Your savings, current debt and credit scores create the forecast, and Bonnie can help you determine the very best lending options for your particular situation.
Deep Roots & Resources
Bonnie is deeply entrenched in the North Atlanta Real Estate market. If what her clients are after is not on the market, she makes calls, and knocks on doors to find off market options that may fit the bill. She leverages her network to find off-market options and makes things happen.
When searching for the perfect home for her clients, Bonnie finds it critical to stay one step ahead of the market, especially in a low-inventory environment. This means being immersed in the market on a daily basis – being in touch with other agents, buyers and sellers as well as the general community. Once a property is identified, she recognizes the need to move quickly and implement strategies to secure it for her client. Bonnie knows that her clients are very busy and therefore does a lot of the legwork for them, utilizing technology whenever necessary for virtual tours etc. Bonnies known for her rapid response time and ability to move very quickly for her clients.
Wisdom & Discernment
The ability to help you with the selection process by providing objective information about each property – even when the information could potentially be a deal breaker.
Sometimes it’s love at first sight with a home, but Bonnie understands you are not just buying a home. You are buying a community…the schools, safety, access to shopping, restaurants and recreation are all factors.
Not only that, but Bonnie understands the investment quotient and needs to ensure that the home is a good investment and that the purchase price will deliver resale value. Looking out for your bottom line as opposed to making the sale is a point of differentiation buyers simply can’t overlook when choosing an agent.
Being well prepared by completing your homework is half of being a good negotiator. Some other key skills include active listening, problem solving, remaining unemotional, reducing misunderstandings and firmly advocating – while always maintaining the highest levels of integrity.
Negotiations and inspections can be complex with a multitude of factors to manage. There are several points of negotiation throughout a transaction besides price such as financing, contract terms, appraisals and inspection periods (inclusion or exclusion of repairs, appliances, and furnishings).
Due diligence during the property evaluation is important and Bonnie does not take her eye off the ball.
This is the buyer’s opportunity to fully evaluate the property from top to bottom. Common inspections include termite, mold, radiation, faulty structure and continue as you have it. Bonnie will recommend fully vetted professionals to complete these inspections.