Purchasing Your Home

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There's a lot in the news about how home buying is changing.  

Sure, a little is changing, but in a way that makes the homebuying process more clear on who pays what and helps sellers carry less of the total financial burden.

NAR Official release

These are the key points.   

  • Compensation offers moved off the MLS: NAR has agreed to put in place a new rule prohibiting offers of compensation on the MLS. Offers of compensation could continue to be an option consumers can pursue off-MLS through negotiation and consultation with real estate professionals. And sellers can offer buyer concessions on an MLS (for example-concessions for buyer closing costs). This change will go into effect in mid-July 2024.

Windward Realty was already ahead of this change. We only charge 1.5% to list and work with you to determine the best option, if any, in providing compensation to a buyers agent. 

  • Written agreements for MLS participants acting for buyers: While NAR has been advocating for the use of written agreements for years, in this settlement we have agreed to require MLS participants working with buyers to enter into written representation agreements with their buyers. This change will go into effect in mid-July 2024.

Windward Realty has been protecting buyers and ourselves with Buyers Broker Agreements all along. This change simply gets everyone else on board. 

Keep in mind this may change. Check here for updates

We can explain in detail how this change will directly affect buyers and sellers. Give me a call or shoot me an email to see how it hits your pocket.

With that out of the way any major purchase requires research, careful analysis, consideration, and thought. Home buying isn't any different! Determining the right location, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms needed, and outdoor space are the easier things. However, there are many other factors to think about in your home search. From your initial search to the moment you get the keys to your new home, I will be there, guiding you through the process.

I can even help connect you with mortgage professionals to get the best rates and answer any questions you may have on taxes, CDD's and closing costs. 

As an area expert, I can help educate you on the different neighborhoods, schools, and other local community amenities that suit your lifestyle.

Have questions about new construction versus an existing home? As members of the Flagler County Homebuilders Association we are familiar with all of the area builders. 

Call or email today to find out more about our Buyers Agent service that in most cases is covered by the seller or the builder. Don't miss out on this free valuable representation. 386-569-4920

Purchasing Your Home

Home Buying Can Be Easy
As your buying agent, I can help streamline the process of buying a home and make it easier for you. I’ve aligned myself with the top professionals in the industry, and once an offer has been accepted, I will personally help facilitate the process to close on the home. By working closely with mortgage brokers, title and escrow companies, home inspectors, and home warranty companies I will provide you with the best service possible!

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