Buying Strategies



  • Frame a property search around what’s most important to you
  • Recommend lenders for pre-approval to help determine a realistic price range, strengthen your offer and lead to a faster closing
  • Search MLS daily to find new properties that match your criteria
  • Preview properties, schedule appointments and accompany you to showings
  • Analyze comparable property values and advise you on current market conditions
  • Structure and prepare your offer, review disclosures and loans and deliver the contract
  • Negotiate skillfully on your behalf and promote clear and frequent communication among all parties
  • Review title commitment, recommend home inspectors, facilitate lender approval and insurance coverage, and recommend attorneys or tax professionals as needed
  • Accompany you on your final walk-through and closing


  • Act in good faith at all times
  • Adhere to your instructions
  • Return all calls and emails promptly
  • Closely track dates and deadlines


  • Receive and monitor all earnest money deposits
  • Receive and deliver all documents in a timely manner
  • Review final settlement statements


  • Place your interests above all others
  • Keep your personal information strictly confidential
  • Ensure that all parties to the transaction are fully informed about any material facts that may affect the transaction


  1. Select Jim and Helena to represent your interest
  2. Begin your search for a new home before your existing home is under contract
  3. Discuss your needs. Make sure we know exactly what type of home will best suit you
  4. Learn all you can about the neighborhood you would like to live in
  5. Become pre-approved with a mortgage lender, as this will make you a more attractive buyer when making an offer. We can refer one to you
  6. Make an offer by submitting your contract to the seller for review
  7. Finalize an official contract
  8. Attend inspection
  9. Secure mortgage commitment
  10. Make preliminary moving plans with regard to utilities, insurance, policies etc.
  11. Attend Final walk-through and closing
  12.  Recommend preferred vendors