Finding and buying a new home is such an important transition in one's life.
I am honored to work with buyers during this significant time.
LET ME BE YOUR BUYER'S AGENT
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FINDING YOUR PERFECT HOME
Congratulations! You have decided to embark on what most likely will be the most scrutinizing thoroughly planned search in your life - finding the perfect home. The key to finding your perfect home is to prioritize what you and your family need and desire to compliment your lifestyle. Determine the type of area or neighborhood you prefer, such as urban, suburban or rural; comparing and contrasting the different conveniences, services and amenities they offer. Consider which architectural style you would like, such as Colonial, Georgian, Contemporary, Ranch or Victorian. Then think about how much house you need, how many bedrooms and baths you require. Take into consideration the level of property taxes, common charges, utilities and other expenses. After reviewing your preferences and determining how much house you need, your next step should be to contact a mortgage professional who can provide expert financial advice and assist you in the process of obtaining pre-approval from a lending institution. Once you are financially prepared to purchase your perfect home spend time online previewing homes in your price range and in the areas you’ve selected.
On this site you can search by price, town, school district and open houses. There is an interactive mapping program to help you locate properties. You may also sign up for the Home Finder Value Tracker, an email notification program that will automatically forward properties to you which most closely match your preferences.
As your realtor my primary goal is personalized attention with an emphasis on communication. As your neighborhood expert I match your criteria to the local inventory and work hard to show you as many properties as you need to see to make the best selection. I am here to provide you with my expertise and advise, give you information about anything and everything that you need, and lend support when it is needed.
As your realtor, I know that buying a house is more than that, it is your home! It is the place that you express your lifestyle and values, where you enjoy your family and friends and where you rest after a long day. Finding and buying a home is a pivotal transition in ones life and I would be honored to work with you during this monumental time.
"Before working with Jeff Smith of Houlihan and Lawrence, my husband and I had disappointing experience house hunting. We had pretty much resigned to the fact that house hunting was just going to be this way. After parting ways and going on a reference from a co-worker, we got in contact with Houlihan and Lawrence and Jeff Smith. He has been an amazing realtor to work with. He really listened to us and what we were looking for and helped us find our dream house in just the first visit with him. He really helped us envision what it could be and not just what it was. Being first time home buyers, we were new to the whole process, and Jeff has been with us every step of the way. I don’t hesitate to call if I have a question and want a straight answer. Jeff has made this experience the best that we’ve had, and I would highly (and already have) recommend him to anyone. We would certainly use him again in a heartbeat! " M & J Sheehan
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