Guide to Home Buying in Eugene Oregon Area
Finding and Comparing Homes
The resources here on the Key Realty Group Website are offered to you free and without obligation. You do not need to register to search the MLS. And whenever you’re ready to see homes in person, you can contact a Key Realty agent with confidence, knowing that your privacy will be respected and your best interests served.
Your Key Realty agent is active in the real estate community and networks with other agents. This means your agent is aware of all homes for sale in the Eugene market including any that may be coming up for sale but have not yet been formally listed or entered into the MLS.
When your Key Realty agent knows what you’re looking for, she or he will consult all sources and personally search for a home that matches your criteria. This is a free service and is completely without obligation. Click here to fill out the form, and an agent will get back to you quickly.
Or if you prefer, our MLS search system can automatically notify you by email of all new listings that match your search criteria. Simply click here to complete and submit the form. Note: Our home search form lets you create and save multiple home search profiles. You can update these profiles or cancel them at any time.
Coordinating with Other Professionals
Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may be surprised at the number of service professionals—besides the listing agent and buyer’s agent—needed to get a real estate transaction from start to close.
First, you will need to get pre-approved for a loan. A pre-approval that is current (less than 90 days old) will cause a seller to take you seriously because it lets the seller know you’re a ready, willing and able buyer.
Key Realty Group agents help buyers pre-qualify for mortgages every day. To get started, click here to complete and submit the form. Please know that we respect your privacy and will not give your personal information to anyone other than our preferred mortgage broker. This is a free service and does not obligate you to anyone.
Your Key Realty agent also has a list of other reliable service professionals known to have provided excellent service to our homebuyers. These include home inspectors, termite and moisture inspectors, appraisers, attorneys and title and escrow companies.
And when the time comes, your Key Realty agent will coordinate with the professionals of your choice to get their work performed in time to meet all contract deadlines and due dates.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
While most people consider negotiation intimidating, your Key Realty Group agent has a successful real estate track record, which means your agent is a skilled negotiator with years of practice. Negotiating on your behalf is one of your agent’s primary duties, as it is his/her legal responsibility to act in your best interest at all times. This includes negotiating with sellers and their agents for the lowest price and best terms possible.
When you’re ready to make an offer, your Key Realty agent will provide you with a “Comparative Market Analysis,” also called a CMA. The CMA compares the home to similar homes that have recently sold and to other homes currently on the market. Your agent uses the CMA combined with professional knowledge of the local market to determine the home’s fair market value and advise you.
The seller has the listing agent advising and negotiating on the seller’s behalf. Doesn’t it just make good business sense to have a skilled professional negotiator working for your interests? We think so.
Keeping on Top of Paperwork and Deadlines
Some agents are good about respecting deadlines while others are content to ignore them. Key Realty Group agents are experienced professionals who achieved their successful track records by checking and double checking paperwork and paying attention to details such as contract deadlines and due dates.
Your Key Realty agent will make sure you know about and adhere to the contract’s specified deadlines and due dates so that neither your earnest money nor the transaction’s successful closing is put at risk. And if an extension is ever needed, your agent will request it in writing so that all parties are informed and remain in agreement.
Contracts are filled with complicated terms and clauses that can impact your life in your future home. Your Key Realty Group agent is a seasoned real estate professional who has years of experience with reading, writing and interpreting contracts. And you will receive the full benefit of that experience should any problems arise.
Should a transaction become stalled, your Key Realty agent is skilled at delving into problems and peeling back the layers to find a solution that satisfies all parties, so the transaction can move forward to a successful close and you’re handed the keys to your new home.
Search Oregon Real Estate Listings. Use our Web site and have fun. But when you’re ready to view homes in person, call 541-636-4580 or email us. A Key Realty agent will get back to you quickly and will be happy to make showing appointments and answer all of your questions in detail.
Buying a Eugene Oregon home is an exciting journey. Let’s get started!