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A Better Buying Experience!

Certified Negotiation ExpertHaving the Monica Foster Team as your Buyer’s Agent when purchasing a home makes sense for many reasons. First and foremost, you pay no fee because we are paid by the seller.  We represent YOU and will get the best deal for YOU. The listing agent represents the seller and is obligated to get the best deal for the seller. Don’t make a mistake by calling the listing agent, get representation! Often the purchase of a home can be a difficult experience with multiple parties, conflicting interests, and a myriad of other issues.  These aspects can make the negotiation process very difficult.  As a CNE, I am trained to negotiate on your behalf, resolve conflicts and deal with all types of negotiators so you get the best deal possible with the least amount of issues. I put my Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) skills to work for you so Contact Me!

Tools

I also provide several tools for my buyer clients.  I have a dedicated MLS Search site where you can search by map, county, school district, subdivision, or area and save and/or email the results. You can even be notified when new properties matching your criteria are listed. I also provide Community and School information allowing you to see all the area has to offer and compare schools. You can also get a Market Snapshot for the area you are interested in. This snapshot shows the active properties and sold properties in your area of interest so you can get an idea of the price you should expect to pay in a given area. It also includes demographics, local amenities and schools so you can feel comfortable in the area you are relocating to. Please see my Testimonials for comments from my satisfied buyers.

Homes for HeroesIf you are a health care professional, educator, firefighter, in law enforcement, or in the military you may qualify for loan discounts and a realtor rebate from my Homes for Heroes program.

If you are interested in purchasing short sales or foreclosures then check out my Foreclosures & Short Sales page for I have certifications and experience unique suited to help you (I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certified).

ABRIn addition to providing buyer tools and resources I also provide my buyers with insights and assistance that comes from continuing education.  I am an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR) which has given me the necessary skills and education to ensure the best experience for you, the buyer. As an ABR, I have received special training that gives me an edge in understanding the buyer perspective and protecting and promoting buyer interests. Furthermore, to qualify for the ABR certification, you must demonstrate experience in buyer representation and stay current on the latest issues and trends in buyer representation.  I have represented countless first-time and seasoned buyers over the life of my career and I can help you with what may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you will ever take. Also, you may want to review my buyer Resources below or if you are unsure whether you are ready to buy, I provide a handy list of considerations for you to review.

CERTIFIED-2009-Logo-Square-Transparent-Logo-OnlyI am also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) which means I have completed rigorous advanced training in finance and technology and met signification experience requirements. Because of this, less than 4 percent of the more than 1 million active REALTORS® have this certification, each averaging over twice as much sales and transactions as non-CRS agents. Having a CRS such as myself representing you means that I will put my knowledge, experience, skills, and technology to work for you, the buyer, thus minimizing your risk, saving you time, and possibly even money.

CNHSI can even help you with New Construction since I am a Certified New Homes Specialist (CNHS) and Residential Construction Certified (RCC). As with the relationship between the listing agents and sellers, the Builder’s Representative represents the builder, not you.  In a nutshell, I provide many other services that are benefit to you. For example, I will:

  • understand your needs and send you listings or setup an automated search that meets those needs,
  • help you get pre-qualified for financing if necessary,
  • provide information on the local market, neighborhoods, and schools,
  • use knowledge of current neighborhood trends to help you identify opportunities and avoid pitfalls,
  • coordinate appointments with all the various listing agents and show their properties,
  • discuss the pros and cons of any applicable properties,
  • provide a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of any properties to make the best offer,
  • coordinate and explain all offers, contracts and amendments with the selling agent,
  • provide electronic signature on all documents,
  • pre-inspect potential candidate homes,
  • negotiate the best deal for you with the selling agent,
  • represent you with Builders,
  • coordinate with the title company,
  • coordinate with your lender,
  • interface with appraisers and inspectors,
  • schedule and attend any home, termite/pest, foundation, roof and other inspections,
  • provide information on mortgage brokers, credit repair companies, insurance agents, inspectors, movers, and home warranty companies,
  • educate you about the home buying process,
  • help with any loan, credit, insurance or inspection questions,
  • go over the HUD with you and what is needed for closing,
  • support you through final walkthrough, closing and beyond,
  • and much more!

You can use my buyer’s agent skills to help you buy real estate in the cities of League City, Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake City, Seabrook, Kemah, Dickinson, Texas City, Webster, Pasedena, Deer Park and the entire surrounding Houston Bay Area. You are under NO OBLIGATION so Contact Me to begin your home search today!

With Monica Foster as your Buyer’s Agent you will have the best deal possible and remember: once a client always a client.

Monica Foster

Mistakes Buyers Make

  • Waiting for prices to drop more
  • Rushing the process
  • Not being pre-approved for a loan prior to making an offer
  • Not having an inspection
  • Making unreasonable offers
  • Making significant changes to their financial situation during the contract period
  • Not disclosing everything to lender

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