Buying A Home

living-room | Buying a home.Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, downsizing, or searching for your dream home, I make it a priority to get to know you and protect your best interest while offering expert advice, a market analysis and negotiating the best price and terms for you. The core of my business is getting to know you and your needs. Knowing your needs, I will only present to you homes for your consideration that fit the features, price, and locations that you want.
My goal is to help you find your dream home, and the most important part of that process is getting to know you. I make myself readily available to all my clients. Life happens, needs change. Sometimes you just need an extra bedroom, a larger kitchen, or to need an area closer to family or work after all. I work with you to make the process of moving as easily as possible. I am your agent, and I use my expertise to turn life changing decisions into a stress free process.
Living in New Jersey, I specialize in Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Union counties. I know how important it is to find the right home in the perfect area for you and your family. I work diligently to get you what you want. If you are looking to buy a home, I can help.

What I will do for you:

  • Assess Your Needs and Dreams
    My process starts with us sitting down together so I can listen to you tell me about your dream home. I want to hear what you are truly looking for. Only once I have heard what you are looking for can I get started. From there I will analyze your wants, needs, and dreams to determine your top must-haves, your target location, and ideal price range.
  • Find Your Perfect Home
    Using those wants, needs, and dreams I will set up a custom search through my two MLS’s (multi-listing services) to narrow down our search for your dream home. I will show you the listings you choose including any ones that have open houses. Buying a home is more than just a house, it is a neighborhood. You want to be able to see yourself in your home and get a feel for what is close by.
  • Negotiate the Best Offer
    My job does not stop when we find your dream home. I will run comparisons on similar sold homes in the neighborhood to make sure you are not overpaying. I will offer statistic driven advice to you on current market value, a fair price, and the terms for the offer that best fit your needs.
  • Walk You Through the Fine Points
    Once the offer is accepted there is a whole host of small details that must be done. I will guide you through every part of the transaction. I handle the process and coordinate the flow with the mortgage brokers, attorneys, inspectors, insurance brokers, title companies and contractors. This time can often be one of the most stressful times when buying a home, but I make it hassle free. Every part of the transaction is coordinated, and I keep you informed every step of the way so you never have to worry about what is going on or what comes next.
  • The Day You Finally Close
    From start to finish I am with you every step of the way, and nothing is better than seeing the joy of a family closing on their dream home.

Raymond Shaffer l mobile: 973-803-0383


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