Nick's Buyer Information Database

The following information is all free and will give you the tools, tips and tricks necessary for success as a home buyer.  Nick has compiled this database as a tool for anyone and everyone to use.  Have questions? Hire Nick and get the best representation...

 

Nick's Buyer-Agent Services

Ever wonder what Nick Ahrens does for his buyer-clients?  This is a small portion of the high level of service Nick provides, and will give you an example of the level of detail given to every client.  This short list goes above and beyond what most agent do for their clients.

4 Tips for Home Buyer Success - Before Buyers Search!

The following information is designed to assist you and save you huge amounts of time.  Do these steps before you actively home search!  This is an excellent resource for first time homebuyers.

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Open Houses 101 - Etiquette, and More!

Open house visitings can be awkward, especially for first time buyers.  This guide will give you detailed insight into open houses.  

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How To Write An Offer

Before you write an offer, you and your agent need to get to work.  There are a lot of things that can help strengthen your offer and help you stand out among the competition. There is a lot of research that must be done before writing the offer.  See links before for detailed information on this subject.

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Submitted An Offer? Let's Talk Negotiations...

After submitting an offer, often times the seller will send a counter offer, negotiations begin.  Similar negotiation principles apply to buyers and sellers.  Asking for too much will upset a seller and they will refuse the deal.  Not asking enough may create a lopsided deal, in favor of the seller.  Knowing how to negotiate properly is very important.  This guide will help educate you in negotiating real estate as a buyer.

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Offer Acceptance - Here's What's Next...

When an offer is accepted, a few things happen at once.  We open escrow and wire our initial deposit; we sign lots of disclosures; we order your inspection done.  Again, there is a lot of important information not covered here, which Nick will guide you through.  

Home Inspection

You will be paying for a home inspection to be done by a professional home inspector.  The earlier in the transaction we get this done, the better (preferably within the first 5 days).  This will give us the details of the property and shed light on any potential issues with the home.  Since you will be at the property, you will know the condition of the property before we receive the full report in 1-2 days.  After this is finished, we can determine if secondary inspections by specialists will be necessary.