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buying real estate newberry flAs a buyer’s agent, we will only represent you, the buyer. This includes honesty, fairness, loyalty, complete client confidentiality and full disclosure of all known facts. Our team will guide you through this exhilarating adventure.  Full of excitement and emotion, this process is also fraught with a long list of items to take care of to ensure a smooth and successful purchase.   Taking care of details, large and small, is our specialty. Care and diligence are used in presenting all offers and counter offers in a timely manner. Our primary goal is to get you the best home at the lowest possible price.

Listed below are our Buyers Services that we provide for all of our clients:

Buyer Services
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  • As long-time residents of North Central Florida and our involvement with the Board of Realtors of GACAR (Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors), we have extensive knowledge of our marketplace. We have the expertise and connections to make sure you are informed about all of the options available to you and to guide you to the area or neighborhood that best suits your needs.
  • home construction in Alachua countyYour smartest first step (after choosing us as your realtors!) is to talk with a lender so you have an accurate picture of your comfortable price point. We are happy to provide contact information for local lenders with whom we have had good experiences.
  • Here at Gator Homes Realty, we strive to save you time by listening to your requirements and desires and narrowing your search to those homes and areas that would be of real consideration. Information gathering, whether it be about schools, community organizations, services, access to utilities, houses of worship and medical care, is our pleasure. We're also happy to provide personal resources such as dry cleaners, veterinarians and hair salons. We want to make sure your transition is wrinkle-free.
  • While looking at property together, you will find we are knowledgeable about construction, layout, and design. We have a razor sharp eye for detail. Our team is adept at providing insight and suggestions towards livability, updating and ways to add value for resale.
  • If you are an out of town client, we will email you listings, preview property on your behalf and send you photographs of potential homes and areas. If circumstances dictate, we have helped clients purchase homes without their physically being at the residence until just prior to closing.
  • When we find your new home, our team will answer questions and resolve any concerns, counsel you on structuring your offer and deposit, prepare the paperwork and present and negotiate on your behalf. Our agents are focused on securing the best possible terms for you.
  • Gator Homes Realty will handle all communication between you and the sellers through their agent. Being an integral part of our local real estate community for years, our team personally know many of the real estate agents in our marketplace. These relationships greatly facilitate positive transactions.
  • buying real estate high springs flAt this time, we will discuss having inspections such as home, termite and radon. Again, we're happy to supply names of reputable tradesmen with whom we have had good experiences. We'll set-up these appointments and will attend with you or on your behalf. After we have the results, your Gator Homes agent will communicate with the seller's agent and handle any further negotiations.
  • If any surprises arise during the process, your Gator Homes agent is your advocate and expert. It is our goal to resolve issues to your satisfaction.
  • Our team will communicate with your lender from acceptance of your offer to closing to make sure loan approval is on track.
  • Upon selection of a Title Company or closing attorney (Once again, we can provide you with names of whom we've had positive experiences with.), we will give them the necessary information and schedule your closing.
  • We'll present you with utility contact information for your new residence so you can arrange for service prior to your moving date.
  • At the closing table and beyond, Gator Homes Realty will make every effort to serve your best interests. As a sounding board, a resource, a confidant and a real estate expert, each of our agents endeavor to earn and keep your trust and respect.
Buyer's Toolkit
Buying a home can be a daunting experience. That's why Gator Homes' Team of Experts have assembled a wealth of information and helpful tools to assist you. Simply click onto the links below for additional information to help you through the home buying process.

Credit Report
Know your Score, Get your free credit score and report directly from Experian
How Much House Can You Afford?
Find out what type of home is in your budget by entering a few numbers into our calculator. Our calculator is based on standard affordability ratios used to determine qualification for mortgage approvals.
Salary Calculator
Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. cities

One of the most important considerations of a move is the cost of living in your destination city - is it cheaper, more expensive or comparable? The salary comparison calculator tool simplifies the process by calculating what salary you need in your new city to match a change in cost of living.

Mortgage Calculator
Would you like to know how much your monthly payment will be? Use our handy mortgage calculator to find out.
City Report
The city profile report will help you to find a place to live where you will fit in and feel at home. This city profile report provides a detailed look at the people, places, and conditions in an area: useful information on demographics, finances and economics, real estate, and other factors which may impact the quality of life. The city profile report data is drawn from an array of sources, and is updated at least once a year.
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