Richard Bishop
2 Percent Realty West Coast

Cell 778-888-7424
EMAIL richardbishoprealtor@gmail.com
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Buying

Finding and purchasing the right home in today's competive Real Estate market can be a difficult venture. "Opportunity always favors the Prepared Buyer" and being prepared is a key factor for you to be successful.

Not all Realtors are created equal... Dedication, Market Knowledge, Work Ethics and being able to listen and learn so we can successfully achieve all of the Clients individual needs, it can be a challenging and time sensitive investment.


Here are a few client circumstances in todays market: 


1)  You might be downsizing but want to find a new home 1st, I have a strategy for that.


2) You might want to buy a pre-sale or an assignment sale for investment or downsizing in the future, I have a strategy for that.


3) You might not know the best way to structure your finances for success in your Real Estate plans, I have a strategy for that.


To maintain a High Performance Level and Quality Service I work with a limited amount of Clients at the same time so you will know I Value and Respect your time and I am committed to achieving your Real Estate objectives.


I have quick access and knowledge to the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself, why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house or down size to a smaller more practical size as you move through life? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."


Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.


Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.


Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.


I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

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