Top Buyer's Agent Real Estate Services
Buying a home is an exciting time in one's life. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR as your own personal Buyers Agent is your first step to ensuring that your new home and community meets your needs.
Cheri Elliott is Century 21's Senior Executive Broker-Associate with over a decade of award-winning real estate services. Her familiarity with the marketplace, architecture, price ranges and neighborhood amenities makes it easy for Cheri to help you find the home that best fits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Cheri prides herself on giving her clients her personal and undivided attention. With her years of experience, vast real estate knowledge, unparalleled communication, and meticulous professionalism, Cheri Elliott’s goal is her clients’ complete satisfaction. Feel free to read a few client testimonials and see first hand Cheri's professionalism, attention to detail, and going above and beyond expectations that her clients have appreciated so much time and time again.
Home Buyer Resources
- MLS Home Search
- Receive Daily Property Alerts
- Free MLS APP for Smartphones, IPADs and Tablets
- How to Buy a Short Sale
- Mortgage Information & Daily Interest Rates
- Mortgage Calculators
- Get Pre-Qualified
- Home Inspections
- What Does a Purchase Contract Look Like?
As Your Realtor, Cheri Will:
- Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your search criteria.
- Guide you through the entire home buying process, from finding homes, to getting the best financing.
- Educate you and guide you through the Short Sale and REO processes that you will come across as a Buyer in today's market.
- Make sure you don't pay too much for your new home and help you avoid costly mistakes.
- Answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
- Provide you with Century 21's powerful mobile home MLS search APP that will take your casual out-and-about home searching to a new level.
- Provide you with your own custom and private MLS portal of homes that is designed to receive daily listings fitting your needs.
- Organize and plan touring for all your home showings of the properties you want to see.
- Constantly represent you with her impeccable professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the real estate World.
Cheri Elliott - "Winning For her Buyers in the World of Real Estate"
Century 21 - "The Most Powerful Brand in Real Estate to Represent Buyers"
WORKING WITH A REALTOR
Buying a home is certainly one of the most rewarding experiences most of us ever have. It’s also one of the most challenging. If you are buying for the first time, the process may seem overwhelming. Even if you’ve been through it several times, every move is different and presents new challenges.
One clear advantage of enlisting the help of a Buyers Agent is simply that you don’t have to go through it alone. An exceptional Buyers Agent like Cheri Elliott has the background and skills to help you through each step of the process, and make the experience of finding, buying and moving into your new home as smooth, quick and enjoyable as it can be. Another advantage is that a Buyers Agent represents a valuable source of information about market trends; communities and neighborhoods; and especially homes for sale throughout the area. Remember, not every home seller runs an ad in the local paper or puts a sign up in the yard. In fact, many homes actually sell before there is ever a need to advertise them. The market expertise of a real estate professional offers you is augmented by access to complete, regularly updated information about every home listed by area sales professionals through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
The advantages of working with a Realtor®
Getting the best deal: What have similar properties sold for in the immediate area? How long were they on the market? How does this one compare? Is it over-priced, under-priced, or fair value? What type of market is it - is it a Seller's, Buyer's or a Balanced market? By having this information at your fingertips, you are in a position to negotiate the best price and take advantage of any opportunities that may show up.
Negotiation expertise: While a REALTOR® does many things, one of his or her most important functions is to negotiate on behalf of their clients. When you purchase a home, you want the best deal possible. Your REALTOR®'s job is to facilitate this by drawing up legally binding contracts, assisting in negotiating offers, offering advice and perspective and, if needed, acting as a mediator during any potential disputes between you and the seller.
Finding the right home and neighborhood for you: REALTORS® spend a lot of time and energy making sure they know their local market inside and out. They are familiar with the current market values of properties in the areas you are looking and are your best resource for finding the right home.
Professional Experience: A REALTOR® brings to the table all of his or her knowledge, training and negotiation skills, and will explain exactly what you can expect from the buying/selling process. He or she will be able to explain your rights and obligations, help organize and strategize, and even discuss financing options.
All REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR): This organization requires all of its members to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standard of Business Practice. The Code and Standards are very important because they assure that all REALTORS® offer the highest level of service, honesty and integrity possible. All REALTORS® are subject to constant professional monitoring that keeps them directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve. NAR also ensures that all of its members are knowledgeable and highly trained in order to better serve the public, and offers on-going education courses so that REALTORS® continue to meet the highest professional standards in a constantly changing industry.
Determining your "wish list": What is it that you want from your new home? A particular style, design, lot type? Proximity to schools, services, work? A pool? A two-car garage? A specific price range? A REALTOR® will help identify exactly what it is you are looking for and ensure that you get to see all the homes that meet your criteria.
Assist with financing needs: REALTORS® are familiar with all of the complexities involved in the pre-qualification, approval and negotiation of mortgage rates. Like many industries, banks are experiencing quite a bit of competition and are often willing to flex from their quoted rates. Experienced REALTORS® can often assist in finding the most competitive rates and terms available.
Access to Multiple Listing Services: REALTORS® have exclusive access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS system also allows a REALTOR® to examine all properties for sale and short-list the ones that are right for you. This not only offers more choices but also saves you valuable time and effort.