Buyer Services Guarantee

This Buyer Services Guarantee is the commitment Joe Cline will perform the services stated below as part of your representation agreement.

Preparing You for the Buying Process

Buyer Counseling Session
We will conduct a buyer counseling session to discuss your needs and goals and to plan the search for your property.

Buyer Representation
We will discuss in detail the nature of your buyer representation choices as well as other issues and alternatives. We will also present and explain to you the representation agreement and the special services and benefits it offers.

Locating Your Property

Property Previews
Based on your own criteria and needs, we will preview targeted properties in a timely and diligent way. I will do this both on the Internet, as well as by personally viewing properties myself, in order to help you make a decision in the quickest way possible.

Home Showings
Once we fully understand your homebuyer requirements, we will focus our attention to showing you those homes on the market that are in the right location and at the right price.

Personal and Timely Response
We will return your phone call or e-mail within 24 hours or less and provide you with a weekly update on your search for a property.

The Contract Process 

Negotiation Strategy
We will prepare a negotiation strategy for the property you have selected, including a written Competitive Market Analysis and advice on the initial price and terms to offer where permitted.

Offer Presentation
We will endeavor to present your purchase offer directly to the seller in the presence of the listing associate.

Evaluating Your Austin Home 

We will provide you with personal assistance and referrals before, during and after you purchase your property to help make your move as easy and pleasant as possible. You are strongly encouraged to interview and select vendors that you are comfortable with working on your home. 

Home Evaluation
We will discuss the positive and negative features of a property that may affect its value and future resale.

Property Disclosure
We will review with you all inspection reports and other documents pertaining to the condition of the property and disclose all physical defects of the property that are known to us.

Review of Written Seller Disclosure
We will thoroughly review with you the seller’s written disclosure statement to enable you to accept or specify the remedy for each fault disclosed. Remedies for any disclosed faults should be addressed in the offer to purchase.

Residential Service Contract
We will explain to you the option of a home protection plan to reduce your risk of repair after purchasing a property.

Home Inspections
We will recommend that you obtain professional building and termite inspections and provide you with the names of reputable inspectors.

Home Inspection Remedies
We will work with you to request the seller to remedy the items you specify after your review of the building and termite inspection reports as your offer to purchase specifies.

Pre-Settlement Inspection
We accompany you on a thorough walk-through of the property (if one is provided for in the sales contract) before closing, and we will assist you in dealing with any problems discovered during the walk-through.

Financing Your Central Texas Property

Financing Pre-Approval
We will offer to arrange a pre-qualification or pre-approval appointment with a reputable lender to identify your range of affordability and to increase your negotiating strength.

Estimate of Closing Costs and Funds Required
We will review with you the preliminary estimate of closing costs and down-payment requirement anticipated in the transaction. This is typically generatd by your lender and we are happy to walk you through the document and help clarify anything in question on the estimate.

Good-Faith Estimate From Lender
You will benefit from our experience in working with financial institutions to expedite your getting a prompt good-faith estimate from a lender.

Completing the Sale and Post Sale Care

Closing the Sale
We will monitor and inform you of the progress of the purchase agreement, including the satisfaction of all contingencies and conditions during the entire transaction.

After the Sale
We will contact you immediately after the closing to follow up on remaining details or service needs.

Should Joe Cline not perform the services as stated above, you are entitled to terminate the representation agreement. Written termination must be presented by you in person to the Joe Cline. Joe is very receptive to constructive feedback and makes every effort to work within the parameters that you have for your home search process. Consider informing Joe of any unmet expectations prior to terminating our agreement. Here is a concise list of the basics of working with Joe.