Your SECRET to finding a Great Santa Clarita Home!

7 Buyer Tips and Secrets | 6 Strategies For A Better Deal Selling Your Home


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Sandy & Craig's - Priority 1 Buyer Option Details

  • We Work for You ... Not the Seller  - Realize that when you call the agent listing the property, you are talking with the SELLER'S Agent.  They have a contract with the SELLER to get the best possible outcome, price and terms for the SELLER.  You should be working with your own agent who is doing that same thing for you, not the SELLER.

  • Because we work for you, not the seller, we don't have a conflict of interest regarding which home you select.  If we learn of a better home for you, we will let you know!  Do you think the SELLER's Agent would tell you? Or the New Home Construction Agent?  Probably NOT.

  • We Are Santa Clarita Experts: We have worked exclusively in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1979.  We know the neighborhoods,  pro's and con's of each, and what to look for and what to avoid.  We make it a high priority to point out anything that may have an impact on your home selection.

  • We Help You Learn the Santa Clarita Neighborhoods -  Is one of the Master Planned Communities right for you or NOT?   Where do the Master Planned areas begin and end.  Is a Homeowners Association a good option for you?  New Construction or Resale?  What's the difference between one neighborhood or street the next?  Is there future development that might impact the enjoyment or value of your home?  Which are the better neighborhoods for you, and why?

  • Access to the Best Home Search Tools.  We provide access to the best available home search tools including IDX search services, new listing notifications, and smart phone Apps so you are constantly connected to the home search process.

  • Finding Homes Not on the Market for Sale:  In addition to traditional Multiple Listing Service offerings,  we network with other top agents and often learn about new listings before they officially go on the market.

  • New Home Construction Sales:  We make it a point to maintain close relationships with the New Home sales agents at all the Santa Clarita Area New Construction developments.  If they have a new release or a cancellation, they will often let us know before the general public.

  • Social Media Campaigns - By using social media, we can get the word out and identify home sellers long before they officially go on the market.
  • Recent Price Reductions:  Homes that were initially priced too high will eventually need to lower their asking prices.  We closely monitor for price reductions as these too are often overlooked by other Agents and buyers.

  • Insider Information:  We have great relationships with many of the Santa Clarita area Real Estate Agents.  Often they prefer to work with us as we have a reputation for smooth, trouble free transactions.  We often get inside information from these Agents resulting in our buyers' having an edge when trying to purchase a home in a multiple buyer situation. 

  • Buyer Cancellations: We closely monitor for buyer cancellations on previously sold homes.  These are often overlooked by other agents and buyers.

  • Discount Realty Companies: 'Discount' and 'Do It Yourself' real estate companies often DO NOT place their homes on the Multiple Listing Service, placing their sellers at a disadvantage.  Therefore these homes get overlooked and can sell for a lower price.  We find these properties and also represent you with the purchase.

  • For Sale by Owners:  Homes where the seller does not have an agent can sometimes be a good opportunity for a buyer.  We monitor the current Santa Clarita area FSBO's (for sale by owner's) and if there is a FSBO that may be a good fit for you, we'll make arrangements to show you the home and negotiate the purchase should you want to buy it.  

  • Help You Get the Best Possible Price & Terms: We will research area sales history as well as the seller's priorities and any other information available so we can help negotiate for you the best possible price and terms.

  • Smartphone App:  New - You can easily search for homes based on your criteria.  When you see a for sale sign, easily look it up to see all the details including pictures.  If your phone has GPS, it finds the house automatically and any others nearby.  It can also immediately connect to us should you be interested in any property.  We can then quickly get the true status of the home and arrange a showing for you.

How do we do all this?

  • The Team Approach:  Most other Real Estate Agents work on their own, and alone.  This leads to mistakes, missed opportunities or worse.  There is just too much at stake to leave everything up to one single Real Estate Agent.

    Each of our team members specialize in a particular stage of the home buying and selling process. we make sure everything works out smoothly while avoiding unpleasant surprises that could cost you time and/or money. All coordinated by your Team Leader.

  • Your Buyer Team Leader:  You get to work with the expert.  Before we do anything, your Buyer Team Leader meets with you personally.  Explains the whole process so there are no surprises.   Discusses the big picture and your plans, answers your questions, helps guide you to the best financing options, coordinates the timing of the sale your existing home and together with you, formulates a step by step approach that will definitely get you into your next home with success and a great outcome.   

  • Your Personal Buyer Support Agent:  It's kind of like your personal home finding concierge.  Your Buyer Support Agent will coordinate with you and your Team Leader to understand your criteria, priorities and tastes, and constantly scours the Santa Clarita Valley for potential homes.  Your buyer Support Agent will personally arrange to show you those homes and can expedites the offer process.  Your Buyer Support Agent has no other duties on our team other than finding you the right home. 

  • Your Seller Team Leader:  If like many buyers, you 1st need to sell, our Seller Specialist will help you get the best possible outcome, with the least hassle, and meeting your timeframe coordinating with your purchase.  Learn more by viewing our Seller's Marketing Advantage details.

  • Protecting Your Interests:   As your agents, we formally represent you and have a Fiduciary duty to look out for your best interests. 

  • Practice Purchase Paperwork:  Do you like to read every line before you move ahead?  We provide you practice purchase paperwork before you actually find a home so you are familiar and comfortable with the contracts, forms and paperwork involved in your home purchase. 

  • Help You Get Prepared:  We will make sure you have everything you need in order to make a confident purchase decision and move quickly.  Market and neighborhood familiarization, sample purchase documents, loan pre-approval, and much more.

  • High Impact Offer Presentations:  Presentation counts, not unlike a job application or interview.  We make sure your offer is presented to the seller and the seller's Agent in a manner to help you stand out as the buyer the seller wants for their home.   Very important in multiple buyer situations.

  • Highly Successful Negotiation Strategies:  There are better ways to negotiate your home purchase.  This is where our experience is particularly valuable.  Each offer situation is unique and we will review strategies with you on how to proceed with your offer resulting in the best possible results.

  • Property Inspections:  Once we have found you a home and successfully opened escrow, we coordinate all the home inspections, as well as obtain the Natural Hazards information on your property to make sure you don't move forward with a problem property.

How Does it Work?    Does It Cost Anything?  - FAQ

  • What Is Buyer Agency?  This is when the Real Estate Agent and Buyer enter into a formal agreement.  The Agent accepts additional responsibilities, duties and obligations for the benefit of the buyer and the buyer agrees to work exclusively with that agent for a set agreed upon period of time.

    Traditionally only sellers have similar 'Seller's Agency' representation and protection.  While Buyer Agency Representation has been available, few agents will make it available to their buyers clients.

  • Does It Cost Anything?  In most cases the seller pays all the Buyer Agency cost.  There are exceptions which can be to a buyers advantage and we will discuss all your options before you decide what is best for you.  

  • What's The Catch?  In exchange for providing the 'Priority 1' Buyer Agency services, you agree to work exclusively with the Sandy & Craig team as your Agents for a set timeframe.  We usually suggest 60 days.  If a successful home purchase escrow has not begun within that timeframe, we all re-evaluate and either extend the Agency timeframe or not.

  •  Do You Work with All Price Range Buyers?  Real Estate prices in the Santa Clarita area range from about $200,000 up to 2 Million +.  We welcome buyers for all Santa Clarita price Ranges.

  • 1st Time Buyers Welcome:  If you are a 1st time buyer, your most important home may very well be your 1st home.  We will make sure you get off to a good start.

Ok, How do You get Started?  -  It's Easy!

Schedule a Free Priority 1 Buyer Consultation ? - Click Here 

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Call our Priority 1 Buyer Hotline (661) 641-4637