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Don’t Make these Costly Mistakes

Buying a home can be tricky, but let’s avoid some costly mistakes! First, get pre-approved for a mortgage to prevent wasted time and disappointment. Second, research the neighborhood for factors like safety and amenities. Third, don’t get too caught up in looks, layout and functionality matter too. And always get a home inspection to avoid surprises later. Finally, consider resale potential. Let me be your real estate superhero and help you make a smart investment in your new home!

Failing to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Many home buyers make the mistake of not first getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This can lead to disappointment and wasted time if they fall in love with a home that is out of their price range. As your real estate agent, I can connect you with reputable lenders who can pre-approve you for a mortgage and help you determine your budget before you begin your home search.

Failure to Research the Neighborhood

Another mistake that home buyers make is failing to research the neighborhood before making an offer on a home. It is critical to consider factors such as safety, schools, and proximity to amenities such as grocery stores and restaurants. As your real estate agent, I can provide you with valuable insights and information about the neighborhoods you’re considering, as well as assist you in finding the ideal fit for your needs and lifestyle.

Putting Too Much Emphasis on Aesthetics

While it’s important to love the look and feel of your new home, focusing too much on aesthetics can be a mistake. Home buyers may overlook important factors such as the layout, functionality, and potential resale value of the home. As your real estate agent, I can assist you in taking a more objective approach to your home search and identifying properties that meet both your practical needs and your aesthetic preferences.

Ignoring the Home Inspection

Some home buyers make the mistake of skipping the home inspection to save time or money. However, if there are hidden issues with the home that are discovered after the sale, this can be a costly mistake. As your real estate agent, I can put you in touch with reputable home inspectors who will thoroughly inspect the property and provide you with peace of mind.

Ignoring the Resale Potential

Finally, when making a purchase decision, home buyers may overlook the resale potential of a property. While it is impossible to predict the future, it is important to consider factors such as the home’s location, size, and condition when evaluating its resale potential. As your real estate agent, I can provide you with valuable insights into the local housing market and assist you in making a more informed decision about the long-term potential of your investment.

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Gain access info on neighborhoods, schools, and property values to guide your home buying journey with ease.

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Access to Properties

As a true matchmaker for home buyers I have access to hidden off-market properties and properties that fit your exact needs and preferences.

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Negotiation Skills

As a real estate superhero I’ll use my superpowers to negotiate the best price and terms for your new home, saving you time, money, and headaches.

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Paperwork and Legal Assistance

I guide you through the paperwork and legal jargon, ensuring everything is done correctly and legally to avoid costly mistakes down the road.

My Name is Rod Lowery

I love real estate and freedom


  • Keeping It Real: Honesty and integrity matter most to me.
  • All About You: My clients are my top priority. 
  • Know-It-All: I’m always learning and improving to give you the best service.
  • Walk a Mile: I put myself in your shoes and understand how you feel.
  • Never Give Up: I’m persistent and committed to getting the best results.
  • Think Outside the Box: I’m open to new ideas and technologies to make your real estate experience better.
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Why Choose Me?

As a stickler for detail, I’ll make certain that everything is in order and that nothing is overlooked. In addition, I’ll tailor a strategy to your specific needs and goals, always keeping your best interests in mind. Choosing the right agent is critical when you’re looking for a new home, and I’m confident that I can help you achieve your real estate goals. So consider inviting me on your next house hunting adventure!

I'm the Ultimate House Hunter

I’ll scour the market, sneak into open houses and even spy on houses under construction just to find the perfect home for my clients. I’ll make sure it’s in the right location, within budget and has all the bells and whistles they desire.

Negotiation Skills

With top-notch negotiation skills, I’ll use my expertise in the real estate market to guide you through the process and ensure you get the best price and terms for your dream home. 

Network of Contacts

I can connect home buyers with reputable professionals like lenders and home inspectors using my extensive network in the real estate industry. This helps my clients receive valuable resources and guidance, resulting in a smooth and successful home buying experience.

Stress-Free Experience

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful and emotional process, but with me on your side, you can rest assured that all the details will be handled for you. I’ll make sure the experience is as stress-free as possible for you.

What else will you get?

Extensive Market Research

I will conduct extensive market research to assist you in making informed decisions and ensuring that you get the best value for your money.

Negotiation Skills

Using my superior negotiating skills, I will work hard to secure the best price and terms for your dream home.

Professional Network

I have a large network of contacts in the real estate industry, including lenders, home inspectors, and other professionals who can provide you with valuable resources and guidance.

Home Inspections

I will arrange for professional home inspections to identify any potential issues with the property and ensure that you make an informed decision.

Contract Management

I will handle all contract management and paperwork, ensuring that everything is in order and nothing is overlooked.

Closing Coordination

I will collaborate closely with all parties involved to ensure a smooth and successful closing process.

Post-Closing Support

Even after the closing, I will continue to provide you with support and guidance as you settle into your new home.

Community Information

I can provide you with valuable information about the community, such as schools, local amenities, and other factors that may impact your quality of life.

Investment Strategy

If you are looking for an investment property, I can provide you with a strategic market analysis to help you make the most informed decision.

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I understand that buying a home can be a complicated process, and you may have a lot of questions along the way. That’s why I’ve compiled this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate the process. I hope you find the answers to your questions, but if not, please do not hesitate to contact me directly for further assistance. My goal is to make your home buying experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Q: How much should I set aside for a down payment on a house?
A: The recommended down payment is usually 20% of the purchase price, but there are some options for lower down payments.
Q: What is a mortgage pre-approval?
A pre-approval is a lender’s conditional commitment to lend you money based on your credit score, income, and other financial information.
Q: What are closing costs, and how much should I budget for them?
A: Closing costs are fees associated with the purchase of a home, such as title insurance, attorney fees, and appraisal costs. Closing costs should be around 2-5% of the home’s purchase price.
Q: What is the distinction between a fixed-rate and an adjustable-rate mortgage?
A fixed-rate mortgage has a fixed interest rate that does not change, whereas an adjustable-rate mortgage has an interest rate that can change depending on market conditions.
Q: What is an appraisal, and how is it different from a home inspection?
A: A home appraisal is an assessment of the home’s value, whereas a home inspection is an examination of the home’s physical condition.
Q: How can I tell if a neighborhood is safe?
A: You can look into crime statistics, talk to local law enforcement, and ask residents about their experiences.
Q: How do I make an offer on a house?
A: Your agent can assist you in making an offer on a house by submitting a written offer to the seller’s agent that includes your desired purchase price and any contingencies.
Q: What is a contingency?
A: A contingency is a condition that must be met before the sale of a home can be completed, such as the buyer obtaining financing or the home passing an inspection.
Q: What happens after an offer is accepted?

A: After an offer is accepted, the next step is to schedule and complete any inspections and appraisals. Then we’ll get the necessary paperwork and disclosures in order and start the closing process.

Q: How will you assist me in navigating the closing process?

A: I’ll make sure all necessary paperwork is completed and submitted on time, and I’ll coordinate with all parties involved to ensure a smooth and successful closing. I’ll also be there to answer any questions you may have and provide any necessary support or assistance.

Q: How long does it take to close on a house?
A: The closing process typically takes 30-45 days, but this can vary depending on the complexity of the transaction.
Q: How can one ensure that the closing process goes smoothly?

A: Closing documents will be carefully reviewed and explained to ensure that the buyer and seller understand the terms and conditions. Coordination will be done with all parties involved in the deal, such as the lender, the title company, and the lawyers, to make sure that the signing and money transfer go smoothly. All final paperwork, including the transfer of ownership, will be handled. The closing process will be facilitated to ensure that all necessary parties are present, paperwork is signed, and funds are disbursed correctly.

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