How The Process Works

01

SIGN UP

Sign up for my services when you know you’re likely to move, or whenever you start asking yourself questions. Send them to me, I"m happy to help! This helps me prioritize and focus my research. All potential destinations, and any information about you and your search is kept completely confidential.

Signing up, and/or joining the mailing list brings you a brief  informative message on a monthly basis. I will also provide clergy with information about the clergy housing allowance and how it might affect your real estate choices.

02

BUYING AND SELLING

If you are planning on buying a home I can refer you to a mortgage broker. They will pre-qualify you at a particular amount. Pre-qualifying gives you a realistic sense of what you can afford to pay for a house. This allows you to tie finances into your geographical decision- making process. You are not obligated to work with this broker. As soon as possible, once you have a call, you will want to obtain pre-approval which will greatly simplify the home buying process, and give you an advantage in the event of a bidding war.

If you are selling a home at your current location I can  research agents for you in that locale as well.

03

CONNECTING

When your plans are firmed up, as to destination, I will find out a little more about what you're looking for in a home, and what qualities in an agent you might be looking for. Then I provide a REALTOR name. Narrowing down your preferences regarding what you are looking for in a home, will help them hit the ground running. If they don't feel like a good match, I find you another.

04

CONSULTING

You then work with the REALTOR from your new destination. I am available to both of you, as needed.

05

REFERRAL FEE

After you close on a sale I receive a referral fee, from the agent. Not from you!

06

GIVING BACK

I then donate 10% of my fee(s) to the organization of your choice.

Postscript

FUN FACT

In case you’re wondering: Agents LOVE getting referrals. Sure they’d like to keep 100% of the commission, but successful agents spend a good proportion of their income trying to get, and build up, their business, i.e. marketing, and other forms of “lead generation.” So to have a client just drop into our laps, and not into someone else’s? Grateful!

What if I want to rent?

Can you help me?

Yes!

I am happy to find you a REALTOR who will help you locate a rental. In some states they will charge you for their services, often up to a month’s rent or more. In other states, the home owner pays their fee. In some states the agent will earn next to nothing, or nothing at all. They are working for you in hopes of building a relationship and earning your trust, so that you will turn to them for help when it comes time to buy. I am referring you to them in hopes that they will earn your trust and you will return to them when it is time to buy, at which time they will pay me my referral fee.

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