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Buying a home is exciting whether it is your first home, a vacation home or move up home. Discover the benefits of using an expert Buyer's Agent when searching for and buying real estate in Portland. Here are some helpful buyer focused articles that will help you get started.  

We look forward to hearing more about your goals.      

Mary Anne Lehouiller, Principal Broker 541-435-0000 

Eric Lehouiller, Broker  503-957-7497

 

FOR BUYERS: SO FRESH AND SO GREEN
If you’re interested in conserving energy, but your home isn’t brand new, there are ways to retrofit it and make it more green. Real estate technology is really growing and there are endless possibilities to customizing a home to make it right for you. If you have questions about how to find or make a home green, I am your agent! As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), [optional: and GREEN designee], I can help you find your dream home. I look forward to working with you!  


FOR BUYERS: BUY A HOME LIKE A PRO 
Just like how real estate agents have protocol and procedures for how they conduct business, there is a certain etiquette expected for homebuyers as well. Buying a home is an intense experience. It’s assumed that you will experience lots of emotions. Make sure that you don’t exhibit any of these faux pas when looking for a home to ensure the process goes smoothly. Do not fear – as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am here to help you through every step of the way. Please let me know if you have any questions! 
 

FOR BUYERS: PLANNING TO BUY
You can never be too prepared before deciding to buy a home. That’s why I try to find information that will help you get your home purchase off to a great start. Check out these best practices on how to start planning early. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®,) I will be your guide and resource throughout the home buying process. If you have a questions please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: BEING A SMART BUYER – IT’S ALL IN THE PREP
Take a look at these home buying tips that you might find useful during your home search. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®,) my goal is to make sure you have all the tools and information you need buy a home. I look forward to working with you! 

FOR BUYERS: I AM YOUR ADVOCATE
My goal as a real estate professional and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) is to make sure that my buyer clients are satisfied with the purchase of their new home. This article provides an overview of what you can expect when you are working with me. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: YOU AND YOUR ABR®: ESTABLISHING AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP
The foundation of a successful home purchase is an excellent relationship between you and the real estate professional who advocates for your interests—your buyer's agent. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I will do everything I can to help you find a home that meets your needs and wants. I am committed to working with you from start to finish. Here are some tips on how we can establish a great relationship and get you into your new home. I look forward to working with you! 

FOR BUYERS: BUYING GUIDE
Whether you’re buying a home in Arizona or Florida the home buying process is still the same. If you do your research and stick to your plan, you’ll end up in the home of your dreams. I found a great article that focuses on some important things to consider as you start your home search. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, my goal is to be your guide and make sure you get the home you set out to find. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOUSE
Building your dream house is a very exciting endeavor. When dreaming up plans it is recommended that you ask yourself some important questions so you do not have regrets a year into living in your brand new home. Take a look at this list I found, and let me know if you have any questions. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am committed to helping you every step of the way and have a wealth of resources available for you. I look forward to working with you! 
 
FOR BUYERS: YOUR CREDIT AND HOME BUYING
Your credit score will dictate many things for your upcoming home purchase, so I wanted to share an article I found with you. If you have any questions or need additional information please let me know. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I have many professional resources that can help you every step of the way!

FOR BUYERS: 6 HOMEBUYING TIPS
There is a lot of information out there to help first time homebuyers. While all of it may not apply to you, as a homebuyer, it’s important to know what is expected of you and what tools are out there to help you find and buy the exact home you are looking for. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am committed to helping you every step of the way!
 
FOR BUYERS: THE LENDING PROCESS
The borrowing process is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. Take a look at this article that explains how to find a lender and how best to prepare for the process. As an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), I want to make sure my buyers aren’t surprise by anything during the buying process. Take a look at this information and please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME: THE QUESTIONS TO ASK
Buying your first home is a very exciting process so make sure you ask yourself all the right questions. This first time home buyer’s guide poses some great questions that you should ask as you begin your home search. As an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), I have a wealth of information and resources that can help answer any questions you have. Don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to helping you purchase your first home!
 
FOR BUYERS: STEPS TO HOME BUYING
To make sure that your home buying experience is enjoyable and successful, it’s important to have a solid plan. I will help you examine the critical steps first-time home buyers should keep in mind throughout the buying process. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your home buying experience a successful one. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: BENEFITS OF BUYING A HOUSE AT YEAR’S END
Buying at the end of the year could be right for you. While inventory may be low, there are benefits to finding and buying a home before the New Year.  As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I can help answer any questions you have and will be with you throughout the buying process. Please let me know how I can help. I look forward to working with you!
 
FOR BUYERS: THE PROCESS OF MAKING AN OFFER
There are a few important factors to consider before putting in an offer on a home you like. I will explain the key elements that should go into an offer. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am here to help you every step of the way, including negotiating on your behalf. I look forward to working with you!

FOR BUYERS: REAL ESTATE LINGO
When you start your online home search, you may encounter some terms and acronyms that may not make sense to you.  I will clearly explain each step and every term to help you understand real estate jargon. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I have a wealth of information and am always available to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact me! 
 
FOR BUYERS: COST SAVINGS FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS
Now that you are ready to move into your new home, there are a few things you can do to reduce home spending costs. I will share helpful resources and excellent ideas to save a little money in the long run. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I want to make sure you enjoy your new home. I have a great network of professionals, so please don’t hesitate to call if you are in need of a referral.

FOR BUYERS: LEARN FROM PAST BUYERS
Don’t let all the steps in the real estate buying process catch you by surprise. I happen to come across this article that points out some of the shortcomings unprepared buyers have experienced. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), my goal is to make sure you are completely satisfied with the buying process and the purchase of your new home. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you! 
 
 

 

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