Hudson Valley is one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country and buying a home here could be the biggest and most complex financial transaction you will make in your life. As Your Realtors® and trusted real estate professionals we will be your strong advocates who will help you to navigate the process and provide emotional support that you need throughout the journey of finding and acquiring a home. We are not just experts in the local Hudson Valley real estate market, but also experienced real estate investors with a strategic approach and technological advantage, and we are ready to guide you through all the practical details and potential obstacles that may occur during the purchase process.
10 Best Reasons to Buy your Hudson Valley Home with us
NAR Code of Ethics
Real Estate negotiations are extremely complicated and include many sides with often contradicting agendas acting solely in their own interest. As Realtors® and members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) we abide by the code of ethics which means that we deal with all parties of a transaction honestly. Under the code, we are obligated to put your interests ahead of our own. We are also required to make full disclosure about the problems with a property/transaction that we are aware of and be truthful in marketing and advertising.
An Expert Offer Price Advice
With years of buying/selling and real estate investment experience in the Hudson Valley market, we know a great deal of the neighborhood, current supply/demand situation and if a property can hold its value. While anyone can make a few clicks on Zillow to pull information on sales of comparable properties, we have the experience to know whether a specific house is overpriced or underpriced and will tell you if your offer is too high. At the same time, given the current inventory shortage, you wouldn't want to offer too little and diminish your chances to win a bidding war. We do the research on our end and we won't even waste your time touring houses that wouldn't work for you. Not only can Alexander Maxwell Realty provide all the data on local home sales that you want to see, but we can also bring assets to the deal that come from years of watching waves of transactions in the Greater Hudson Valley Region.
Negotiating Repairs and Requesting Price Adjustments
More than 80% of houses bought and sold are previously owned, which means that virtually all properties will require some sort of repairs and renovations. From our experience, we know that negotiating repairs is one of the touchiest parts of the transaction for both sellers and buyers. We will recommend a good independent home inspector who will provide a detailed report on problems with the house. These reports can be dozens of pages long and may include issues that will require a price adjustment in order to save the deal. As realtors and experienced investors who were on the buyers' side more than a dozen times, we will have a good sense of what's reasonable to request and what's excessive, so that you can achieve your main goal: acquire a property that you really want at a reasonable price.
Finding Properties that are Actually Available
This is an important one! How many times have you called a random agent from Zillow or Trulia about a property you fell in love with, just to find out that there is an accepted offer with 24 backup offers on it? That's right, in this day and age, properties could be less than a day on the market and have multiple offers in place. Most homes for sale are widely available for buyers to access on real estate marketing platforms like Zillow, but only licensed real estate agents can access the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that has accurate information on most properties in the Hudson Valley. In some cases, sellers don't want the fact that they're selling to be widely publicized. In those cases, only the real estate agents know the houses are truly for sale.
An array of Forms and Paperwork
A transaction that is the size of a house will generate just as much paperwork. And even though we live in the digital age, not everything can be digitized for one reason or another and because there are dozens of individuals involved in just one transaction, the flow of documents is enormous and often complicated. As your advocates, we will stay on top of the process and make sure that the "paper pushing" wheels are turning smoothly and everyone involved does their job accurately and timely.
Your Definition of a Dream Home is Unique
That's right, there are as many Dream Home definitions as the number of people searching for them. Real Estate marketing platforms dilute property-specific information to a set of standard characteristics that are often not even close to what you are looking for. This is where we can help to dig in deeper and use our resources to look for the features that don't show as well on the Internet. If you are looking for a Hudson Valley home with a pool that is not too deep, or an attached mother-in-law suite that is not too big, we will more likely to find the information you wouldn't have access to otherwise.
Emotional Buffer and Expert Negotiation on Your Behalf
Anything related to our Homes would be a highly emotional topic, and especially at the moment of enormous pressure and responsibility that we feel when purchasing a new Home. In most cases, sellers and buyers never meet in person, but decisions that they make could feel highly personal on both sides. We remember buying our first home years ago and we know how much of an emotional rollercoaster it is. The real estate market is a tough market and keeping your cool during a negotiation is crucial. As your agents, we will write any requests objectively and forward them to the seller which saves you the trouble of getting overly emotional about the deal, hence you'll get a better chance to succeed.
Local Zoning Ordinances
Let's say you live in Manhattan and thinking to get an inexpensive lot with a great view so that you could build a cute tiny house or even better make it on wheels, so you can move it from one corner of the lot to another. Well, just because there is an empty lot, it doesn't mean you can do anything with it. Zoning Codes regulate what type of buildings, where and for what purpose could be built in the area, all according to a larger community development plans. Additions, changing a layout or purpose of a structure, or even color of siding you want, could also be regulated. Dino and Max have purchased and renovated properties all around the Hudson Valley and have extensive knowledge of local zoning ordinances.
Getting You to a Successful Closing
Buying Real Estate is a long journey and it could take many months before you are cleared to close. During these months we will be working diligently and facilitate the process between you, your legal team, sellers and their legal team, title company, insurance companies, financial institutions, and many other experts involved.