Buying a Home with a Santa Cruz Real Estate Agent

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 11:01pm.

If you have never purchased a home before, you may not yet recognize how crucial it is to acquire the services of a professional Santa Cruz real estate agent. 

Buying a home will probably be the most expensive purchase you ever make.  Therefore, you undoubtedly should consider enlisting the help of a REALTOR® who has experience, extensive knowledge of the area and integrity.

Benefits of using a professional Santa Cruz real estate agent

Having your own buyer’s agent to walk you through the entire home buying process saves you a lot of time and stress, as well as money. 

You decide:

     • Size of home desired
     • Style preferred
     • Location
     • Price range

That’s easy!  With this basic information, your agent begins the hard part: searching for the perfect home for you and successfully guiding you through the purchase process.

Your agent helps with:

     • Generating a small defined list of good choices
     • Forming a realistic budget
     • Financing
     • Determining what a home is really worth
     • Making offers for you
     • Negotiating with the seller
     • Alleviating stress that’s a part of any transaction of this magnitude
     • Overseeing your home inspection
     • Renegotiating any problems found in the home inspection
     • Explaining and demystifying taxes, interest, and other particulars
     • Finalizing all the paperwork and details with the lender, seller and title company
     • Closing on the sale

All the hours your agent invests assisting you and making sure your best interests are looked after financially, legally and emotionally are well worth the real estate commission he or she receives after you finalize your purchase.  And typically, as the buyer, you don’t pay the commission.  The seller pays it!

Where to find a professional Santa Cruz real estate agent

I specialize in helping people just like you buy homes.  Let's get started!  Give me a call today at 831.662.6522 or email me at


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About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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