Real Estate

Luxury Lifestyle By Design

Hiring the right Agent / Designer is critical 

 

Top 10 Reasons to Hire Kevin Berry 

 As Your Buyer's or Seller’s Agent TODAY!!!!


For Sellers 


1. My 2019 list to sold price was 99.5%
2. My 2019 average days on market was 29.5 days
3. Beautiful, professionally photographed photos of your home
4. FREE Professional home staging consultation
5. Realtor.com Showcase Listing with up to 22 online photos, open house dates, etc.
6. Oversized yard sign attracts attention to your home
7. 15 open house signs/online ads creates high buyer traffic on 1st weekend
8. Uses social media marketing and newest technology to promote your home everywhere online
9. Strong negotiator to get top $$$ for your home
10. Actively prospecting for buyers everyday to get your home SOLD!
and the list goes on…



For Buyers 

  

1. 15 years working with buyers 

2. 20 years in mortgage Underwriting experience – more knowledge them most agents in the industry 

3. Extensive Product knowledge of FHA and Conventional Loans 

4. Payment calculation on the spot when showing

5. Providing you FREE Home Finding applications to maximize your search for a home 

6. Strong negotiation skills.

7. When you close with I Design Interior Design. You receive 3 free hours of Interior Design consultation for your needs. 


CHECK THIS OUT !!!!! 

Call I Design Interior Design and Real Estate TODAY!!!

Call today 303-362-3050

The Home Buyers GuideBook

Additional Information

It's All About You


Our real estate business has been built around one guiding principle: It’s all about you.

 

Your needs

 

Your dreams

 

Your concerns

 

Your questions

 

Your finances

 

Your time

 

Your life

 

Our focus is on your complete satisfaction. In fact, we work to get the job done so well, you will want to tell your friends and associates about it. Maybe that’s why more than 50 percent of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals.                         


 Good service speaks for itself. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to earn your referrals too!

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Your Home Search


We love helping buyers find their dream home. That’s why we work with each client individually, taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs and wishes. This is about more than a certain number of bedrooms or a particular ZIP code. It’s about your life, and it’s important to us.

 

When you work with me, you get: Knowledgeable and professional REALTORS® Committed allies to negotiate on your behalf Th e backing of a trusted company, Coldwell Banker

 

We have the systems in place to streamline the home-buying process for you. As part of our service, we will commit to helping you with your home search by:

 

Previewing homes in advance on your behalf Personally touring homes and neighborhoods with you Keeping you informed of new homes on the market Helping you preview homes on the Web Advising you of other homes that have sold and for how much Working with you until we find the home of your dreams

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Getting Started



Basic Information

 

Name _________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________ Email _________________________________________

 

Name _________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________ Email _________________________________________

 

Who is the primary contact and what is the best time and way to reach that individual?

 

 

What is prompting your move?

 

 

When do you need to be in your new home?

 

 

Are you pre-approved for a mortgage?

 

 

What is your price range?

 

 

If we found a home today that meets all of your needs and as many of your wants as possible, would you make an offer?

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Your Lifestyle Interview



Lifestyle: 


Who will be living in the home you purchase?

 

Will anyone else be spending more than an occasional overnight stay (e.g., parents)?

 

Describe your lifestyle. What do you enjoy doing at home? Do you do a lot of entertaining? How do you spend your time in the evenings and on the weekends?

 

Does your home need to accommodate any special needs?

 

Do you have any pets?

 

Do you have anything special that needs to be accommodated such as athletic equipment, fine art, large furniture or a large collection?

 

When people come to your home, what do you want your home to say about you?

 

Is there anything we should know about your lifestyle that I have not asked?

 

Location: Tell us about your ideal location.

 

What is your maximum commute time and distance?

 

What is your work address?

 

Are schools important?

 

Is there a particular view you are seeking (e.g., skyline, lake, mountains)?

 

What else is important about your location?

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Your Home Wish List



General: 


Do you have a preference for when the house was built?

 

Do you want a house in move-in condition or are you willing to do some work on it?

 

When people come to your home, what do you want your home to say about you?

 

Do you want to have a swimming pool or hot tub?

 

Are you looking for any structures such as a greenhouse or shed?

 

Structure/Exterior: What type of home are you looking for (e.g., single-family, condo, town house, etc.)?

 

Approximately what size house are you looking for (square footage)

 

How many stories?

 

What size lot would you like?

 

What architectural styles do you prefer?

 

What type of exterior siding will you consider?

 

Do you want a porch or deck?

 

What are you looking for in terms of a garage (e.g., attached, carport, etc.)?

 

What other exterior features are important to you? 

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Your Home Wish List



House - Interior: 


What kind of style do you want the interior of your home to have (e.g., formal, casual, cozy, traditional, contemporary)?

 

What kind of floor plan do you prefer (e.g., open vs. walls between all living spaces)?

 

In general, what are your likes and dislikes for the interior of your home?

 

Bedrooms: How many bedrooms do you need? 

 

How will each of those rooms be used?

 

What are your preferences for the master bedroom?

 

Bathrooms: How many bathrooms do you need?

 

What are your needs for each of the bathrooms?

 

Kitchen: What features must your kitchen have (e.g., breakfast area, types of appliances, etc.)?

 

What finishes do you want (e.g., countertops, flooring, appliances, etc.)?

 

What are your likes and dislikes for the kitchen?

 

Dining Room: Would you like the dining room to be part of the kitchen configuration? What about the living room?

 

What size dining room table do you have?

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Your Home Wish List



Living Room/Family Room: 


Describe your likes and dislikes.

 

 

Do you want a fireplace?

 

 

What size room(s) do you have in mind?

 

 

What other rooms do you need or want?

 

 

What else should I know about the inside of the house you are looking for?

 

Summary: What are the top five things your home needs to have?

 

 

Beyond those five things, what is something else you really want to have?

 

 

If you could have something else, what would that be?

 

 

If you could have one last thing to make this your dream home, what would that be?

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The Neighborhood of Your Dreams



Please consider the following and record any notes or preferences:

 

Areas you would enjoy

 

 

Specific streets you like

 

 

School district(s) you prefer

 

 

Your work location(s)

 

 

Your favorite shops/conveniences

 

 

Recreational facilities you enjoy

 

 

Any additional items to consider when selecting your target neighborhoods

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The Home - Buying Process

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The Mortgage and Loan Process



Funding Your Home Purchase

 

1. Financial pre-qualification or pre-approval 

• Application and interview • Buyer provides pertinent documentation including verification of employment • Credit report is requested • Appraisal scheduled for current home owned, if any 

 

2. Underwriting 

• Loan package is submitted to underwriter for approval 

 

3. Loan approval 

• Parties are notified of approval • Loan documents are completed and sent to title 

 

4. Title company 

• Title exam, insurance and title survey conducted • Borrowers come in for final signatures 

 

5. Funding

 • Lender reviews the loan package • Funds are transferred by wire 

 

Why pre-qualify?

• We recommend our buyers get pre-qualified before beginning their home search. 

• Knowing exactly how much you can comfortably spend on a home reduces the potential frustration of looking at homes beyond your means.

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Making an Offer


Once you have found the property you want, we will write a purchase agreement. While much of the agreement is standard, there are a few areas that we can negotiate:

 

The Price 

What you offer on a property depends on a number of factors including its condition, length of time on the market, buyer activity, and the urgency of the seller. While some buyers want to make a low offer just to see if the seller accepts, this often isn’t a smart choice, because the seller may be insulted and decide not to negotiate at all.

 

The Move-in Date 

If you can be flexible on the possession date, the seller will be more apt to choose your offer over others.

 

Additional Property 

Often, the seller plans on leaving major appliances in the home; however, which items stay or go is often a matter of negotiation.

 

Typically, you will not be present at the offer presentation – we will present it to the listing agent and/or seller. The seller will then do one of the following:

 

• Accept the offer 

• Reject the offer 

• Counter the offer with changes

 

By far the most common is the counteroffer. In these cases, my experience and negotiating skills become powerful in representing your best interests.

 

When a counteroffer is presented, you and I will work together to review each specific area of it, making sure that we move forward with your goals in mind and ensuring that we negotiate the best possible price and terms on your behalf.

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Closing 101 


Prepare for It 

Closing day marks the end of your home-buying process and the beginning of your new life! To make sure your closing goes smoothly, you should bring the following:

 

A certified check for closing costs and down payment. Make the check payable to yourself; you will then endorse it to the title company at closing An insurance binder and paid receipt Photo IDs Social Security numbers Addresses for the past 10 years

 

Own It 

Transfer of title moves ownership of the property from the seller to you. The two events that make this happen are:

 

Delivery of the buyer’s funds     

This is the check or wire funds provided by your lender in the amount of the loan.

 

Delivery of the deed     

A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. The deed names the seller and buyer, gives a legal description of the property, and contains the notarized signatures of the seller and witnesses.

 

At the end of closing, the deed will be taken and recorded at the county clerk’s office. It will be sent to you after processing. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 


How will you tell me about the newest homes available? 

The Multiple Listing Service Website provides up-to-date information for every home on the market. I constantly check the New on Market list so I can be on the lookout for my clients. I will get you this information right away, the way that is most convenient for you: by phone and/or email.

 

Will you inform me of homes from all real estate companies or only Keller Williams Realty?

I will keep you informed of all homes. I want to help you fi nd your dream home, which means I need to stay on top of every home that’s available on the market.

 

Can you help me fi nd new construction homes?

Yes, I can work with most builders and get you the information you need to make a decision. On your first visit with the builder, I will accompany you. By using my services with a new construction home purchase, you will receive the services I offer, as well as those provided by the builder, at no additional cost.

 

How does for sale by owner (FSBO) work? 

Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes of saving the commission. If you see a FSBO and want the advantages of my services, let me contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property.

 

Can we go back through our property again once an offer is made but before possession? Usually, we can notify the seller and schedule a convenient time to visit the property again. Immediately before the closing, we will schedule a final walk-through and inspection of your new home.

 

Once my offer is accepted, what should I do? 

Celebrate and focus on moving into your new home! You will want to schedule your move, pack items and notify businesses of your address change. I will provide you with a moving checklist to help you remember all the details. I will also give you a good faith estimate and HUD statement, which will indicate the amount you will need to bring to closing.

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What’s Ahead


 Let’s look for a new home.

 

The following pages represent homes that we have selected for your review. The information we discussed about your wants, needs and desires were all taken into account when we chose these homes.

 

In some cases, our clients find their dream home on the first day. In other cases, it takes more time to find the right home. Rest assured, there is a home out there just right for you. We just have to find it.

 

To assist you in the home search journey, we have organized a list of homes showing you the following information for each:

 

Photos of the home 

The home address

The current asking price 

The square footage and property taxes 

The number of bedrooms and baths 

The age and lot size Unique features and comments

 

Once we narrow down the list of properties that are of interest, we will:

 

Provide you with more detailed information about the home Review the county tax records for tax liens, etc. Schedule a personal visit to the home Tour the home with you Determine how the asking price compares with other homes in the area Answer any and all questions you may have.

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About Me 


How am I different from other real estate agents?


Experience: 

I have 20 plus years’ experience in the business. I own and operate my own Interior Design business for the past 5 years and look forward applying my knowledge and creativity to your new home. 

 

Technology:

I am knowledgeable in many different programs from Photoshop to Engineering and beyond.

 

Expertise:

My Expertise is in Real Estate and Interior design. My business are tailored around my client’s needs and expectations. 

 

Communication:

Communications is key to a successful business. I keep my clients informed and provide knowledge through the process of buying, selling and remodeling. 

 

Clients for Life:

My clients are just not a sale or purchase nor just a design project. I feel that my client should be treated as family and I will always be there for their needs today and in the future. 

 

Personal:

I have graduated with a Master degree from one of the top ten Universities in America and I graduated at the top of my class. My passion and dedication for design is proven by my driven personality. I want to bring this passion into the class room where I taught Interior Design at the Art Institute until recently and now focused on bring my drive and passion to your home.  

 

My Commitment to You:

My Commitment to you is simple. I am an open book, please ask me anything. I will treat you with respect and provide you the best services that I possibly can. I will try to educate you on the process of buying / Selling and Designing your home. 


Sincerely, 

Kevin Berry

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