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The Buying Process


Reaching Out

So you are thinking about buying a home near Disney and you landed on this website.

Realtors Jane & Alan LaFrance have been sitting in front of their computers for hours punching each other in the arm waiting for someone like you to reach out to them for help.

If you like the Bold get the seller in the headlock to submission kind of approach than email Jane at Jane@MickeyHomes.com or call her directly at 407-436-2130

If you like the Soft shucks kind of approach who stands quietly in the back ground while you take everything in than email Alan at Al@MickeyHomes.com or call him directly at 407-492-7254

First Step

You've reached out, you have a price point, you may already know of the area or even the subdivision you want to buy in and conveyed it to Jane or Alan. They have sent you a bunch of properties to look over based on what you told them, this is the time to think of what you want. Maybe your price point allows you a bigger home than you thought, a home closer to Disney than you thought you could afford so simply have Jane or Alan change the criteria to look at other choices.

What is important to you?

Maybe you have a bad knee so a ground floor master suite is important to you.

Maybe eating out is important so you may want a home close to the restaurants.

Maybe you like new, there are a lot of new communities being built.

Maybe you are a sun worshipper, South and West facing pools get the most sun.

Maybe it's about price and you wouldn't mind driving 20- 30 minutes to Disney for a lesser price.

Just let Jane or Alan know what is important to you.

You've narrowed down the properties and you arrive next week.

Look at your upcoming schedule while in Orlando and pick a Day or 2 to go around looking at what you chose.

Be aware because many of the homes you chose in the vacation rental district there is a chance vacationers may be occupying them when you are here to look and we as Realtors can-not bother guests. So make a good list knowing you maybe able to see 90% of the homes on that list. Jane and Alan are very good about making sure you see a home with the same floor plan in the same neighborhood if they can-not show you one that is occupied. If you are only looking into a few neighborhoods in the same area seeing 12 - 14 homes is a breeze in around 3 hours. If you are not sure of what area you want to be in seeing 12 -14 homes is a Day's work for for you than Jane & Alan because you're doing all of the thinking.

Jane or Alan are happy to pick you up at your Hotel or Rental

Let them do the driving, this way you get to pick their brains between showings. If you prefer to drive and follow it is no problem, it will give you and the family some precious time together to pick on Alan's skinny legs in the privacy of your own car if you chose him.

You found the right home for you. 

It's time to make the offer, Jane and Alan like to educate their buyers meaning when you find the right one they prefer to send you what has sold in that neighborhood recently, what is for sale in that neighborhood to see if the seller's asking price is in line or high.

The offer

All offers are in writing, they are done on a Florida State FAR/BAR contract and there are 2 types more commonly used, a regular contract and an AS IS contract. Since the crash most listing agents request an AS IS contract, you as a buyer are protected on both but an AS IS in simple terms means the seller isn't going to fix little items found on an inspection. Yes if it's an expensive structural or functional item that needs to be fixed or replaced found on your inspection/ survey report the seller would be foolish not to fix it for you because if you walk away ( which you can ) the same flaw will be found by the next buyer's inspection/ survey report.

 


The seller agreed to your offer!


Time tables are now in play

This is when Jane and Alan shine above the rest, they know how to communicate, they take you 1 step at a time making sure you do what you need to do within the time tables written into the agreement and more importantly make sure the knuckelhead Realtor representing the seller on the other side of the contract does what they are supposed to be doing so we have a smooth transaction with no surprises ( Maybe knucklehead is harsh but to be determined).

1st) You will have 3 Days to send over the refundable escrow/ good faith deposit ( usually $5k ) to the title agency who in Florida the seller or more than likely the knucklehead seller's agent will pick. Title agencies work for both parties, they do the payoffs, transfer of title, deeds etc. like a lawyer/ solicitor does buy they do not advise or disclose information from 1 side to the other. Title agencies follow the rule of the contract,, what we've written and what was agreed between buyers and sellers.

2nd) We will have on average 15 Days to have an inspection/ survey performed ( not a problem they can set it up) the inspector will need to be paid before the inspection, it ranges from $300 -400 depending on the size of the home.

3rd) If you're financed, a contract will be sent to your lender so they can set up an appraisal, the lender will want a termite inspection done ( another $100 more ), if you are a foreign national being financed it will take around 45 -60 Days to close/ take ownership. If you are American around 30 -35 Days. Financed buyers contracts are subject to actually obtaining finance and inspection/ survey approval. If you are a cash buyer you could close as early as 10 Days, inspections/ surveys can be done within 5 Days with your approval. Cash buyers contracts are subject to inspection/ survey approval.

4th) The inspections/ surveys came out acceptable, the finance is all set and you are 1 week from taking ownership. This is the time Jane or Alan has sent you the utility company information to set up utilities in advance, if the home is a vacation rental Jane or Alan has already sent you a or some property managers to interview and have set up. If there are owner bookings going to you the new owner an arrangement has been made to transfer information and monies agreed upon during negotiaions.

5th) The Day before closing/ taking ownership, if you will not be here at closing which is common, Jane or Alan will do the final walk through of the home for you to be sure if it's a new home the builder finished everything the way it was agreed, the cabinets are the right color, the flooring is correct to the contract etc... If it is a re-sale home and was being sold fully furnished they will make sure everything is there the way you saw it and if not in either case new or used we can stop the closing until the builder or re-seller makes it right or walk away with no penalty.

Closing / Taking Ownership

If Thank you gifts are a big deal to you at closing than you should go with Jane, Alan is known to buy Fruitcake in bulk and swears they will last a year before going bad.


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Jane & Alan LaFrance Realtors Near Disney World


2017 is a Great Time to Buy!


Buying a Home near Disney WorldFrom Jane and Alan

If you want to be pushed,

sold to and taken to only properties

that pays us the biggest commissions

 we can do that but we would rather

not. Some in our industry do that but it

looks stressful to us, we would rather

listen to what you want, show you

homes that meet your price range and

criteria because we like what we do. 

We work for ourselves, we don't have a quota and when you're with us we want the

Day to be fun not stressful.

As our buyer we look forward sharing our 23 Years combined experience selling

real estate in Orlando with you to find the perfect home.

As licensed Realtors we have the Realtor's MLS database at our finger tips to find

any home at any price range anywhere in Florida. As your buyer's agent we work

for you not the seller.

You have personal wants or needs and it is our job to listen to you so we can show

you only what you want to see.

Maybe you are from another Country looking to buy a 2nd home near Disney World?

In that case you are not only here looking for a home you want to spend some

precious vacation time with your family so we'll suggest for you to pick 1 or 2

Days to look at homes. Again we listen well, act efficiently and depending on

your stamina can show you 4 -14 homes that meets youre criteria in 1 Day.

We love getting out of our office to show homes and you'll see that when you meet us.

Maybe you are moving your family here, Dr. Phillips, Hunter's Creek, Windermere

and Celebration are great communities with "A" school systems and still close to

Disney and the attractions.

Maybe you are an investor looking to put your money in Real Estate to get a good

return, 2016 is a great time to invest in Orlando. The airport is expanding, the

theme parks are thriving breaking income records and positive growth is going

on all over the Central Florida area.

Maybe you are looking for a 2nd home near Disney to rent to vacationers so it 

pays for itself when you are not using it? We know the ins and outs of short term

rental in the area.

Maybe you want a brand new home in a brand new resort closest to Disney,

there are 20+ of new resorts being built and it's in the early phases so prices

are great.

Maybe you have the financial stability to own a 2nd home next to a movie star

 or an active or retired professional athelete? We would suggest taking you to

see the beautiful Isleworth Estates or Lake Nona Estates. Orlando is the East

Coast's Hollywood in these 2 communities, prices are still low starting in the

low $1. Mil up to $12 Mil Estates just minutes away from the attractions.

Maybe you are retiring and want Orlando because so much is going on all

of the time, we have many 55+ active communities to show you.

You will get professional guidance and advice from us.

We'll assist you in finding Mortgage Brokers or Direct Lenders to talk with i

f you need one.

We educate you on the process of Buying / working with builders for your

New Home.

We make sure that you are fully comfortable with any decisions you need

to make - Before you commit.

We will advise you on the market values in the neighborhood of choice so

we can negotiate confidently any offers you make on a Home.

We make sure before we start to negotiate that the property you are

interested in will meet the appraisal requirements if you are in need of a

mortgage.

We assist you with setting up an inspection and if needed bring in additional

licensed professionals.

We represent you as your Agent - Before, During and After the Closing.

Tell us what you are looking for, we listen!

We look forward finding you the home of your dreams.

Kind Regards,
Jane and Alan


 

 

 

 


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