As the challenges of home ownership become increasingly complex, a good realtor is more important than ever. Buying a home involves more than just looking through pages of listings. Bentley Real Estate has been helping people buy homes in the Crawfordsville area since 2017. There is simply no substitute for our professional experience and familiarity with the local real estate market. Our agents will work for you to protect your interests and work with you to find and purchase the perfect home.
Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or you’ve have purchased several homes over the years, we work at a pace that is comfortable for you. We take the time upfront to determine your price range and the specific features you are looking for in a home. This allows us to search listings more efficiently. We will save you hours of time by sorting through listings and previewing homes, so that you see only the homes that meet your specifications.
We’ll show you all the properties that meet your criteria. We have access to a large database of inventory, including the local Multi Listing Service (MLS). We will also show you homes that are listed as For Sale By Owner. Utilizing our network of local contacts and affiliates, we occasionally become aware of unlisted properties that may be for sale, providing that extra advantage to our home buying clients.
Find the Perfect Neighborhood
We know the local neighborhoods that are popular, where houses sell quickly, which may affect the timing and terms of an offer. We assess the impact of potential zoning changes, development issues, tax increases and municipal services, all important considerations when making an investment in a home. We can provide information about school districts, businesses, and recreational opportunities, with the goal of locating you in the neighborhood that best fits the needs of you and your family.
Once you find your home, we handle the entire transaction from negotiation through closing. We will keep you informed throughout every step of the process. We explain everything carefully and stand ready to your all of your questions.
Bentley Buyer Services
Buying a new home in the Crawfordsville area is an adventure for both you and your real estate agent. There are many unique neighborhoods, homes, and features for you to choose from when searching for your perfect home. Our agents at Bentley Real Estate are prepared to assist you in the search for your dream home. You will be backed by not only your agent, but a dedicated client services team to provide guidance and answer any questions that may arise during the transaction. The services your agent will provide you with include:
Initial Home Buyer's Consultation
Discuss your goals, needs, and priorities in buying a home
Discuss your desired neighborhoods and the features you want in a home
Finding Your Dream Home
Search for properties based on your selection of desired features, location and budget
Provide access to the best real estate search sites (i.e. Multiple Listing Service)
Inform you on the general real estate procedures and market customs in the area
Contact brokers/real estate agents, and schedule appointments to view properties
Making an Offer to Purchase
Help you determine the right offer price and terms
Draft a purchase agreement
Discuss, clarify, and review all terms
Advise you on customary practices, local regulations, and contingencies
Negotiate any terms in a seller’s counter offer
Help you reach the final and best agreement
Guiding You Through the Transaction
Coordinate the delivery of the earnest money deposit into the escrow account
Recommend the best vendors for financing, home inspections, and warranties as needed
Closely monitor the escrow and title process
Verify receipt and review the Preliminary Title Report
Receive all required disclosures, reports, inspections, etc, in compliance with all local ordinances, regulations, and provisions pertaining to the purchase of the home
Review and explain any/all disclosures
Schedule the pest and physical inspections of property
Ensure timely removal of any/all contract contingencies
Schedule and attend the signing for all required closing paperwork
Verify that the homeowner’s insurance policy is effective by the proper date
Schedule the final property walk through
Arrange for keys and occupancy
Follow-up with you once you are settled into your new home
Assist with any relocation needs (e.g., utilities, school information, etc.)
Prepared to offer guidance and support beyond the transaction
Stand ready to serve you and your referrals with any future transactions