Susan Ratliff's 24-years of experience in the real estate industry provides a home buyer with a skilled professional to navigate through the process of buying a home in today's market. She has the GRI, SRES, CRS and ABR designations which require advanced courses that further her education. The most important of which for the home buyer is the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation allowing her to specialize in representing home buyers.More Less
Her strength is in searching for the perfect home in a neighborhood that will fit with the clients lifestyle. Today's home buyers usually begin their search by viewing properties on the internet, then going to an open house on a Sunday often without realizing that the listing agent is representing the seller. Once the decision is made to actually purchase a home, the first step is to select an agent to represent you as the buyer. You may want to interview several buyer's agents before deciding on the agent you have confidence can represent your best interests.
Susan will set up an appointment for you to interview her, either in her office or in your home unless you are a relocation buyer living out of the area, then the interview can take place over the telephone. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions so you will really understand the process. Susan will also want to know everything about you needs and wants to allow her to prepare an initial tour to view properties. She will refer you to a reputable lender to be pre-approved and provide you with a comprehensive home-buyer package of information.
Before you start calling listing agents to view properties, make the smart choice and find yourself the best "buyer's agent" to represent you.