Starting Your Buying Search

Thalia Tringo & Associates help buyers by making home buying decisions easy and fun. Let us help you find the perfect home with our customized solutions where we:

  • Set up a daily email feed of new listings via Multiple Listing Service (MLS) tailored to meet client’s requirements, e.g., number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, parking, location, and budget.
  • Accompany client to view properties as needed – attend open houses or make appointments for private viewings.
  • Discuss information in public documents, such as:

City Assessor’s Database

Master Deed

Declaration of Trust

Site plans

Property files at city’s Building Department

  • Create Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine appropriate offer price.
  • Obtain financial information from Listing Agent and other pertinent information relevant to the history of the property for sale.
  • Discuss an offer strategy and options in order to increase the offer strength in a competitive market.
  • Write and send offer to Listing Agent.
  • Act as liaison with Listing Agent, especially during multiple bid situations.

Upon Acceptance of Buyer’s Offer

  • Provide a summary of dates/deadlines.
  • Deliver the deposit check to the Listing Agent.
  • Inspection – if you have inspection contingencies (home, pest, radon) as part of your offer:
    • Provide names of home inspectors.
    • Accompany you at the inspection.
    • Review the inspection report and create a punch list (if necessary) to present to the Seller.
    • If necessary, negotiate with the Listing Agent for any financial remediation or repairs needed prior to the signing of the Purchase & Sale (P&S) agreement or the closing of the property.
  • Attorney:
    • Help you identify an appropriate attorney based on what mortgage lender you will be using, location, specialty, etc.
    • Work with the attorney you choose – provide the offer information, condo docs, negotiation details (e.g. from the inspection), and review the P&S.
  • Distribute the P&S for signatures and send the signed version to all parties involved: listing agent, attorneys, mortgage lender, appraiser, etc.
  • Deliver the 2nd deposit check to the Listing Agent.
  • If purchasing a condominium, send the mortgage lender’s condo questionnaire to the Listing Agent to complete in a timely manner.
  • Act as liaison for you to all parties involved.
  • Follow-up with you and the Listing Agent regarding upcoming deadlines/items necessary for the closing.
  • Schedule a final walk through and ensure that all punch list items are completed.
  • Remind you to change utilities and tax records to your name.
  • Put you in touch with the appropriate building management personnel and/or other condo owners, if purchasing a condominium.
  • Attend the closing with you.

Once the Buyer Closes

  • Refer professional resources as needed, such as:
    • Contractors
    • Cleaners
    • Handymen
    • Mortgage lenders
    • Attorneys
    • Inspectors
  • Donate to a local charity in your honor.