What I Do
- I am your Exclusive Buyers Agent working with home buyers in DC MD and Virginia as a part of the HomeBuyer Brokerage team.
- I never take a listing, have no inventory to sell, therefore no incentive to sell you anything but what you are looking for. All of my time is dedicated to protecting your interests throughout the home buying process.
- Since I never take a Listing, I have no Inventory to sell, I am focused on You finding your next home.
- I work 100% of my time for you, my Buyers Client, to help protect your interests throughout the buying process.
Put Me To Work...
CALL ME AT 301-502-6337 TO TOUR YOUR NEW HOME TODAY.
My Clients Say it Best!
Karen and Mark
“Working with Lynn Spiegel to purchase our home made an otherwise stressful process smooth and seamless. Lynn was patient and highly knowledgeable about Maryland real estate, and extremely flexible and accommodating in scheduling viewings. Lynn listened to our needs and wants and presented us with sound advice regarding communities and homes that would best meet our needs. Lynn helped us navigate complicated contracts, disclosures, and lender documents, all the while always having our best interests in mind. Lynn helped set realistic expectations and guided us every step of the way. Lynn was always professional and responded quickly whether by email, text, or phone. Lynn put no pressure on us during our search process, and was unfazed by several course-changes in what we were looking for that required us to “go back to the drawing board”. We highly, and without reservation, recommend working with Lynn to help purchase a home.”
Owen and Rebecca
“Lynn Spiegel fought hard to get everything we wanted done in the bid contract. Always felt comfortable, never doubted her efforts to get me in the home I have today. Give her what you want, and she does the best she can to find it.”
Melissa and Chris
“My husband and I recently closed on our first home with Lynn Spiegel as our agent. From start to finish Lynn was attentive, responsive, thorough and personable. Lynn was readily accessible for all our questions and really had our best interests covered. Everything from location, price, negotiating, contigencies, inspectors, insurance….you name it she knew it all and had referrals she personally used on hand. We can’t imagine what this process could have been without her. Lynn’s dedication to her clients is unimaginable in the best way possible. We couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Definetly recommend. Thank you Lynn! “
What is the Process?
Every home purchase has a logical flow or process, whether it's your first home, an upgrade, or a downsizing.
Set a Budget
Your budget is a starting point; only you know what you are willing and capable of spending. Now, I can help you understand how changing mortgage rates might impact your budget and what you can afford. Still, you have to set a starting point.
Select an area or school zone
You may already have a neighborhood, area, or city in mind; that's great. If you are new to the area or looking for something new, I can help you here. Once you tell me what is important to you, what things are non-negotiable, and what things are nice-to-haves, I can help you narrow down specific areas to search. There are so many factors here, safety, quality of life, convenience, whether the area is "trending up" or "trending down", market factors, and the list goes on and on. Put your mind at ease - I know the DMV, what's hot and what's not. You'll always get my honest assessment of where you should look, given your wants and needs
Agree on your “must-haves”
Some factors are non-negotiable, and some are nice-to-haves. If it's just you looking, my job is easier. If there are two or more of you in this search, you have to agree. Otherwise, we're both spinning our wheels.
Here's Where I Really Come In...
Now it's time for me to go to work assisting you with your search, helping to separate the wheat from the chaff, and more or less acting as your "coach" throughout the next phase of the process.
Begin your search
Now that we have an area or several areas in mind - we can begin looking to see what is out there and available. You've probably already been searching on Zillowtm or theHomeBuyer Brokerage website. I can help - I have access to tools and resources available only to agents and realtors. I also have a network of agents, brokers, builders, remodelers, and others who know what's happening around the DMV - stuff that's not on Zillowtm.
Write an offer
This is where my expertise and, more importantly, my experience comes into play. Over my career, I've written literally hundreds of offers. An offer strategy depends on many factors, including your budget, the current market conditions, the neighborhood or area, the "mood" of the seller - and - the "mo" of the seller's agent.
Negotiate the contract
Like so many things in this process, negotiation is part art, part science, and 100% about knowledge and experience - and I have both.
Manage the contract to close process
Once you have a contract, the journey is nearing completion - but the last mile can be the most gut-wrenching. Once again, knowledge and experience are critical, and once again - I have both ;-).
That's it, you made it!
Let's Go To Work!
I'm here, ready to jump in and help you think about, plan and conduct your search. I'll provide you with guidance throughout the entire process, putting my years of experience and knowledge of the DMV to work for you.