The process of buying and selling real estate in the United States differs drastically from real estate transactions in many other countries, and even between one US state to another.
Based on 28 years as a real estate market participant, Tobias Kaiser has written a short introductory guide "Buying and Selling Florida Real Estate". Based on laws and customs in the State of Florida, transactions in other states will differ, but the brochure affords non-professionals a general overview on the key transactional elements and sequence of a purchase or sale in the US.
Property types: Residential, Commercial, Business Opportunities
The sequence of a typical US real estate acquisition or sale
Agents, Brokers, Realtors®: how to select a real estate agent, what service to expect, how one Realtor® can introduce you to every available property
Representing your interests: what to watch out for if you want an agent on your side
From offer to contract: writing an offer, where do down payments go, legal forms of taking title
Foreclosures, Short Sales and Auctions: chances and risks
Financing: how to choose a lender
Due Diligence: building- and other inspections
Immigration: which purchases may qualify a buyer for a visa or permanent residency
Taxes: benefits of advanced tax planning
Closings: what can you do to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership
Using a broker or not: are there advantages of working with a Realtor? Better work with one agent or many?
If you would like to receive the newest version of the Guide as a PDF in English or German, please contact Tobias; he will gladly send it to you.
NOT INTERESTED IN THE BROCHURE?
In case you don't feel like reading the free 20-page informational guide, but would like to increase your chances of a successful transaction, do follow these rules:
If you expect results, be loyal. Work with only one broker at a time and don't shop around if you expect to be treaded with respect and have an insider got to bat for you.
Put your cards on the table: define what you want, what your preferences are, and what you expect as the ideal result.
Never contact a seller or his broker on your own if you work with a Buyer's Broker.
Utilize professional advisors such as attorneys or tax advisors for all major questions.
Please remember: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do".
If you would like to learn about buying and selling Florida (and US) real estate in greater detail, please click here to request your free unabbreviated copy of the guide.
Any questions you may have that this website or the brochure can't cover or answer are welcome – Tobias Kaiser will gladly answer them in a no-obligation consultation by email, phone, video call or when possible in a personal meeting in the US or in Europe.