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The ROOST Home Buying Jedi Master Scorecard

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When completing the scorecard, all fields must be filled in correctly. Once you've completed the scorecard, an email with your completed scorecard will be sent to you.

In order to begin, the following issues need to be addressed:

Mindset 1: Why Now Is The Time To Buy

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You believe that prices are low and there are deals to be had. If you don't buy now you will be left behind.
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You are concerned that your rent payments are going up year after year and you are getting less and less from your landlord.
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Prices are good and interest rates are low. You want to own your own home to avoid paying rent and start building equity.
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You feel secure in your future. You are saving for a downpayment and you have income to cover a monthly payment and maintain a new home.
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Mindset 2: The Monthly Payment

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You have really not thought about how much you can afford each month. You have no idea if you can even buy a home.
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You hope you can find a home that is a step or two up from where you are now with a payment at or near what your current payment is.
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You know how much money you can spend on a new home because you have been pre-qualified for a mortgage from a reputable lender.
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You refuse to take on a payment you are not comfortable with regardless of what the bank thinks you can afford.
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Mindset 3: Working With a Realtor

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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Realtors are only out to make a buck. You are not interested in making a 'Million Dollar Producer' any wealthier.
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You are a first time or move up buyer with many questions. You know you need professional advice but do not know where to turn.
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You feel the only reason you need a Realtor is to get your offer presented to a seller. You have all the tools online you need to buy.
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You enjoy a collaborative relationship with your Realtor. They have your best interests at heart and you appreciate the value they bring.
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Mindset 4: Choosing a Lender

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You are intimidated by banks. You do not want to be taken advantage of and that is holding you back from applying for a mortgage.
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You were approved online with an internet lender only to find at the last minute they would not make the loan. You need experienced help.
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You want to work with the lender that has the lowest interest rate in town.
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You have been referred to a lender with a great reputation who will help you qualify for the perfect loan for your unique situation.
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Mindset 5: The Home Search

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You have your perfect dream house in mind. If you can't find it you are really not interested in making a move.
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Your goal is to find your 'Forever Home' and never have to move again.
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Your goal is a once in a lifetime deal on a home you will enjoy for years to come.
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Balancing the perfect home with price, and neighborhood may involve some compromises and a process of elimination.
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Mindset 6: Making an Offer

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You feel home sellers are greedy and you refuse to pay full price for any property.
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You are worried about losing out on a home because there are more buyers than sellers right now.
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Even if a house is priced right you want to try to make an even better deal by starting out with a lower offer. That is good negotiating.
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You and your agent have studied recent sales in the neighborhood and you know the maximum you are willing to pay for the home you like.
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Mindset 7: Selling Your Home

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You see no problem listing your house with someone other than your Buyer's Agent. They are separate transactions after all.
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You are stuck because you do not know exactly how much money you would walk away with after the sale of your current home.
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You are more worried about finding a new home than maximizing the proceeds from your current home.
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Your agent specializes in the complex negotiations that go into selling and paying off a mortgage on one home and closing on the next.
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Mindset 8: The After-Sale Connection

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You are not looking to make friends with your Realtor. You want to get the deal done and closed.
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If you had an agent you trusted you would be happy to refer them to friends, family and co-workers.
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Your agent did a fine job and you have no problem passing on your agent's information if asked.
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Your appreciate the relationship you have with your Realtor and the after sale service they provide. You love referring him/her.
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