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From: Frances Bocksch, P.A.

Re: Your guide to buying a home


In my experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's
about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can
instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams.

I understand you are looking for a new home. And I want to be the real estate
professional to help you. I work with each of my clients individually, taking the time to
understand their unique needs and lifestyle, and I want to do the same for you.

I love matching my clients with the home they have always imagined. It's incredibly
fulfilling to know I am helping them open a new chapter of their lives. That's why I work
so hard to not only find that perfect home, but also to handle every last detail of the
purchase process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving
companies.

This package contains helpful information for home buyers, including an overview of
the entire purchase process, answers to frequently asked questions, and fact sheets to
help us discover the home and neighborhood characteristics most important to you.

After you've had the chance to review this information, contact me. I'd like to prepare
an in-depth, customized package of homes for you to review, highlighting properties
that meet your criteria in neighborhoods that suit your lifestyle.

I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.



 Sincerely,


 Frances Bocksch, P.A.
                                       Keller Williams Realty
                                      2994 Jog Road, Suite A
                                      Greenacres, FL 33467
                         P 561.352.4156 F 561.966.4008 E fbocksch@kw.com
Frances Bocksch, P.A.. 561.352.4156
                    f bocksch@kw.com




                For the Road to Your Home




                 compliments of:


                  Frances Bocksch, P.A.
                  Keller Williams Realty
                  2994 Jog Road, Suite A
                  Greenacres, FL 33467
                                                For the Road to Your Home
buying a home
    It’s all about you
    The home buying process
    Your lif estyle interview
    The home wish list
    The neighborhood of your
    dreams
    The mortgage and loan
    process
    Your home search
    Making an of f er
    Closing 101
    Moving checklist
    Why Keller Williams Realty
    About me
    What my clients say
    Frequently asked questions




                                 Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                  fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                               For the Road to Your Home
it’s all about you
  My real estate business has been built around one guiding principle: It's all about you.

  Your needs

  Your dreams

  Your concerns

  Your questions

  Your finances

  Your time

  Your life

  My f ocus is on your complete satisf action. In f act, I work to get the job done so well, you will want to
  tell your f riends and associates about it. Maybe that's why over 50% of my business comes f rom
  repeat customers and ref errals.

  Good service speaks f or itself .

  I look f orward to the opportunity to earn your business too.




                                      Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                       fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                           For the Road to Your Home
the home buying process
  There are a lot of details to be handled when purchasing a home.

  This overview is designed to summarize the various steps along the path of qualif ying, f inding and
  buying a home. It is my job to streamline the steps f or you, ensuring everything is completed
  according to plan.

  In addition to this summary, I have included additional inf ormation and worksheets to make sure we
  f ind the right home, negotiate the best price and terms, and take care of all the details:

  1. Consultation to analyze your specific needs and wishes
  your lif estyle interview, your home wish list, the neighborhood of your dreams

  2. Financial pre-qualification or pre-approval
  the mortgage and loan process

  3. Select and view properties
  the home tour, f requently asked questions

  4. Write an offer to purchase
  making an of f er

  5. Negotiate the purchase offer
  making an of f er

  6. Final mortgage application
  the mortgage and loan process

  7. Underwriting
  the mortgage and loan process

  8. Loan approval
  the mortgage and loan process




                                  Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

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the home buying process                continued   …
  9. Title company
  the mortgage and loan process, closing 101

  10. Closing
  closing 101

  11. Moving
  moving checklist, above and beyond




                               Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                 fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                              For the Road to Your Home
your lifestyle interview
  A home is about more than the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. It's about how you f eel when
  you're in it. To really pinpoint the type of home you're looking f or, consider the f ollowing questions:

  1. What makes you comf ortable in your current home? Is there anything in particular
  you'd like to duplicate?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  2. What is your primary reason f or searching f or a new home?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  3. Do you have children? What are their ages, interests and activities?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  4. Do you entertain a lot? What areas of your home will you primarily use to entertain?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  5. How long do you expect to live in the home?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  6. Do you have any pets that stay in the house or outside?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  7. Would you consider yourself to be more casual or f ormal?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________

  8. When you imagine your dream home, what do you see? What images come to mind?
  ________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________




                                   Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                     fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                                 For the Road to Your Home
   your home wish list
       Creating a list of the desired f eatures and amenities f or your new home will help me target the
       properties that meet your criteria.

       Please consider the f ollowing and record any notes or pref erences:




1. House style_________________________________         9. Kitchen__________________________________

2. Number of bedrooms________________________           10. Basement_______________________________

3. Number of bathrooms________________________          11. Garage stalls____________________________

4. Living room________________________________          12. Lot size_________________________________

5. Dining room_______________________________           13. Pool___________________________________

6. Family room_______________________________           14. Age of property__________________________

7. Fireplace__________________________________          15. View____________________________________

8. Home office_________________________________         16. Fencing_________________________________




Other requirements or comments:
_______________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________




                                        Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                         fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                             For the Road to Your Home
the neighborhood of your dreams
  More than just the home, it’s important to think about the type of neighborhood that is right f or you.

  Please consider the f ollowing and record any notes or pref erences:

  1. Areas you would enjoy___________________________________________________________

  2. Specific streets you like__________________________________________________________

  3. School district(s) you prefer_______________________________________________________

  4. Your work location(s)____________________________________________________________

  5. Your favorite shops/conveniences_________________________________________________

  6. Recreational facilities you enjoy___________________________________________________

  Any additional items to consider when selecting our target neighborhoods:_____________________

  _________________________________________________________________________________

  _________________________________________________________________________________




                                   Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                     fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                           For the Road to Your Home
the mortgage and loan process

  Funding your home purchase

  1. Financial pre-qualification or pre-approval
  Application & interview
  Buyer provides pertinent documentation, including verif ication of employment
  Credit report is requested
  Appraisal scheduled f or current home owned, if any

  2. Underwriting
  Loan package is submitted to underwriter f or approval

  3. Loan Approval
  Parties are notif ied of approval
  Loan documents are completed and sent to title

  4. Title Company
  Title exam, insurance and title survey conducted
  Borrowers come in f or f inal signatures

  5. Funding
  Lender reviews the loan package
  Funds are transf erred by wire

  Why pre-qualify?
  We recommend our buyers get pre-qualif ied bef ore beginning their home search. Knowing exactly
  how much you can comf ortably spend on a home reduces the potential f rustration of looking at homes
  beyond your means.




                                 Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                    fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                             For the Road to Your Home
the mortgage and loan process                    continued   …
  It's all here
  Keller Williams Realty strives to of f er the CORE services that will meet your needs throughout the
  home buying process. Enjoy the convenience of one-stop shopping through our pref erred partners,
  which meet our rigorous standards in the f ollowing areas:

  Integrity
  Experience
  Operations
  Customer service
  Communication




                                  Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                   fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                            For the Road to Your Home
your home search
  I love helping buyers f ind their dream home. That's why I work with each client individually, taking the
  time to understand their unique lif estyles, needs and wishes. This is about more than a certain
  number of bedrooms or a particular zip code. This is about your lif e. And it's important to me.

  When you work with me, you get:

   A knowledgeable and professional REALTOR®
   A committed ally to negotiate on your behalf
   The backing of a trusted company, Keller Williams Realty

  I have the systems in place to streamline the home buying process f or you. As part of my service, I
  will commit to helping you with your home search by:


   Previewing homes in advance on your behalf
   Personally touring homes and neighborhoods with you
   Keeping you informed of new homes on the market
   Helping you preview homes on the Internet
   Advising you of other homes that have sold and for how much
   Working with you until we find the home of your dreams




                                  Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                    fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                                For the Road to Your Home
making an offer
  Once you have f ound the property you want, we will write a purchase agreement. While much of the
  agreement is standard, there are a f ew areas that we can negotiate:

  The Price
  What you of f er on a property depends on a number of f actors, including its condition, length of
  time on the market, buyer activity, and the urgency of the seller. While some buyers want to make a
  very low of f er, just to see if the seller will accept, this of ten isn't a smart choice, because the seller
  may be insulted and decide not to negotiate at all.

  The Move-in Date
  If you can be f lexible on the possession date, the seller will be more apt to choose your of f ers over
  others.

  Additional Property
  Of ten the seller plans on leaving major appliances in the home, however, which items stay or go is
  of ten a matter of negotiation.

  Typically you will not be present at the of f er presentation; we will present it to the listing agent and/or
  seller. The seller will then do one of the f ollowing:

           • Accept the offer
           • Reject the offer
           • Counter the offer with changes

  By f ar the most common is the counter of f er. In these cases, my experience and negotiating skills
  become powerf ul in representing your best interests.

  When a counter of f er is presented, you and I will work together to review each specif ic area of the
  counter of f er, making sure that we move f orward with your goals in mind and ensuring that we
  negotiate the best possible price and terms on your behalf .




                                    Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                      fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                             For the Road to Your Home
closing 101

  Prepare for it
  Closing day marks the end of your home buying process and the beginning of your new lif e! To make
  sure your closing goes smoothly, you should bring the f ollowing:

  • A certif ied check f or closing costs and down payment. Make the check payable to yourself ; you
  will then endorse it to the title company at closing
  • An insurance binder and paid receipt
  • Photo IDs
  • Social security numbers
  • Addresses f or the past 10 years

  Own it
  Transf er of title moves ownership of the property f rom the seller to you. The two events that make this
  happen are:

           Delivery of the buyers funds
           This is the check or wire f unds provided by your lender in the amount of the loan

           Delivery of the deed
           A deed is the document that transf ers ownership of real estate. The deed names the seller
           and buyer, gives a legal description of the property, and contains the notarized signatures of
           the seller and witnesses.

  At the end of closing, the deed will be taken and recorded at the county clerk’s of f ice. It will be
  sent to you af ter processing.




                                    Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                      fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                        For the Road to Your Home
moving checklist
  New Telephone Number: ____________________________________________

  New Address: _____________________________________________________

  Bef ore you move, you should contact the f ollowing companies and service providers:


  Utilities:                                      Insurance Companies:
  ______Electric                                  ______Accidental
  ______Telephone                                 ______Auto
  ______Water                                     ______Health
  ______Cable                                     ______Home
  ______Gas                                       ______Lif e
                                                  ______Renters
  Professional Services:
  ______Broker                                    Business Accounts:
  ______Accountant                                ______Banks
  ______Doctor                                    ______Cellular Phone
  ______Dentist                                   ______Department Stores
  ______Lawyer                                    ______Finance Companies/Credit Cards

  Government:                                     Subscriptions:
  ______Internal Revenue Service                  ______Magazines
  ______Post Of f ice                             ______Newspapers
  ______Schools
  ______State Licensing                           Miscellaneous:
  ______Library                                   ______Business Associates
  ______Veterans Administration                   ______House of Worship
                                                  ______Drug Store
  Clubs:                                          ______Dry Cleaner
  ______Health & Fitness                          ______Hair Stylist
  ______Country Club




                                 Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                   fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                             For the Road to Your Home
why Keller Williams Realty
  There is a reason more and more agents are making the change to Keller Williams Realty. Here's
  why it matters to you:

          Knowledge
          Powerf ul curriculum through Keller Williams University keeps us ahead of trends, tools
          and advancements in the real estate industry.

          Speed
          Leading-edge technology solutions accelerate our ef f iciency and productivity.

          Teamwork
          Unlike other real estate companies, Keller Williams Realty was designed to reward agents f or
          working together, to serve clients better.

          Reliability
          Keller Williams Realty was f ounded on the principles of trust and honesty, emphasizing the
          importance of having the integrity to do the right thing and always putting the customer’s
          needs f irst.

          Success
          Keller Williams Realty is the f astest growing real estate company in North America.

  When you of f er a superior level of service, the word spreads f ast.

  As part of the Keller Williams Realty team, I look f orward to providing you with a phenomenal
  real estate experience!




                                   Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                     fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                  For the Road to Your Home
about me


  I was born in Palm Beach County, and have been involved in the
  residential real estate market since 1994. I have seen the county grow
  through the years, and have first-hand knowledge of the area.

  My life experience includes business, survey field, law enforcement,
  residential investment, spouse and mother.

  I believe in customer service, honesty and integrity.

  Professional memberships include National Association of Realtors®,
  Florida Association of Realtors®, Realtor® Association of Palm Beach,
  GRI® Designation and CDPE.

  I specialize in the Residential Properties in Palm Beach County. If you
  are looking for Residential Investment Properties in Palm Beach County,
  let me help you. I am a Short-Sale Specialist and Affordable Housing
  Specialist.

  GRI Designation
  CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) Designation
  Realtor.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence 5/2008
  At Home with Diversity Training Program
  Top Producer September 2009
  Top Producer October 2010
  Top Lister August 2010
  Regional MC Awards for 2010
  Honorary Mention Lister 2010




                             Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                              fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                            For the Road to Your Home
what my clients say




  Joyce Collette
  I recently purchased my f irst home with the help of Frances Bocksch. It took nine (9) months
  of house hunting on a nearly daily basis. Never once did Frances give up. When I would get
  discouraged, Frances would just f ind something else f or us to go look at. Frances is not only
  an ef f ectual Real Estate Agent, but a patient and caring person as well; and that is what
  makes her exceptional and stand out f rom the rest!

  Thank you, Frances! 1/15/2009




  Pash Haynes
  I want to thank you f or helping me to f ind my dream home. You were patient, reliable,
  honest, and understanding; the right person f or helping me in making the biggest purchase
  ever. You are truly the best.

  Thank you, Frances! 7/20/09




                                  Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                    fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                        For the Road to Your Home
 what my clients say



Michael Riley                                         Pam Scire
On a scale of 1 - 10, you rated 10 on all             "When I f irst contacted Frances at the
areas: you delivered on your promise, you             beginning of my search f or a new home, it
were accessible when I needed to contact              was regarding a rental that was
you, you listened, and you made sure I                available. With her experience and
had everything that I needed to close. I              knowledge, she was able to recognize and
would use you again and I will def initely            demonstrate to me that I could actually
recommend you to others. Thank You!                   af f ord to purchase rather than rent, which
                                                      is exactly what I did.
10/28/2009                                            I had not imagined that I would be living in
                                                      such a beautif ul community f or less than
                                                      the rental would have cost per month, but
                                                      her expertise, diligence, support,
                                                      encouragement, integrity and genuine
                                                      desire to help have allowed me to do just
Stephen and Samantha Butcher                          that. I could not have asked f or a better
"We were very luckly to f ind such a great            team than the one she put together and
Realtor to hellp us f ind our f irst                  will always be truly gratef ul f or her had
home. Frances knew what we wanted and                 work on my behalf .
tailored our prospects to exactly what we             I would not hesitate to recommend
were looking f or. Her communication skills           Frances to another and have, in f act,
are impeccable as she always answered                 already done so."
promptly whenever we had a question or
concern. In three words, Frances was                  05/09/08
patient, helpf ul and understanding. We will
certainly be using Frances f or any f uture
                                                      Reinaldo J. Molares
real estate needs and encourage anyone
                                                      Thanks so very much Frances. Your hard
buying or selling to choose Frances as
                                                      work and communication was above and
their Realtor; bar none."
                                                      beyond! My hat is of f to you. Thanks f or
                                                      the Lowe's discount , it will come in handy!
03/20/2008
                                                      9/30/2009




                                      Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                       fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com
                                                            For the Road to Your Home
frequently asked questions
  How will you tell me about the newest homes available?
  The Multiple Listing Service website provides up -to-date inf ormation f or every home on the market. I
  constantly check the New on Market list so I can be on the lookout f or my clients. I will get you this
  inf ormation right away the way that is most convenient f or you, by phone and/or e-mail.

  Will you inform me of homes from all real estate companies or only Keller Williams Realty?
  I will keep you inf ormed of all homes. I want to help you f ind your dream home, which means I need
  to stay on top of every home that's available in the market.

  Can you help me find new construction homes?
  Yes, I can work with most builders and get you the inf ormation you need to make a decision. On your
  f irst visit with the builder, I will accompany you. By using my services with a new construction home
  purchase, you will receive the services I of f er, as well as those provided by the builder, at no
  additional cost.

  How does for sale by owner (FSBO) work?
  Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes
  of saving the commission. If you see a FSBO and want the advantages of my services, let me contact
  the owner f or you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent,
  even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property.

  Can we go back through our property again once an offer is made, but before possession?
  Usually we can notif y the seller and schedule a convenient time to visit the property again.
  Immediately bef ore the closing, we will schedule a f inal walk-through and inspection of your new
  home.

  Once my offer is accepted, what should I do?
  Celebrate and f ocus on moving into your new home! You will want to schedule your move, pack
  items, and notif y businesses of your address change. I will provide you with a moving checklist to
  help you remember all the details. I will also give you a good f aith estimate and HUD statement,
  which will indicate the amount you will need to bring to closing.




                                  Frances Bocksch, P.A. • 561.352.4156

                                    fbocksch@kw.com • AFloridaProperty.com

				
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