Planting new roots

Buying a home can feel daunting, especially in times when buyers face a competitive market – but that’s why I’m here. I thrive in high stakes situations and I fight to protect you to get you the right home. I’ll help you make decisions that you are confident in and that are right for you.

How can I help?

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Acorn

Homes are so much more than a big box where we put our stuff. I believe we should have a strong connection to the place we spend most of our time.

The steps

Buyer consultation

We'll sit down and have a comprehensive conversation about your goals, the market, and the entire buying process.
1

Get pre-approved

Understand what size purchase you are qualified for and comfortable with.
2

Finding the one

We strategically search the market to find the perfect home and feel confident about your selection.
3

Make an offer

I negotiate not just to get your offer accepted, but also to get the best deal & protect you.
4

Close and move in

After what feels like a hundred signatures – it’s yours! Congratulations, time to unload the truck!
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Buyer FAQ

Is now a good time to buy?

Every market has advantages and disadvantages. Some things matter more to some than others. For example, the times when more buyers are active, there is more competition and we tend to see more over ask offers. Times when there is less buyer activity you face less competition, but more there may be fewer homes available. Talking to a realtor about the time that makes sense for your you situation is crucial.

How do I know if I’m ready to buy?

I boil it down to a few things: 1. You love your community and don't plan to leave in the next year or two. 2. Your income is stable. 3. You've been saving and know you've got enough for your down payment. 4. You're feeling that pull to settle and want to a place to make your own.

Can I afford a home?

There are a number of different things that contribute to whether or not you can afford a home and how much home you can afford. I recommend talking to a qualified, local lender that you can trust and will educate you in a clear way.

How do I find a good lender?

The biggest thing is to find someone local. You don't want to rely on talking to someone in a call center as the person helping you buy your largest asset. I have a few lenders I have worked with extensively and trust. I'd be happy to connect you with them. Just shoot me a message and I'll send you some names!

I’m not ready to buy yet, but I’d like to learn more – can I reach out?

Absolutely! Information is power. Sometimes finding the right time to buy can take weeks, months, or years - but you need to know how to plan and prepare so talking to a realtor sooner rather than later can help you figure out your strategy. Let's talk and see what it'll take to make it happen!

I own a home, how do I buy & sell at the same time?

There are a number of ways to make this transition. Determining the strategy that makes sense for you is dependent on your situation, and picking the wrong strategy can have big consequences. Let's sit down and chat through it together.
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What my clients say

Tim

Cole is an amazing advocate for his clients. It's not just that he is personable in a way that immediately puts you at ease during what can at times be a stressful process--his enthusiasm for this business is encouraging and comforting--but he is the most knowledgeable and communicative realtor I have worked with, and I've worked with more than a few as a buyer, seller and landlord. Patient, optimistic, realistic, and he really seeks to understand what you need. He follows up and follows through, even after closing. I cannot recommend him enough.
Mike

Cole’s tenacious optimism is especially appreciated in a very competitive market.

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Mike

Cole was friendly, attentive, and incredibly accommodating during my home buying experience. Cole’s tenacious optimism is especially appreciated in a very competitive market. The perceptive approach taken by Cole and the team at Anderson Realty made me certain that we would find the home that felt right for me - and we did!
Cassie & Vic

He was approachable, off-the-charts knowledgeable in both the local market and the current real estate climate, and super chill.

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Cassie & Vic

Cole was approachable, off-the-charts knowledgeable in both the local market and the current real estate climate, and super chill. He helped us sell and buy properties in early 2023 and it was the most stress-free real estate experience either of us have ever had. Cole understood exactly what we were looking for and went out of his way to make sure the best options out there were available to us and really went to bat for us in the negotiating process. If this review hasn't swayed you yet; he's also a master of the dad joke and his ability to weave Seinfeld references into daily conversation is second to none. If you need to buy or sell, Cole is your guy.

Claire & Joe

Cole was hands down the perfect fit as a realtor for our needs when searching for our first home. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions, concerns, and fears during the process. What we loved about Cole is that he made the process very relaxed but at the same time remained organized and timely. We never felt pressured to make an offer unless we wanted to. He met us where we were at on our house buying journey which we greatly appreciated. Cole is friendly, approachable, adaptable, and very thorough in explaining things. You’ll be in good hands if you decide to work with him as your realtor. We would 10/10 recommend him to anyone searching for a home!

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