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Your Path to homeownership

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or seeking an upgrade, my expertise and market insights ensure you will find a property that suits your lifestyle and budget, and that you get the best deal possible. With a deep understanding of the market and strong negotiation prowess, I guide you through the process, making your real estate journey smooth and successful.

Here’s what she had to say…

“Sarah was an outstanding agent to work with during the journey of purchasing our first home. She was responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful in answering any questions we had during all steps of the process.”

– Katie Maclachlan

how it works...


find the right agent

Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases in a lifetime. It is essential to have an experienced agent in your corner, always looking out for your best interest.

Prepare your finances

Save funds for your downpayment and closing costs. You will also want to start gathering important documents, such as pay stubs and tax returns so they are organized.

get a pre-approval

If you are purchasing with a loan, connect with a reputable lender in your market. They will be a key player in your transaction. You can connect with my preferred lender here

Start home shopping

This is the fun part! Once we know your budget, we can begin the process of finding you the perfect home for your price range and lifestyle.

make an offer

You have your finances in order and have found the perfect home. Now it is time for me to craft you the perfect offer so that you are top contender!


Once we are under contract, I will keep our contingency deadlines in order. Your lender and I will make sure your home inspection, appraisal, and financing deadlines are made top priority.


Once we have completed the home inspection and appraisal, we will leverage them to negotiate you the very best deal possible, with any defects or repairs and the true value of the home taken into account.

final walkthrough

Once both parties have agreed upon the details of the transaction and all documents have been submitted, we will schedule a final walkthrough so that you have an opportunity to approve the final condition of the property before it becomes yours.


When everything is complete and approved, you will sign (with wet ink) your closing documents with the title and escrow officer. If you are not local, a mobile notary will be arranged.

closing day

When both parties have signed, the title officer will release the file to be recorded with the county assessor. Once the property goes on record, you become the official owner. I will bring you the keys and champagne!

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About Buying Real Estate in Northern Nevada?

Yes, a home can depreciate in value over time due to various factors. Economic downturns, changing neighborhood conditions, lack of maintenance, or structural issues can all contribute to a decrease in a home’s value. It’s essential for homeowners to stay informed about their property’s condition, invest in maintenance and improvements, and monitor local real estate trends to mitigate depreciation risks and potentially enhance their home’s value over the long term. Keep in mind that in most market climates, real estate is an ideal choice for a long-term investment.

The value of an older home compared to a new one depends on several factors, including the home’s condition, location, and the buyer’s preferences. Older homes often possess unique character and may be situated in established neighborhoods, which can be appealing to some buyers. However, new homes typically offer modern amenities and energy efficiency. The value ultimately varies from one property to another and is subjective to the individual buyer’s priorities and needs.

A broker is a real estate professional who has completed additional education and licensing requirements beyond those of a Realtor. Brokers can work independently or manage their own real estate offices, while Realtors are typically sales agents who work under the supervision of a broker. Brokers have a higher level of responsibility and can oversee real estate transactions, while realtors assist clients in buying and selling properties. Both brokers and Realtors must adhere to a code of ethics and state licensing regulations, but brokers have more extensive training and qualifications.

The escrow period really depends on the specific terms of the sale and can be any length of time agreed upon between both parties. Typically, escrow is around 30-45 days. In some cases, like all cash purchases, that time frame is usually shorter.

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