Your Rights

Every buyer of real estate has certain rights regarding the purchase of a property. The following is a summation of those rights: 

You have the right to be represented by a real estate agent, exclusive or otherwise, to protect your best interests.
You have the right to purchase any/all properties that you choose, without being discriminated against by a Seller on the basis of your race, color, religion, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
You have the right to complete disclosure of all property information, including, but not limited to, water supply, insulation, waste disposal system and hazardous materials.
You have the right to ask for information regarding the previous year's property taxes, and/or maintenance and fuel costs.
You have the right to receive a market price comparison analysis for the properties you wish to make offers on, prior to signing the offer.
You have the right to receive a copy of the Agreement of Sale, prior to signing it, to allow you time to have it reviewed by an attorney.
You have the right to choose the lender that will finance the property and to receive full disclosure from that lender regarding the type and term of the loan and the true cost of the loan.
You have the right to test and/or inspect the property's systems and to choose the person(s) to complete those tests or inspections.
You have the right to walk through the property one last time prior to closing to confirm it meets the conditions of the Agreement of Sale.
You have the right to use the homeowner's insurance company of your choice.
You have the right to purchase personal coverage title insurance from the company of your choice.
You have the right to purchase a home warranty program from the provider of your choice.
You have the right to review the Settlement Statement prior to closing. Search for properties using the search tool at the top of this page or follow the links to your left to find out more about buying a home.

0Broker Focus: Patrick Wood by HELPUSELL pats pr pics 003 300x225 Broker Focus: Patrick Wood Patrick Wood Anyone who has driven through Chino Hills, Calif., probably recognizes Patrick Wood’s name. He’s known for his ubiquitous signage. “The technique that brought me huge success in my core market was to start branding my name with the Help-U-Sell Office,” says Wood, who has owned Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties since 2003. All of his staff members have magnets on their cars that have his name and the Help-U-Sell Real Estate name, and his main work vehicle has a wrap that stands out. “The real estate signs and open house signs [also] have resulted in huge recognition, and the community has responded amazingly well,” he adds. “I constantly hear how people see my signs everywhere.” Of course, there is more to his success than signage. Wood, whose office has closed 54 sides so far this year, emphasizes the importance of offering full service and commission savings in attracting clients. “I found this to be necessary as other agents were trying to compete with my office by suggesting the clients would have to do all the work,” he says. “The full service leaves the client satisfied, which results in referrals, so it has been beneficial.” For new Help-U-Sell Brokers, he recommends continuing the full-service concept through to the office setup. “[In our office] a team concept has been put in place, and it provides clients with access to licensed assistants seven days a week,” he says. “Service is big, constant contact is big, working together is huge. This is a crazy, intense field and having the support of a team makes it much easier and productive.”