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Buyer's Corner

Joyce Rausnitz

Agent. Advocate. Ally.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.


It takes more than a trained real estate agent to understand the needs and concerns of buyer clients. It takes someone who has been there, someone who can empathize with their concerns.

And every year the home-buying process becomes more complex. Between government legislation, environmental laws, mortgage documentation requirements and the legal aspects of a home purchase, the home buyer be helped by a professional in order to be informaed about all that is required of and available to them.

I'm here to assist buyers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area market, and there's a lot I can do for you:

I help my buyers understand the many fields of information in an listing search. I guide them in making the most of searches with thousands of listings.

Once I have an idea of your criteria for a home selection, I can set up automated search alert emails to keep you informed of new listings and price reductions of qualified properties.


As tough as it is these days to get a mortgage, I know excellent lenders in the DC Metropolitan real estate markets and will help you to contact mortgage professionals who have been very helpful to my past clients.

Buyers shouldn’t walk into a deal unarmed. I arm you with market data to help you to understand the buyer and seller sides and formulate an effective negotiation strategy.

Price isn’t the only negotiation. There may also be property inspections and you may need to enter into more negotiating around property condition and repairs. I am an expert at this.

I will coordinate the myriad of tasks, documents and delivery deadlines involved in the real estate transaction. From title insurance, to surveys and inspection documents, I am here to help.


Lenders require buyers to purchase home owner's insurance before a mortgage is approved. Simon England with Long & Foster Insurance can educate you on the type of homeowner's insurance available to you.  He can also provide a home warranty coverage for household appliances and systems.

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Title Insurance is very crucial in buying a home. Protecting yourself in the beginning prevents any possibility of being in a vulnerable situation. I can recomment attorneys and settlement companies who will walk you through everything you need to know about buying the right title insurance. 

With the best mortgage consultants at my fingertips, I promise to put you in good hands to help you get you the best rate and terms!

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