NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

The NACA Real Estate Agent (“NACA Agent”) is an independent contractor to provide residential real estate broker agent services as an exclusive buyer’s agent to NACA Members. The NACA Agent is an in-house agent who works solely with NACA Members who receive NACA’s comprehensive counseling and access to NACA’s Best in America Mortgage. The NACA Agent has a thorough understanding of the NACA program and can facilitate NACA Members (“Members”) through the home buying process. There are many Members who need an agent who they can trust. The NACA Agent has access to Members at the initial Homebuyer’s Workshop, during counseling to become NACA Qualified (i.e. pre-approved), and those who are NACA Qualified.

The NACA Agent provides comprehensive real estate services to Members. These include identifying, contracting for, and purchasing a home that satisfies the criteria of the NACA Program. The Member must feel comfortable working with the NACA Agent and rely on the agent’s comprehensive understanding of the NACA Mortgage process, real estate experience, knowledge of the local market, and negotiation skills. The Member is not pressured in any way to work with the NACA Agent and can change at any time.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Help the Member devise a housing search plan based on the Member’s needs, how much they want to spend and current market conditions. Sets proper expectations by explaining the NACA process and sequence of events, from contracts, to inspections, lender conditions, and closing.
  • Guide and assist the Member through the home-buying experience, helping them to avoid potential pitfalls, and ultimately hand them the keys to their new dream home.
  • Property Showings - It is crucial that the Member is shown as many properties as needed until they find a home that meets their desired expectations and is within their maximum qualified mortgage payment and price range. The NACA Agent needs to show at a significant number of homes (usually ten homes or more) with him/her attending the showings to support the Member. The Member is not to be pressured and afforded as much time as they need, even postponing the housing search for weeks or months as it is sometimes not the right time to purchase due to the Member’s personal circumstances or market availability.
  • Educates the Member on the market and their options.
  • Pursues and protects the interests of the NACA Member.
  • Remains knowledgeable about real estate markets and best practices.
  • Takes responsibility for any escrow payment that is made by a Member and explains the default situations which could result in possible forfeiture of Member’s earnest money. Agent is required to maintain full and accurate records. All escrow amounts are to be deposited, held and disbursed in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Educates Members about NACA’s renovation program (i.e. HAND) and property condition requirements and provides up to date lists of inspectors and contractors. The NACA Agent CANNOT refer Members to specific vendors.
  • Develops networks and maintains a list of contractors and inspectors to assist Members and ensure an active list of vendors is available.
  • Generates comparable market analysis to understand current house prices and options.
  • Assists Members in the preparation of purchase offers, purchase contract, related addenda, amendments, and other documents. Provide access to property for agents, buyers, appraisers and various vendors as required to complete purchase and sale process through settlement in accordance with NACA policies and requirements. NACA Agent must ensure purchase offers include the following NACA required verbiage: Buyer closing in NACA office with NACA approved Settlement Agent.
  • Submits executed P&S contract to the NACA Mortgage Consultant within 24 hours of execution via NACA website, fax or email.
  • Coordinates property inspection, wood destroying organism inspection and other inspections that may be specific to the region. Attends the inspection(s) with the Member.
  • Communicates with Mortgage Consultant to ensure loan is in process, confirms that timelines are met for appraisal, title commitment and survey, and assists Member to provide any missing information.
  • Ensure completion of appraisals and if not met value helps Member re-negotiate the price.
  • Helps resolve buyer or seller issues that may delay closing or void the contract.
  • Assists Member to schedule contractors to evaluate, provide estimates or bids for any repair issues from inspections (if applicable).
  • Reminds and assists Member, if requested, in obtaining home owner’s insurance and confirms Home Owner’s Insurance Policy is in place and dated same month as closing appointment.
  • Cooperates with listing agents, buyers, appraisers and various vendors as required to complete purchase and sale process and settlement of sale.
  • Coordinates closing with Settlement Agent, Buyer and Seller/Listing Agent and walk-through inspections.
  • Ensures buyer has certified funds for amount due at closing.
  • Provides buyer with accurate contacts for utility transfers.
  • Attends closing and provides assistance if needed.
  • Participates in and assists with NACA sponsored home buyer training and education workshops. This provides visibility and an opportunity to interact with Members who may want to utilize a NACA Agent.
  • Home Buyer Workshop (two Saturdays a month) – Presentation to the many homebuyers taking the first step in the NACA program.
  • Purchase Workshop (every Thursday evening) – Members who are NACA Qualified beginning the housing search.
  • Preparation for NACA Qualification Seminar (non-qualified buyers). Works with Members going through counseling to become NACA Qualified.
  • Complete house visits for NACA Homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage payments.
  • Lists properties for NACA Homeowners who have requested assistance selling their properties. If Short Sale, be knowledgeable in short sale process, specific lender requirements, submitting offers, obtaining relocation funds, and required documents.
  • Maintains full, accurate and complete files for listings and purchase transactions in compliance with NACA’s policies and all applicable laws.
  • Participates in other activities and campaigns as determined by NACA.