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Our members have diverse backgrounds and all operate in entrepreneurial environments. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, Dreamers & Doers is a place for women with audacious goals who want to contribute to the collective and believe in the power of mutual support.
Dreamers & Doers is inclusive to all women and non-binary individuals who fit our membership criteria, regardless of biological gender, preferred pronouns or given names.
Dreamers & Doers may be a fit for you if:
You’re ready to invest in yourself and others.
You’ve achieved meaningful success in your life or career.
You crave being around other brilliant, authentic womxn.
You want to be a part of a community where your peers are actively working to “figure things out” while making massive strides to achieve their dreams.
You’re shooting for the stars and want to be surrounded by other womxn who don’t shy away from celebrating wins,
big or small, while also being open about when things get hard.
We accept a limited number of new members once a quarter. By submitting your application, your information will be reviewed at the next Membership Committee meeting.
The deadline for the current quarter is May 13, 2021.
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What is the first step of the home buying process?
The Mortgage Preapproval. Unless you are paying cash for a house, you will need to get a mortgage. In order to know how much home you can afford, you will need to get pre-approved for a loan. This is the first-step in the home buying process.
What does a Realtor do?
A buyer’s agent will guide you through the home-buying transaction and be at your disposal for any questions or concerns.
- Find the right property through the MLS. The MLS is a huge, private database of home listings that allows real estate agents and brokers to connect clients with homes for sale and prospective buyers. After determining what the clients are looking for and what they can afford, the agent will schedule appointments to tour homes. The agent can explain the ins and outs of various properties and neighborhoods, and help buyers decide which home is right for them, by explaining the pros and cons.
- Negotiate the offer. The buyer's agent will advise clients on an appropriate price to offer and present it to the seller's agent. "Then they will negotiate on your behalf and write up the contracts for you. This is where the agent's experience in negotiating deals can save you money and help you avoid pitfalls like a fixer-upper that's more trouble than it's worth.
- Recommend other professionals. A buyer's agent should also be able to refer you to reliable mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, movers, and other real estate professionals. This will expedite the process and move you to a successful real estate sale.
- Help overcome setbacks. If the home inspector's report or appraisal brings new issues to light, a buyer's agent can advise you on how to proceed with the transaction, and then act as a buffer between you and the sellers or their broker. If negotiations become heated or hostile, it's extremely helpful to have an experienced professional keeping calm and offering productive solutions.
How much does it cost a buyer to hire a Realtor?
Nothing. Realtors get paid on a commission basis, usually 5 to 6 percent of a home's sales price, which is split between the listing broker and buyer's agent. Fees typically come out of the sellers' proceeds which means buyers generally pay nothing to the agent who represents them.
How long does it take to buy a home?
30-45 days. The timeline for finding a house varies greatly from person to person. Once you find a house and have an accepted offer, it usually takes around 30 days to close.
How many homes should I visit?
Sometimes buyers find their future home the first time out and others look at 50 homes before they see one that checks all their boxes. It’s a good idea to see at least a few alternatives so you have some points of comparison, but sometimes you just know a place is where you want to live. Buyers often have a gut reaction to a home. First impressions count.
What happens if I face multiple offers?
In a Seller’s Market, you may find yourself competing against other buyers. In that case, your agent is your best ally in strategizing for your offer to be accepted. With access to real-time market data, your agent will know how to best position your offer. If there’s more than one offer, the sellers can:
- Accept the best offer
- Counter all the offers to get a better price and terms
- Counter one offer that’s close to what they want
You and your agent can work together to find out what’s important to the sellers, such as a specific moving date, and to discuss possibly waiving contingencies, adjusting your price or writing a “love letter” about the house.
How do I know when to negotiate and when to let go?
Your agent can guide you, but you also need to decide how much you want a particular property and what you’re willing to accept to get it. You may want to let go when:
- A bidding war drives the price too high
- The appraised value of the home is below your offer
- A home inspection finds defects that would be expensive to repair
- The sellers are unwilling to make reasonable repairs
- You learn about homeowners association rules that won’t work for you
What’s included on a home inspection?
The inspector will check:
- Structural conditions such as the foundation, beams and floors
- Roof condition
- Mechanical systems such as heat and air conditioning
- Appliances – to make sure they’re working
- Plumbing – for leaks, rust and water pressure
- Electrical systems such as grounded outlets and code violations
- Safety issues such as stairs, handrails, mold or chimney maintenance
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"Discovering Dreamers & Doers was like uncovering a hidden treasure of brilliant, enthusiastic and ambitious women. I've gained new tools, press opportunities, speaking opportunities, podcast interviews, private networking circles - and, most importantly, an arsenal of new friends and colleagues who are some of the biggest supporters of my business who cheer me on every step of the way."
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“Dreamers & Doers has been part of every life change I've had for the past 3 years, from starting my side-hustle, becoming a published writer for a top VC, moving to a new country, quitting my job, and starting my own business. This network opened its arms and lifted up my chin in times of uncertainty. They were so helpful in opening doors to individuals across the world who helped me grow in my personal and professional capacity.”
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“Through Dreamers & Doers I’ve gained a wonderful peer network that has been incredibly supportive as I’ve built my business from ground up. I’ve connected to anyone from potential hires to female founders that are potential investments to fund. I’ve also greatly benefitted from press opportunities.”