Everything You Need to Know
SELLER - HOW DO I PREPARE MY HOME BEFORE I SELL IT?
When preparing to sell your home, the first thing to do is make it presentable.
Little things like patching holes in the wall, changing burned-out lightbulbs, and repairing broken appliances can make your place stand out in a crowded market. And don’t forget about paint, returning to a neutral color can help sell a house quicker. White, creams, and grays are the best colors when selling your home.
Put away your personal items and stage your house like a display home.
SELLER - HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SELL MY HOME?
On average, a house takes between 55 and 70 days to sell. Recently home have been selling in just a few days. that has reduced that time to 28 to 45 days. The exact time it takes to sell a home depends on several things.
Time of the year, condition of the home, the demand of the market, buyers financing.
The longer your home is on the market, the more money you lose with a mortgage, utilities, and other expenses to a home.
Impactful repairs and little repairs done right make a big difference along with competitive pricing with the help of the top real estate agent.
SELLER - WHAT SHOULD THE LIST PRICE OF MY HOME BE?
Your real estate agent will get a comparative market analysis. This is called the comps within your area.
They’ll see what these homes recently sold for or are listed for, and use this as a starting point for your own list price.
As a great agent, I will be an expert in the surrounding areas, so i'll be able to price your home in the sweet spot.
As your agent, I can help you find an expert appraiser that is an expert at pricing homes.
BUYER - WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP FOR BUYING A HOME?
Before you can purchase a home, you’ll need approved financing unless paying cash. I can recommend trusted lenders if you need them.
High scores will make that approval fast and easy.
With this knowledge, you can easily create a budget and start looking for homes within your range.
BUYER - HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BUY A HOME?
Buyers take an average of 4 to 6 months sometimes longer to choose a home and make an offer. The buying process itself, which begins when an offer is accepted, can take about 20 to 45 days to finalize.
You will need an inspection, appraisal, title search, approved financing, and closing date.
Having a top real estate agent can help speed that up.
BUYER - SHOULD I SELL MY HOME BEFORE BUYING A NEW ONE?
It depends on how far along you are in your home search process.
Selling your home first can give you a significant advantage over other potential buyers.
If you find a listing you really love, you can make a strong offer with the cash you made from the sale without worrying about going over your budget.
Since you won’t feel rushed to accept an offer on your own home, you can wait until someone makes an offer you like.