A critical step in beginning your home search is finding out exactly how much you can afford and securing the necessary financing. Take the extra step to attain a preapproval! It will provide some advantages, such as understanding your financial condition - establishing exactly how much you can afford before you begin your search. When you find a home you wish to pursue, a solid preapproval letter helps the seller to understand you are serious and prepared for the homebuying process.
Making an offer.
There are multiple factors that create the market value of a home. It is important to understand factors that will affect the price of a home in the areas you are considering making a purchase. As your agent, I will provide you with insight you will need to make an offer your comfortable with.
Some components to consider:
Days on market
The homes value
The age and condition of the home
Level of competition
List to sale price ratio
Once you have an offer that has been accepted, we moved towards the closing.
Components of this part of the process include:
Title search/signing the purchase and sale
Understanding closing costs
Final walk through
*One tip to highlight that new homebuyers don’t necessarily think of: you should not buy any large ticket items between the time that you have gotten a preapproval and the time you close on a home! Hold off for any large purchases until after you have closed on your property!
Buying a home is one of life’s biggest investments, and most exciting adventures! As your agent, I’ll be a partner in the process; guiding you along the way to make your experience, smooth and successful!
Local market conditions continue to be very competitive in our area. You need to be prepared to put your best foot forward in order to realize success in our real estate market!
Prior to engaging in the home buying process, you want to be as financially fit-and financially savvy-as possible. Asses your credit score; eliminate debt where you can, make an appointment to see a mortgage broker to assess your purchase ability. Discuss with your lender and agent how interest rates affect your purchase power. In 2024, we expect to see adjustments in interest rates, so you want to discuss how those variables will affect the market with your agent and mortgage broker, to create your best home buying strategy.
When choosing me as your agent, you will have someone by your side, every step of the way!
Meet with you to discuss your needs and goals to plan your property search
Help you get preapproved for a mortgage and establish your budget
Show your properties that meet your criteria
Keep you informed of new properties that come on the market
Work with you to find the right home
Help you position you are offer
Assist you in negotiating your offer and your contract
Facilitate the home inspection, and
Prepare you for the home closing and keep you aware of associated costs
Keep you informed of the progress of your transaction .
It’s never too soon to start building a rapport with an agent and getting yourself repaired for the homebuying process! Contact me now to begin!
Preparing for the makret is critical to a successful sale!
Begin as early as possible- to be as prepared as possible!
1.) Declutter! You want your home to look as spacious and clean as possible!
2) Perform a serious deep clean! Knock down spiderwebs, clean the windows + blinds, floors+carpets, ceiling fans, wipe-
down cabinets. scrub tubs, tiles, toilets. Clean the basement and garage!
3) Make sure it smells good! Eliminate the smell of smoke, pets, the odors of athletic shoes/equipment.
4) Paint trim and door frames -and any walls that need a fresh update!
5) Open your blinds! A home that is light and bright is inviting to new buyers.
6) Tidy your pantry! Ensure that your storage space looks like it provides adequate storage.
7) Turn on the lights! Replace all burnt out lightbulbs, and make sure all your lighting is functional. Clean the switchplates, too.
8) Complete all those small repairs! If necessary, have a handyman come help with your punchlist-you don’t want to give a buyer reasons to be mentally taking value off your home.
9) Make the entryway inviting! A new coat of paint on the door, make sure the stairs are sturdy and clean, power wash the decks, touch up paint on railings. Add an inviting wreath, or a potted plant too the entrance-this can make the home look appealing from the street. Curb-appeal sells homes!
10) Add fresh flowers! This is a nice touch to add when you’re presenting your home to the market. Helps create a happy and welcoming space.
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