Posts Tagged ‘home for sale’

The Advantages of a Buyer’s Agent

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The entire ‘home search’ process will change. You won’t personally need to make appointments with many individual Realtors to look at homes because the agent will make the arrangements for all the homes you want to see. Rather than trying to sell you only on the positive amenities of the home you’re looking at, the agent will help you discover the features that may not be the most positive of the home as well.

And best of all , you will have a professional Realtor working diligently and and just for you — not the seller. The buyer’s agent is not interested in selling you a particular home or neighborhood and will be inclined to show you possibilities you never thought to consider. And through networking with area Realtors, we often find our clients homes that are not even on the market. These are the types of steps that separate the best from the rest in this business.

How much will this cost?

You will never be charged for services. Even though the buyer’s agent is representing you and working on your behalf, the seller will pay the fees. You’ll pay nothing, zero, zilch !

The Realtor who has listed a home for sale in the area receives a commission from the seller and has agreed to share one-half of that commission with the broker or agent who sells the property. This method of sharing the commission allows the buyer to work with a buyer’s agent without paying a fee for these services.

A buyer’s agent can help locate the right homes:

We’ll search the Multiple Listing Service for homes that meet your specific criteria — not just homes listed by the local Realtors, but homes from all around the area.

How does this differ from what you’re currently doing yourself? Many companies don’t allow their listings to appear on various web sites . And some don’t post the addresses, hoping you’ll call their agents for further information.

Your agent will find those houses . Each house will be carefully screened, and we will e-mail you only those that appear to meet your needs. We know the neighborhoods, so we won’t send you listings of properties that do not offer what you are looking for.

As your Buyer’s Agent, we don’t become emotionally involved. We’ll advise you on both the negative as well as positive factors of each home . While you’re walking through the home to see if you’d like to live there, we’ll be checking the overall condition, including the foundation, roof, heating system, and appliances to see if there will be any major expenses to be concerned about.

Counsel and advice:

What is good, professional advice worth to you? Its hard to hold back on your emotions when making a housing decision. A home is where you create lifelong memories. It will be your family’s sanctuary, and that is why it is so important to have a professional real estate agent representing you.

Offer, Negotiation, and Details:

When you find a home for sale that you would like to purchase, we’ll provide you with a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) to guide you in making a price to offer . We will structure the offer to to aid in obtaining the home, and then we’ll expertly negotiate on your behalf throughout the entire transaction. Our goal and commitment is to find you a home that you love and strongly negotiate on your behalf for a successful home purchase.

After you and the seller have agreed on the terms and pricing , we will schedule all appropriate inspections. Should problems arise as a result of the inspections, we will act as your advocate in resolving these issues.

A lot has to happen between signing the purchase agreement and moving into the home! The Buyer’s Agent will attend to all the closing details and keep you informed about the transaction — each step of the way.

Sell Your Home Fast: Fixing it Up

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

 

When it comes to putting the home up for sale, most people want to sell the house as soon as possible because they have another home that they are ready to move to. The longer that they stay in the current house the more money that they are losing since they may be paying two mortgages instead of one. Thus, most people want to know what the secret is to selling your home fast. The best way to sell your home fast is to make sure that everything is in tip top shop. What does this involve?

 

In order to make sure that everything is up to standards, the person should make sure that anything that is broken is fixed. The best way to do this is to have an inspector come into the home and point out those things that are off, which would be the same things that they would report to potential buyers. Though this is going to cost you money, it is still going to make the home sell faster since you are going to fix the problems beforehand and not have to go through buyer after buyer who turns the hose down.

 

So what other problems loudly you look into fixing? The inspector is just going to focus on the house plumping, electrical and structure. It is up to the house owner to determine other problems, such as chipping paint outside, floors that need to be waxed and so forth. The person should make sure that they are doing everything on the inside of the home as well as the outside as to make sure that it is going to be ready to move into once they do sell the house. Buyers are more willing to buy a home that is move in ready than have to mess with a home that needs work.

 

The person should also use this time to make sure that the home is devoid of all clutter on the inside and outside of the home. If they already have a second home, then they should move their belongings to that home in order to allow buyers to see a clean slate once they walk into the home. People would be surprised at just how much these help to sell a home faster.

 

Overall, making sure that the house is in the best shape that is possible is going to be your key to making sure that you do not find buyers only to have them reject the offer later down the road.