Real Estate FAQs

Real Estate Frequently asked questions

Real Estate FAQs - Common Buyer's Questions

Q: What the first step of the home buying process?

A: The first step is to find out what you're qualified to purchase. I can help you with that! Contact me to get more information.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home?

A: That will vary depending on a few factors. First, the number of homes on the market that fit your budget will play a role. Some buyers fall in love with the first home they see, and others look at dozens of homes. Once you find the home of your dreams, the timing will be negotiated with the sellers. Your bank will usually take 30–45 days to finalize. If you are paying cash, you can usually close within 2 weeks. 

Q: Should I sell my current home before buying a new one?

A: If you need the equity in your current home before purchasing a new home, then yes.  It's a good idea to, at the very least, have your home listed before beginning to look for a new home. 

Q: Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?

A: Yes. 

Q: How do I know if the property is a good deal?

A: Having a market analysis on the home you're interested in purchasing is definitely a good idea. This will help you understand if you are getting the best possible price for the home that you're interested in purchasing. I can do that for you!

Q: Should I order a home inspection? 

A: Yes

Q: Do I need to do a final walk-through?

A: Yes

Real Estate FAQs - Common Seller's Questions 

Q: How much needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market?

A: To get top-dollar for your home, it's a good idea to at the very least, have your home updated. A fresh coat of neutral color paint, and updated kitchens and baths are important. At the very least, make sure your home is clean! 

Q: How much is my house worth?

A: Your home value will depend on several factors. Location and condition of your home along with the current housing market will determine the selling price. To find out what your home is worth you can contact me for a FREEmarket analysis

Q: How long will it take to sell my home?

A: The market time varies in every community. To sell your home as quickly as possible, it's important to price it right! 

Q: Is staging really important?

A:  Yes. In most cases, having your home staged will increase your home's value and decrease the time it's on the market. Staging your home properly will put you ahead of your competition. 

Q: Should I be present when buyers view my house?

A: Buyers usually like to see the home without the owner being present. They will always be accompanied by a professional real estate agent.

Q: What is the agent's commission?

A: There is not an "average" commission; it's negotiable. But, remember - you get what you pay for!