Common questions that we have answers to..
Q. We’ve only looked on the internet, where do we go from here?
Give us a call. Sometimes looking on the internet doesn’t help in finding most update to date information. We’ll discuss with you your motivation for moving as well as things like, location, price range, and other general information. We then invite you to sit down with us and set up your very own search criteria so you get things that are exactly what you are looking for and we will show you what is currently on the market, followed by the opportunity to look around neighborhoods and see some homes.
Q. When is the best time to start looking?
When you start to contemplate a move. This will help you to understand what is available to you in your price range and see if there are homes that would fit your needs. If were are listening carefully our agents should be able to show you everything that fits your criteria with a day or two. No need to be concerned if it should take longer though. We are here to work for you!
Q. Do we need to contact a lender before we meet?
This is very helpful because just like having a kid go through a candy store and then telling them they can’t have any, it is not a good idea to look at lots of homes and later find out they are not in your price range. It will only make it harder to look at those homes that are in your price range.
Q. What other costs are involved?
We highly recommend that you get an inspection of the house you decide you would like to purchase. Inspections range in price form $200 on up depending on location and size of the property. Closing fees are another additional expense that is typically split one half buyer and one half seller which pays the title company for closing the transaction and making sure the title is transferred properly. Your lender will also have a few expenses that you should be able to ask ahead of time. Some of these might include fees for a credit report and an appraisal.
Q. How much do you charge?
Our services are paid by a percentage of the cost of the home and are typically paid by the seller in a transaction. Buyer’s rarely have to pay an agent for their services.
Q. How long does it typically take to close on a home?
This depends widely on your lender but most lenders prefer a month to get everything in line. If you are not taking a mortgage you can close as quickly as the paperwork can be put together, usually within a week.