Have you had a chance to check out my FAQs page? It is full of real estate information that I get asked about all the time and today I am highlighting five of my most asked real estate questions. Have something on your mind that I have not covered? Shoot me an email and I will answer your question on the blog next month!
FAQs For Buyers
What’s the cost to have a buyer’s agent represent you?
There’s zero cost to have our team represent you as a buyer in a real estate transaction. It is very common that the seller and seller’s agent pay a commission to the buyer’s agent, meaning no commisions come out of pocket for you! So with that said, you can see just how valuable it is to have your interests as a buyer represented in the purchase of your next home.
What is the first step in the home buying process?
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is the first step you need to take. Feel free to reach out me to connect you with lenders I work with often and trust. This also streamlines the closing process and makes home buying even easier on you.
FAQs For Sellers
In a seller’s market, why should I hire an agent?
A real estate agent is there to act on your behalf. As your agent, I will act as a buffer to take the spam out of your property showings and I will field calls that lead to nowhere saving you time and helping you find serious buyers who are ready to make an offer. I have an intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods and can help you with pricing your home and marketing it correctly. Your home will be added to the MLS so that a large number of buyers will have access to the property. I will also absorb the costs of advertising and marketing your home. I will help with all your negotiations to ensure a smooth process and will then handle the volumes of paperwork that follow a sale.
Can I back out of my contract with one buyer to accept a higher offer?
It would not be wise to try to back out of a contract because a purchase offer that is accepted is a legal contract that the buyer can seek legal remedies to enforce.
When is the best time to sell my home?
Every real estate market is different; therefore, the best time to sell a home will be different from real estate community to real estate community. However, in general, the spring months are the best time to be selling your home but selling in the winter has its advantages as well!
Check out my full list of frequently asked questions below and feel free to call me anytime if you have something on your mind.