Brokers do more than bring in potential buyers and show up to have documents signed. They know all the ins and outs of both buying and selling a house. So if you are trying to sell your home, you really need to consider all your options to make your sale a success, including using a […]
Although many people think that they need a real estate broker to sell their home, no requirement or law mandates that you hire one to help you sell your home.
Should you fix up your house before selling? In most cases, yes, but the answer will depend on your unique situation. For example, if you need to leave your home quickly for financial or personal reasons, it may be best to sell your home “as is.” Discuss what is best for your home with an […]
Minimum improvements to consider making before selling your home include patching holes and cracks in the walls and ceilings and fixing broken appliances and HVAC systems—repair leaky faucets. Replace broken window glass and repair the roof if necessary. Change any dated light fixtures or ceiling fans.
The bottom line is if you believe your agent is totally wrong about what he or she thinks your house should sell for or if you are selling without a broker altogether, then get an appraisal. Otherwise, hold onto your checkbook. It is possible, when well negotiated, to have the appraisal paid by the buyers. […]
In most cases, the earnest money is refundable. It just depends on the circumstances. For example, if you tell the seller that you are backing out of the home buying process before certain deadlines, there should be no issue refunding the earnest money. The same applies if you did not break any contract rules. Our […]
Earnest money is put down before closing on a house to show you are serious about purchasing. It is also known as a good faith deposit. … Earnest money protects the seller if the buyer backs out. It is typically around 1% – 3% of the sale price and is held in an escrow account […]
A home inspection contingency allows buyers to learn about major and minor issues with a home before purchasing it. For example, home inspections can uncover potentially life-threatening problems like mold that could affect a person’s health or faulty wiring that could cause a significant fire. Potential red flags that can arise during a property home […]
It is the buyer’s responsibility to choose a home inspector and pay for it unless otherwise negotiated. They can choose any inspector, regardless of whether they are on a list of suggested inspectors supplied by the realtor or the realtor’s broker. Our office highly recommends that our clients do their due diligence when selecting their […]
An Inspection performed by a licensed professional home inspector, that is a comprehensive review of the home that is for sale, based on a visual evaluation and testing the home’s systems and components. The result is a home inspection report, which details the current condition of the home and alerts buyers to any major issues. […]