Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Selling your home is a big deal. The decision to do so is usually not a quick one and the thought of selling your home can cause a series of mixed emotions- scared, excited, nervous, sad and a plethora of others.
Many home sellers decide to sell their home on their own in an attempt to save on real estate commissions and rightly so. This seems logical and the process seems easy enough- especially if this isn’t your first rodeo.
I often liken the selling process to brain surgery. You do everything you can to ensure it goes smooth but when it doesn’t you want a team of experts ready to 1) foresee the problem before it escalates 2) possess the knowledge and skill to navigate the situation and present the options 3) act decisively and confidently to handle any emergencies 4) remain unemotional and in control at all times 5) have compassion for those under their care.
The selling process involves so much more than just hanging a sign in your yard, taking some gr ...
Saturday, March 30, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
Mortgages are for buyers, why do I need to know about it, if I’m selling?
There are 2 things a seller needs to pay attention to:
Buyer Pre-Qualification or Pre-Approval
I often come across a lot of renters who do not have an idea of what it takes to buy a home. The variety and number of documents alone can be intimidating, but being a homeowner can be one of the most financially rewarding experiences in one’s life. However, that’s assuming that the buyer gets the right house, done in the right way.
Of course, there are other non-financial benefits too: fenced backyard for the dog, school for the kids, no neighbors above or below you, customizing your kitchen, and in some cases, having an attached garage. (This knowledge gives the seller a leg up in negotiations.)
Here’s What Buyers Need To Qualify in Today’s Market
Down Payment - Generally between 5-20 ...