Most Buyers Have These Questions....
Q: How much home can I afford?
A: Unless you have a boat load of cash, chances are you are going to be financing. Now there are tons of different mortgage lenders out there so you as the buyer need to do research and find out which mortgage company will fit your wants and needs the best. Once you find the right lender, I suggest getting pre approved so you can find out what price range home will best fit your budget. After that process, contact me so we can go start looking at homes!
Q: Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?
A: You can - sort of. Unless you are in a position to buy a home before yours sells, most homeowners do not want the financial burden of carrying two mortgages. With that being said, often times sellers are up in the air in regards to "Am I going to find a home that I love within such a short period of time?" My suggestion is lets go look at a few homes to see if there is enough on the market that you like or could see yourself in. Then let's get your home listed! It is very tricky to say home long it will take for your home to sell, so you as a seller need to be patient with the market. Once we receive a ratified contract, we can find you a home and then write your offer contingent upon the settlement of your current home. That is usually how this process works.
Q: How many homes should I see before making an offer?
A: This is the never ending question. Most buyers today do their own research through the power of the internet and find plenty of homes that they want to look at. As a rule of thumb, I would suggest sending myself over 10 properties at a time and we choose 3-5 to look at in one showing schedule. This way you, the buyer, won't become overwhelmed with looking at too many properties in one day. Once you have found your dream home, you will know it, and once you get that feeling, that is when we write an offer!
Q: How quickly can I close (get inside my dream home and call it MINE!)?
A: Typically this depends upon the buyers finances. Cash buyers can typically close quicker than a buyer who is financing due to how long it takes to get a mortgage. If you are financing, it will normally take between 45 - 60 days to reach settlement, but this also depends on the seller too so that this will work for them.
Q: How do I know that I am getting a good deal?
A: You need to trust me as your agent that I have done my homework and looked at every comparable home available to make sure that you as my client are not over paying for a property. So trust in me to do my job!
I hope that this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me from the window on the right side of your screen! Thanks!