I have strong relationships with several support partners who can assist you at various stages of the purchase or sale process. Contact me for referrals to mortgage representatives, attorneys, home inspectors, radon testers and more.
Working with an experienced agent is the most important step toward marketing your home or property for sale. I offer a full-service marketing program that includes professional photography, online and print advertising (Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Buffalo Home Finder, etc), social media advertising, professional yard signage and more.
How long does it typically take to close on my home?
On average, it takes about 60 days from the date your contract is signed until closing.
Should I wait to list my current home until I find the home I want to buy?
There is no slam-dunk answer to this question as there are pros and cons on both sides. In most cases, the reason you would want to buy your next home before selling your current one is because you find something you feel you cannot pass up, sooner than you anticipated. While purchasing your new home before selling your current one can offer some attractive benefits, careful consideration must be given to your financial position and whether your bank is willing to grant you a second mortgage (which is how they view it, even though the situation is meant to be temporary). Let's talk more about the implications of purchasing before you sell and how it applies to your specific situation. I can go deeper into the ramifications in order to help you arrive at the decision that best suits you.
What happens if I change my mind after I sign the purchase contract?
While you can technically always back out of a deal, doing so without a legitimate reason (as defined in your contract) will generally mean you forfeit your earnest money deposit.
What is a seller's market and what does that mean for me?
A seller’s market occurs when housing inventory is low and buyer demand is high. A seller’s market is an ideal time to sell your home as it is more likely that you receive a sale price that’s higher than your listing price, or at least more than the lowest price you’d be willing to accept for your home.
If you’re buying a home in a seller’s market, be aware that there will likely be multiple buyers trying to purchase the same property and the seller will have the advantage of selecting the offer that is most attractive. I have helped many buyers win out over other bidders in multiple offer situations by formulating the most attractive offer (and not necessarily the highest price!)
When will I be able to see the house I am buying again?
You will have a final walk through roughly 24 hours before closing. This will be your opportunity to inspect the property to ensure it is in the condition your agreed upon and that any repairs included as part of the negotiation were made.