How to Start the Buying Process

There are four phases of the home buying process: preparation, home search, negotiation, and closing. Today, we'll focus on phase one: the preparation process.

Preparation includes a few different things. Don't skip the preparation phase and dive into searching for a home. In the long run, that could cost you money.

The first part of preparation is gathering information. Talk to friends or family members who have recently bought a home, and, of course, talk to an agent. We would be happy to answer any questions you have before you get started.

The next thing to do is hire an agent who will work in your best interest. They will not only help you find the home, but they will also save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Our VIP Buyer program is designed to do just that.

The third part of preparation is getting your financing together. You need to make sure that everything is in line so that the moment you find your dream home, you can pounce.

If you have any questions about today's video or about the home buying process, give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help you!

How Can You Sell Your Home Quickly and for Top Dollar?

Today, I discuss three things that cost sellers money when selling their property.

  • Not taking care of the condition and showability: The buyer who is willing to pay the most amount of money for the property is a buyer who is expecting everything to be turnkey. They don't want to have to go in and put a bunch of money into fixing the place up. They want to move in and start living! 

  • Overpricing the property: We are in a very hot seller's market, which means it's easy to sell fast and for more money. However, you still have to price your home to the market and be competitive about your price. Properties that have to reduce their price take three times longer to sell than properties that are priced right from the beginning. 

  • Hiring a discount broker or an inexperienced agent: This is really not a list it and sell it type of market. There is a huge difference between a top agent, who invests in the right tools to market the home and generate demand, and a discount broker with limited experience. 

In our market, the average seller is going to sell their home for 96.4% of the original asking price. However, 
people who work with our team sell for an average of 100.3% of the original asking price! If you want to get the most out of your home sale, give us a call. We would love to help you accomplish your selling goals!