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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, we are here to guide you every step of the way.
Everyone’s home buying and selling journey looks different. That’s why we have a network of trusted professionals to make your journey stress-free.
We’ve put together our most asked questions to help you navigate home buying and selling. If you have any additional questions, our team will be happy to help you.
HOME BUYER FAQ
Everyone’s timeline is different, but there are a few key factors to consider before purchasing a home. You will need to establish a good credit score, be able to afford your monthly payments, and have a stable income. It’s best to get pre-approved before you start shopping. I absolutely love working with first-time homebuyers (or any homebuyer)! If you aren’t sure where to start or how to get pre-approved, I’m happy to help.
To be pre-approved for a mortgage means that a bank or lender has investigated your credit history and determined that you would be a suitable candidate for a mortgage. They will look at your credit scores, debt to income ratio, employment history, etc. They will prequalify you for a loan. Once you get a house under contract, they will need tax returns, W2s, etc. to start the process of getting the loan closed.
It’s almost always better to buy! Some benefits include tax breaks, building credit, and a sense of pride from owning a home. If you’re considering buying, set up a call with our team and we can help!
I get it. Everyone looks at homes online before contacting a Realtor®. Before looking at homes in person, I prefer to have an in-person or over-the-phone preliminary consultation. During that meeting, we will come up with a “must have” list for your future home. This can consist of the number of rooms, the number of bathrooms, desired amenities, backyard size, and much, much more.
While home warranties are optional, we highly recommend getting one! Home warranties help alleviate unnecessary financial stress when major appliances go out unexpectedly. But don’t stress about paying for one out of your own pocket! It can always be added as part of the contract negations for the seller to pay for it!
Every property is different! It depends on market conditions, interest rates, desirability, etc. That is why you need to hire a Realtor®. We are experts at evaluating all of this to help you put a sensible offer on a house and negotiate the contract.
Believe it or not, the seller pays the commission to a buyer’s agent for all houses listed on the MLS! So if you are looking to purchase a home, it’s a no-brainer to have a Realtor help you! It won’t cost you a dime!
The home buying process varies. It depends on how fast you want to go. Some people put an offer on the first house they find. For some people, it takes months to find the perfect house. Once you put an offer in, expect an average of 30 days to get to the closing table and into your new home!
Your closing will likely be held at the office of the title company. My goal, as part of my concierge service, is to get you to the closing table with the least amount of stress possible! When you arrive at the title company, all you’ll need to bring is your ID and your check for the down payment! Until that point, you take care of the packing and I’ll take care of the selling!
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, I’ve got a guy for that! I’m here to answer any questions you may have about the home buying process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me today! Let’s get the conversation started!
Everyone’s timeline is different, but there are a few key factors to consider before putting your house on the market. The best way to navigate the beginning steps is to have a pre-listing appointment with me. This is a no commitment, no pressure meeting where we meet at the property to discuss the expectations, time frames, possible updates to the property to get it “show ready”, and estimated net proceeds.
That time frame is completely up to you. Once we complete the pre-listing appointment, we will both have a realistic time frame of when the property will be ready to list. We’ll set a preliminary list date and I’ll keep in touch with you along the way to make sure we’re on track for the estimated list date.
Commission is not a set number nor do we have a “standard” amount. It will vary depending on each situation. That’s why I prefer a pre-listing appointment to discuss those details with you before you sign a listing agreement.
I utilize my Interior Design degree to make sure your house is staged properly. On top of that, for every house I list, I hire a professional photographer to make sure you get the highest quality photos for advertising. My husband and team member is an expert in graphic design and advertising. He handles ALL my advertising for me. Print ads are a thing of the past. We utilize social media ads, virtual tours, and Facebook live videos. All of this comes free to you as a part of our listing package.
Absolutely! But it is has to be agreed upon by you and me. Meaning, if you aren’t comfortable having lots of people in your home, then we don’t have to do one. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. It depends on location, price, time of year, etc. This is something we will discuss at the time of the listing so that you know the expectations from the beginning. But to be honest, if your house hasn’t sold after 30 days, I prefer to do a Realtor Open House. I invite the Faulkner County Board of Realtors to tour your home to give us honest, professional feedback.
I’m glad you asked! For every house I list, you automatically get a FREE home warranty that covers your house during the listing period. No strings attached.
The home selling process varies. Once you accept an offer, expect an average of 30 days to get to the closing table!
The buyer will have 10 business days to have the home inspected and turn in a list of repair requests once you go under contract. Once those items are negotiated, the appraiser will come out and evaluate and appraise your property. You’ll have until the day before closing to take care of getting any requested repairs completed. And that is pretty much it! After that, you do the packing and I do the selling and will work behind the scenes to keep the file moving along toward closing day!
Your closing will likely be held at the office of the title company. My goal, as part of my concierge service, is to get you to the closing table with the least amount of stress possible! When you arrive at the title company, all you’ll need to bring is your ID!
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, I’ve got a guy for that! We are here to answer any questions you may have about your home buying process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me today! Let’s get the conversation started!