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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Should I stage my home?”]Home-staging can make a HUGE difference for homeowners looking to sell! An NAR study showed that 77{07cd5acca28eea46f27305285ba8e8aba8eec8cbc9c721a2ad8b9804059f1c45} of people think it’s easier to visualize a house as their future home if it’s been staged[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”What’s my budget for buying a home?”]Don’t spend more on a house than you can afford!  It can be tempting to try and push the needle, especially when competition is high, but being patient will be better for your finances in the long run.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Should I get pre-approved for a home?”]Get pre-approved for a loan so you have a better sense of what you can afford. That’ll help you better understand what’s within your budget and where to start your home search.  Some seller will not even look at your offer unless it is accompanied by a pre-approval letter.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Is now a good time to buy or sell?”]Right now, it’s a great time to sell! However, the economy, inventory, areas and price point will drive the best time for buying and selling. These can all change quickly and go in opposite directions. A strong economy equates to a lot of purchasing and low inventory equates to a great time to sell if properties are not sitting on the market for too long. Central areas such as the inner loop[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How much should I disclose?”]It can be tempting to try and slide problems under the rug, but you’ll avoid much bigger issues with buyers down the road if you’re upfront from the start.  My advice is, disclose, disclose, disclose![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Do I have to put 20% down to buy a house?”]The 20% rule for down payments is definitely a myth! Some loans have a down payment of less than 5% and you can even ask for a seller contribution to help offset your buyers closing costs.  All financial advice is predicated on your credit.  Give me a call or send me an email, so we can talk about your options![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How much is my home worth?”]There are a number of factors that dictate a home’s worth — the value of similar homes in the area, lot size, recent renovations, the list goes on! Email or call me to get a quick estimate![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Is it easy to sell a home with a realtor?”]Websites and apps make it a breeze to search for homes, but showings, contracts and closing are a lot to navigate solo — it’s HUGE to have an agent there to help you through the process.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”What’s the market like in my area?”]Let our agents study your market area and discuss the details with you.  And don’t forget location, location, location.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How long will it take to sell my house?”]How long your home is on the market depends on whether it’s show-ready, how popular the neighborhood is, list price vs market value, and several other factors. We can talk more about your home specifically if you give me a call or send me an email today.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Does a seller need to be home for a showing?”]Not necessarily. It depends on the specific showing instructions that are set for homes in the listing instructions.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”What do I owe you if you help me make an offer on a property and they don’t except the offer or we can’t come to an agreed price?”]The services to the buyer are free! When a real estate agent represents you in purchasing a property, he or she earns a commission from the seller only if there is an executed contract.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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