Should I get a real estate agent?
Buying a house without a real estate agent can be very tricky, especially when not knowing the current market. A real estate agent can help you navigate the confusing world of Home Buying and also help you negotiate the best possible fit for you and your family.
Should I first find a Mortgage Lender?
A lender can be a great place to start! This will give you an idea of what your overall budget will be and how expensive your monthly mortgage payment will be.
Why are they selling this house?
Nobody wants to buy a home with a bad history or hidden problems. This is why a home inspection by a reputable inspector is key with every home purchase. Most realtors will setup a home buying deal that is contingent on the home inspection.
What is a competitive offer?
Good question! A competitive over will need to be discussed directly with your real estate agent as every home, and every market is different. Sometimes we can get an estimate based on how long the home has sat on the market, however this is best to discuss directly with your agent.
Does the seller respond quickly?
This can vary, depending on how many offers the seller is considering, to frankly how busy the seller may be. If they are working directly with an agent the process tends to go faster as there is a constant point of contact that can be reached.