Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered. My goal is to help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with Alex who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas that Alex can help you with:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
After initial consultation and fact finding about your dream home with Alex. Then he can recommend you a suitable mortgage lender. The lender will discuss with you about your current finance, and guide you step by step to achieve your mortgage objective.
Private showing and open house
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. Alex can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, potential opportunities and risk. Alex can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, Alex will look into the recent sales transaction record compare with the similar home in the area. Make sure buyer have a clear picture of the current market price in order to help determine the offer price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, Alex will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
After offer is being accepted. Alex will recommend few home inspectors for buyer. Home inspection is very important because home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs.
Purchase & Sales agreement (P&S)
After home inspection is completed. Purchase & Sales agreement is a legal contract to seal the deal before closing. It’s the key document to secure your purchase of your dream home. Both buyer and seller have to sign in order to move forward the next step.
One week before closing. Alex will do a final walkthrough with the buyer in the property with the seller agent. Make sure all the fixture, window treatment, appliances are working properly. Seller need to repair and fix any damage before closing.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In some areas, the escrow or title company handles the closing process, while in other areas an attorney handles it. Regardless of where you’re buying, Alex can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.
What is my home worth?
Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property transaction (6-12 months). Comparative market analysis (CMA) is one of the best options.
How can I sell at the highest price possible?
There are several simple, low-cost factors to determin the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.
How long will my home be on the market?
The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, competition, price, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is correctly priced, an offer should come in within 24 hours after first open house. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.
How can Alex help?
Alex can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing and handling the intricacies of closing. He will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price that you are looking for, follow up and make sure the transaction close on time and complete.