Your Buying and Selling How-To Guide
Most people will tell you that Buying or Selling a home may be one of the most complicated, emotional and nerve racking processes of your entire life. But it doesn’t have to be! With experts like The Roxburgh Group on your side, this major life decision can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. See our top Buying and Selling steps below to make your next move a positive one!
Buying a Home
1) Ask yourself, are you ready for the next step of home ownership?
Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, purchasing a home is a financial and emotional decision that requires a lot of thought and consideration. Make a list of what is not working for you in your current condition and what you wish a new home could provide.
2) Get a Realtor
3) Speak with a Mortgage Lender
Find out all of your financial standings before you being your home search. By knowing your finances and what you can afford, it will ensure that you find that perfect dream home within your means.
4) Begin your home search
Now for the fun part! Or at least we think so! Contact your personal buyers agent to begin the search for your home. Come prepared with a list of must-haves and qualities you are looking for in a home or neighborhood. Our experienced Realtors can help educate you on what is available in the local market while helping you make an informed decision about which home to chose.
5) Pick the perfect place for you!
We don’t want you to just like your home – we want you to LOVE it! No matter what the housing market is doing, we will work diligently to find and fight for the right home for you! Let us do the negotiating and contract writing so that all paperwork is in order and nothing gets missed.
6) Follow us through the process
We strive to make each and every home purchase a success and have many systems in place. We will help you find home insurance, negotiate inspections, navigate appraisals and complete the home buying process. With our expert team on your side, we can assure the process with be smooth all the way until closing.
7) Enjoy your new home!
Once you have signed the papers, you have officially survived this huge life change! Congratulations! As you settle in and make your house a home, remember that we are still here to help you with anything you may need! We have a network of professionals that are just waiting to help you!
Selling a Home
1) Evaluate your situation
Take a moment to determine a few key items before listing your home. What is your timeline for selling? Are there any outside factors that could motivate you to move now rather than later? How are your finances set up to manage transactional costs and remaining equity? If you need assistance in evaluating your needs and wants, give us a call! We would be happy to help of connect you with someone that could answer your questions.
2) Give us a call!
We would be happy to help assess your home and give you advice on how to effectively price and market your home for your area. Because we are partnered with RE/MAX Associates, we have countless resources and materials to get your home seen and sold!
3) Prepare your home for listing
While your home is comfortable and cozy and works just right for you and your family, most homes need a little bit of maintenance before they are ready to list. By simply updating a few key areas, a home can show much better and allow buyers to visualize themselves in the space. We can help give an objective opinion on what home improvements would help your home sell or direct you to a professional to help you get your home in tip top shape!
4) Price your home competitively from the start
It is our job to continuously analyze the real estate market in many different areas and locations around the valley. By looking at past, present and potential market statistics, we can help you price your home competitively from the moment it hits the market.
5) Let us do the hard work
Once a price has been set and a home is ready for listing, don’t waste your time dealing with marketing your home. We are experts at getting your listing seen by the agents and buyers who are actively looking. Whether online or in your neighborhood, let us find the buyers while you sit back and relax.
6) Follow us through the process
Now that your home is listed, be ready for showings and lots of them! The more buyers that see your home, the better chance your home will sell faster and for top dollar! While agents and buyers are seeing the home, leave it to us to collect feedback, market statistics and listing reports on your property. Once an offer is submitted, our expert agents will aide you in negotiating inspections, navigating appraisals and completing the process until closing.
7) What's Next?
When you leave the office at closing, you will have officially and successfully sold your home! Congratulations! Now on to the next big adventure. Maybe that includes a new house that functions even better than the last. Don't know where to start? We are still right here to help you!
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