There are a lot of questions when it comes to buying and selling your property. From the beginning, first time homebuyers are brand new to home buying, which of course brings up many questions! People live in their home, on average, for 9 years before selling, so most people may only use real estate services a few times in their life. So even veterans of real estate have many questions! At Location Williamson we know that purchasing and/or selling a property can be confusing at times and we’re here to make this an enjoyable process for you! Here are the answers to the most common questions we hear.
What’s the first step to buy a home?
Pre-approval. It’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan so you’ll know how much you can afford. Sellers also like offers from buyers who are pre-approved. There’s more confidence the deal will go through when you’re already pre-approved for the loan!
How long does it take to buy a home?
Once you decide on a property and the offer is accepted, closing on the property can take 30-45 days.
What’s the best advice for first time home buyers?
Trust your REALTOR®! Using professionals in your home buying process is absolutely vital. Location Williamson has the expertise to help find the perfect home for you. We take on your home buying needs with professionalism and passion! We walk with you through every step of this process. Tell us about the property you’re looking to buy here.
How much do I need to put down as a down payment?
This depends on the loan. A typical down payment is 3-5%. If you put 20% down you avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI).
What other costs are there with buying a home?
The actual amount of costs is different with each buyer. You can expect closing costs and lending fees in addition to your down payment.
Do I need to call the listing agent to tour the home they are selling?
Nope! You just need to call your REALTOR® to set up a showing.
What should I price my house at?
There are several factors that go into pricing a property to sell. Your real estate agent should know the area well and have the right resources to price your property effectively. At Location Williamson, we have the expertise to price your home to sell at what it’s worth. Tell us about the property you’re looking to sell!
Why should I use a REALTOR®?
Using a REALTOR® to sell your property is a must! Making the mistake of not using a real estate agent will affect your house sale. When you use a real estate agent, your property sells quicker and for a better price than if you sold it by owner. Location Williamson not only has the qualified skills to provide the best service to you, we have proven marketing methods to get your property SOLD!
How do I prepare my home to sell?
It’s vitally important to get your property in top condition to sell. Clearing the clutter is the number 1 way to prepare your home to sell. At Location Williamson we offer staging services to help you get your property in top selling condition. We also have a FREE “Getting Your Home in Top Selling Condition” checklist to guide you as well. Call us at 615.469.1412 to request your checklist!
How will you sell my property?
Putting the property for sale on the MLS, hosting open houses, and other marketing techniques are part of what goes into selling a property. Location Williamson uses traditional and digital marketing methods to get your property sold. We use professional pictures and video that are broadcasted on the web and social media. We also feature new listings on our blog. Check out our blog posts for current and previous listings here!
We know there is a lot that goes into buying and selling a home for sale. Without a doubt, you can trust Location Williamson with your property buying and selling needs. We are here with any questions you may have and would love to help you on this next journey. Tell us how we can serve you! Call us at 615.469.1412 or tell us about the property you want to sell or buy online!