Jason Millward - Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

the process

The Selling Process

Buying

  1. Get Your Finances Together
    • Look at your income and expenses
    • What can you budget for a house payment?
    • How is your credit score?  
  2. Start Your Research
    • Figure out your must-haves
    • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?  Etc..
    • Sign up for My Portal to receive updated automatic search results based on your criteria
  3. Find the Right Realtor
    • Creating a relationship with the right real estate agent at the beginning of the process can be extrememly helpful
    • Commissions are usually paid by the seller, so it doesn't cost you anything
  4. Get Pre-Approved
    • Shop around to compare loan rates and fees, but remember service is just as important as cost
    • Your realtor can recommend a good local lender that is reliable
  5. Make an Offer
    • Work with your Realtor to negotiate a win-win offer
  6. Secure the Mortgage Loan
    • Pick your lender, apply for the loan, and submit required information
  7. Due Diligence
    • Review related documents
    • Get home Inspection
    • Appraisal and Loan Confirmation
  8. Close
    • The title company will facilitate the transfer and hand you the keys to your new home
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The Selling Process

Selling

  1. Get a Quick Home Valuation
  2. Think about Timing
    • Are you buying a new house before or after you sell?
    • Do you need to sell quickly and want cash now?  Click here.
  3. Find the Right Realtor
    • Interview and create a relationship with a good real estate agent
    • Despite the commission fees, experienced and knowledgeable Realtors can save you time, money, and aggravation
  4. Prep the Home
    • Your Realtor will help you price the home
    • Clean, declutter, repair, and improve home
    • Stage home
  5. Market the Home
    • You and your Realtor will create a marketing plan
    • Professional Photographs
    • MLS Listings
    • Open houses
    • Showing your home
    • Talk to your Realtor about different marketing strategies
  6. Receive Offers
    • Work with your Realtor to negotiate a win-win offer
  7. Work with Buyer Contingencies
    • Gather and deliver related documents
    • Prepare for home inspector
  8. Close
    • The title company will facilitate the transfer and wire any profits to your bank account
    • Possession of the property is usually given to the buyer on the closing day
The Selling Process

Renting

Are you thinking of renting instead of buying
  • There are a lot of variables to consider before making this decision.  Talk to your Realtor to see what your best options are.

Are you thinking of leasing your home instead of selling?
  • Should you rent your house out?
  • Would your home be a profitable rental?
  • As a real estate investor I can help you decide what may be best for your situation