What is the first thing I need to do to buy a house?

The first thing you need to do is to get your Pre-Qualification letter from a mortgage Loan Officer. With that letter, you will know what price range you are looking in for a home, and what to expect for cash required at closing. Check out my resources page for a Loan Officer.

How long does it take to buy a house?

It can take a little while to find your home. But, once you’ve made an offer, and it’s been accepted, it can take only 30 to 60 days to close.

Do I need a REALTOR® to buy or sell a home?

No, you don’t need a REALTOR® to buy or sell a home. However, a real estate agent is a licensed professional who is able to negotiate on your behalf, market your home, be at inspections when you cannot be, understands the required disclosures, protects your interests, and makes sure the transaction goes as smoothly as possible, just to name a few of the many things we do. You can check out my Buyer’s Guide or my Seller’s Guide to see what I do for you.

I’m a First-time Home Buyer

First-time buyers have so many questions, and they should ask them all! Every buyer and every transaction is unique. Your best bet is to schedule a time to meet with your REALTOR® to go over your specific situation. You can do that here.

What is the first thing I need to do to sell my home?

The first thing you should do is talk with your REALTOR® to discuss your specific needs. Selling a home isn’t necessarily just about price; it can be about timing, financial outlay, or any number of other considerations. To get an idea of what your agent does for you, check out my Seller’s Guide.

How long will it take to sell my house?

The time it takes to sell you home depends on a number of market factors such as: What is the supply and demand of housing? What is the condition of your home? Is there any deferred maintenance? Is it priced correctly? Many of these questions are answered with a Comparative Market Analysis. You can get one here.

Should I get a Home Inspection?

Yes. Whether you are buying a new construction home or an existing home, you should always get a home inspection. A professional home inspector will see the condition of the property and help you to better determine the value of the property. If you need a professional home inspector, you can find a few on my Resource page.

Why won’t my real estate agent answer questions about my loan? And why won’t my loan officer answer questions about my home purchase?

Short answer is that they are two different professionals handling two different aspects of your transaction. Think of it like doctors. You go to a podiatrist to help you with your feet and a dentist to help you with your teeth. Both are professionals helping your with your health, but they are not interchangeable.

If you did not find the answer to your specific question, please reach out or schedule a time to talk.

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