You’ve Got Questions. I’ve Got Answers
Learn all about my business, and why I’m the right Real Estate Agent for you. Find a list of frequently asked questions below. If there’s something I’ve missed, please reach out and let me know how I can help you.
What does it cost to sell a home?
The average cost to sell a house is nearly 15% of its sale price—which includes agent commissions, home improvements, closing costs and moving fees. So if you sell a home for $250,000, you might pay around $37,000 to cover selling expenses. Most of these expenses are paid through the close of escrow and not up front.
How long does it take to buy a home?
From start (searching online) to finish (closing escrow), buying a home takes on average about 10 to 12 weeks. Once a home is selected an the offer is accepted, the average time to complete the escrow period on a home is 30 to 45 days (under normal market conditions). Though, well-prepared home buyers who pay cash have been known to purchase properties faster than that.Market conditions are a major factor in how fast homes are sold.
What is the benefit of using a real estate agent to buy a home?
A real estate agent will get you a better price while saving you time. They have access to MLS tools that unfortunately you will not have access to. Agents have an inner professional network that consists of other agents and multiple affiliated business experts. And most importantly, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE!
Should I order a home inspection?
Yes! Home inspections are required if you plan on financing your home with an FHA or VA loan. For other mortgage programs, inspections are not required. However, home inspections are highly recommended because they can reveal defects in the home that are not easily detected. Home inspections bring peace of mind to one of the biggest investments of a lifetime.