As an agent, you’re job isn’t done – and you don’t get paid – until the transaction has closed. There are a variety of roadblocks that can prevent a closing. Some you can’t control (buyer loses a job, etc.), and some you can. For a smoother road to closing, ensure that you’re doing these 4 things at the start.
Buying a house seems simple enough. Look through the listings online, pick what you want and away you go. Hold your horses there, partner. Buying a home is an important financial transaction that requires some very important steps:
A low appraisal is an unwelcome surprise to sellers. Emotional attachment and perceived value often lead homeowners to think their house is worth more than it is.
What appraisers look for
There are many variables that go into a home valuation. Appraisers are looking at five categories to get an accurate appraisal:
When you sell your home, one of the catch phrases you’ll hear is “curb appeal”. Your home’s exterior and landscaping represent the “first impression” for potential buyers. But curb appeal done right has more benefits than you think.