3 Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a life-changing process that can be prompted by unforeseen circumstances. You could be moving into a smaller home after your kids have left the nest, relocating for a new job, or simply looking to purchase a new property. Regardless of the reasons for why you're planning to sell, you should remember these 3 important tips before you put your house on the market.

1. Attend Open Houses. You should visit the open houses within your community to assess your competition and determine if your home is comparable to other properties on the market. This will also provide insight on any repairs or upgrades your home may need in order to sell. 

2. Interview Different Realtors. Speak with at least 2-3 realtors, even if they were referred to you to make sure that they are a good match for you. You want to make sure that your realtor genuinely cares about your home. It's also suggested that you research their market strategies to learn more about how they are going to market your home and how they have sold homes in the past.

3. Know Your Exit Strategy. Make sure you have a plan for when your house sells! Consider these questions:

  • Are you going to rent?

  • Are you going to relocate?

  • Are you going to purchase another house?

  • Are you up/downsizing?

Understand what is available to you considering your circumstances and what is best for your family. It's always best to have a plan of action before putting your home on the market.

To learn more about your options contact Qulia Bryant today for your selling needs! Call us: 833-704-HOME or receive a Home Valuation to begin the home selling process!

 

Six Steps to Buying a Home

Whether you are a first time home buyer or currently a homeowner searching for a new property in a better neighborhood, the home buying process can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. That’s why we’ve broken down the home buying experience into six simple steps!

  1. Choose the right realtor. You want to make sure that your realtor understands your needs. They will work tirelessly to make the transition to finding your new home as simple and easy as possible. Which means less stress for you. Make sure your realtor is a professional who knows the market and can identify the best home for your value.

  2. Get Pre-approved. A pre-approval certifies that your lender has checked your credit and verified your documentation to approve a specific loan amount for your future home. This can be your bank, a mortgage lender, or local home buying programs.

  3. It’s time to shop! Now you can really begin your search for the perfect home and negotiate offers.

  4. Home Inspection. A home inspection is super important in determining if there are any defects to the property once you go under contract. There are a variety of home inspections including a full home inspection to radon inspections, so make sure you visit our post on the “Top 5 Home Inspections” you should consider before moving in!

  5. Home Appraisal. Getting a home appraisal provides a professional estimate on the value of the property. This will determine whether the home’s value is actually worth what you’re able or willing to pay.

  6. Congratulations you’re a homeowner! You’ve reached the final step. It’s now time to get the keys and go to closing.

To learn more from a qualified and experienced agent, contact us! Call: 833-704-HOME or email Qulia Bryant via quliasells@gmail.com for specific needs.

Source(s):

https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0411/5-things-you-need-to-be-pre-approved-for-a-mortgage.aspx

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/12/home-appraisals.asp

https://www.discover.com/home-loans/articles/the-home-appraisal-process

 

The Importance of a Home Warranty

A home warranty is one of the best forms of risk protection next to homeowners insurance. Once you become a homeowner, you’re investing in a property that requires proper care and upkeep. That’s why it is important to acquire a home warranty plan to help keep you prepared for unforeseen incidences and maintenance issues. So many homeowners save on out-of-pocket costs because they are covered by a home warranty plan. But what is it?

While home warranties and homeowners insurance both protect against unexpected circumstances, a home insurance policy covers any accidental damage to your home and belongings due to theft, storms, fires, and some natural disasters. Homeowners insurance will help repair any wreckage to your home or personal property that was stolen or damaged. This may also include liability coverage which can help cover legal and medical fees if someone is injured on your property.

Home warranties are not required but are highly suggested because it will provide coverage on expenses related to HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), plumbing, and home appliance repairs or replacements. This is an annual renewable contract that provides assistance in repairing electrical issues, leaks, and faulty appliances or will replace systems in your home that are beyond repair if they break down, such as a dishwasher or washer and dryer.

For all of those who are currently a homeowner or potential homeowners, please make sure you have a home warranty. Negotiate that within your contract and if you already own a home continue to renew your home warranty policy because it will definitely save you money in the future.

To learn more make sure to check out our video on “The Importance of Home Warranties” or reach out to our trusted agent, Qulia Bryant for more realty tips! Call us: 833-704-HOME or find your dream home online!

Sources:

https://www.ahs.com/home-matters/cost-savers/whats-the-difference-homeowners-insurance-vs-home-warranty/

https://www.allstate.com/tr/home-insurance/home-insurance-vs-home-warranty.aspx

https://www.thebalance.com/home-insurance-vs-home-warranty-4135608