How to Make Real Estate as Painless as Possible

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Buying or selling a home can be very emotional. There are many moving parts and a lot of different people involved along the way. This can be very confusing when your ready to make a move. What do you do first? Most people start looking for a home 6 months before they actually decide to get in the market. This can be good and sometimes it can be bad. The reason why i say this is because  you can see whats out in the market and educate yourself to see what homes are going for that match your needs. The bad part? Well if you don’t know what you can afford (your buying power) you may be setting yourself up for an unrealistic expectation. So where do you start?

  1. Find a Licensed Real Estate agent A licensed Real Estate Salesperson is the quarterback of the process. He/She will be able to explain the process and get you in touch with all of the right people who will make it as painless as possible. The right agent will be able to set you up for success and explain things in terms that make sense to you.
  2. Talk to a Mortgage consultant– Knowing your buying power is crucial to how your REALTOR will work with you to get you what you want on the budget that works that makes sense. You REALTOR will be able you let you know who is out there and who will make the most sense for you.
  3. Talk to a Real Estate attorney Make sure that you use an attorney that practices real estate law. All attorneys can do it but real estate attorneys know time lines and will make sure to follow key timelines that will keep you on track. Your Realtor can refer you to attorneys that has a great reputation.
  4. Use a reputable Home inspector – When you find a home, get a home inspection. A good home inspector will be able to walk you through the inspector and tell you what needs to be done and what is maintenance.

This will be a good start. If you want more information, email me today jzwelling@realtyusa.com and check out my webpage http://www.realtyusa.com/zwellinj

 

 

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