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Home Buying and Selling

Preparing to buy or sell your home? The real estate team at RE/MAX Professionals is ready to help. Our qualified REALTORS can help you take care of all the details and ensure that you get the best possible price for your home. We focus on helping you sell your home quickly, and if you're in the market for a new home, we want to help you find just the place you've been looking for.

The Basics of Buying and Selling

If you are preparing to buy a new home, it is important to understand the price range that you can afford. By becoming pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage loan, you can find out how much you can spend on your new home. Buyers should also think about the neighborhoods they are interested in living in and what features they desire for their future home.

On the other hand, sellers must carefully consider how they will price their home. It is important to price a home competitively in order to prevent it from sitting on the market too long. To set the right price, sellers should take into account the sale prices of comparable properties in their neighborhood as well as the current real estate market trends.

Making the Most of an Open House Visit

When you visit a prospective home during an open house, take note of the other visitors. Are visitors entering the home and then leaving quickly, or are they lingering and asking questions? An open house with visitors who are sticking around often indicates that the home is a well-priced and desirable property. Take the opportunity to ask the listing agent any questions you have about the property. It is a good idea to ask questions about the house itself, the seller, the home's price, and the general level of interest in the home. An open house is also a great chance to get a closer look at a home, and maybe even a second or third look at the property if you are seriously interested.

Preparing to Sell Your Home

When you decide to sell your home, you will first need to get it market ready. Analyze your home to determine what needs to be cleaned, repaired, or painted. After making these changes, consider in which season you would like to place your home on the market. While homes are sold year-round, the summer season tends to be the most popular for buying and selling. Also, consider making some small investments to improve the value of your property. Landscaping and cosmetic improvements can have a big impact on how quickly your home is sold and can garner a higher price for your home.

At RE/MAX Professionals, our team of REALTORS is happy to help you prepare for every aspect of buying or selling your home. We can help you find the perfect home at the right price, as well as help you price and market your listing competitively for a quick sale. Contact us today to find out more about how we can serve you in your real estate transactions.