DO I REALLY NEED TO TEST FOR RADON?
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WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR DURING THE FINAL WALK-THROUGH?
IS BUYING BETTER THAN RENTING?
WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A HOME?
Below are some factors to consider:
- If you have children, considering the neighborhood and school district is often a top reason to choose a particular area.
- The cost of the home and whether or not you can afford it is also a key factor when deciding on a home.
- Is there enough room for your family to grow?
- If you like to entertain, do you have the space?
- Whether or not the home is a fixer-upper or is move-in ready?
Before you start looking for homes, it’s important to discuss needs and wants with your RE/MAX Service First trusted advisor. Your search criteria can then be filtered to provide a more efficient home search process. Technology is a strong suit of ours, and we have all the tools you will need to successfully find your new home but more importantly, love the home you find!
WHAT IS A SHORT SALE?
DO I NEED TO SELL MY HOME BEFORE BUYING ANOTHER HOME?
In today’s ultra hot market, however, if you find yourself competing against other offers, having this contingency may be a problem. One popular way to avoid this is to speak with our team of lenders who can guide you through the process of obtaining what is typically known as a “bridge loan.” This is a special consideration that needs to be discussed in detail with your trusted RE/MAX Service First advisor.
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HOW MANY HOMES SHOULD WE LOOK AT BEFORE PUTTING AN OFFER IN ON A HOME?
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY HOME SELL FAST?
There are many ways, often very inexpensive ways, that a seller can properly position the home for sale. Contact us before you get too far into the preparation stages, as we might be able to save you some time, money, and effort. Some things to consider are:
Your RE/MAX Service First advisor will walk you step-by-step through this process.
DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE AGENT?
Some people think that selling a home on your own is easy and comes without challenges. Although some people could do so without any problems, you would only market to approximately 5% of the market. Getting the best price and terms usually occurs when the entire market competes. Often times we can get even more than you could have on your own, while even paying our commissions.
HOW SHOULD I PRICE MY HOME WHEN PUTTING IT ON THE MARKET?
Many people believe the strategy of over pricing your home “to see what happens because we can always lower the price later” will not hurt them. Truth be told, the first few weeks on the market are the most important in achieving your goal of selling your home at the best price and the best terms. The higher you price your home, the less buyers are available.
During our pricing conversation, we will determine the best possible listing range for your home. We make all of our decisions as a team, and you are part of that team when you partner with us.
WHAT IF MY OFFER IS REJECTED?
Once you make an offer, the offer can be: accepted outright; rejected; countered; or multiple countered. In a multiple counter situation, the seller can counter multiple offers rather than just yours. Depending on the circumstances, your experienced RE/MAX Service First advisor will give you advice to best position your offer.
ARE THERE ADVANTAGES TO WORKING WITH A REALTOR WHO HAS EXPERIENCE BUYING AND SELLING?
The realtors of RE/MAX Service First understand how to negotiate a fair deal between buyers and sellers since we have worked with both before. Experience matters; so don’t trust the purchase or the sale of your most important asset to an inexperienced agent.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF A SELLING AGENT IS ALSO A BUYING AGENT?
HOW IS A REALTOR DIFFERENT FROM A REAL ESTATE AGENT?
Realtors® are real estate agents who have been approved for membership in the National Association of Realtors. To maintain membership, they must follow a strict code of ethics not required of regular real estate agents. The real estate agents of RE/MAX Service First are all Realtors®. As a Realtor®, we have taken our career seriously and strictly adhere to the professional standards that come with our membership.
WHO IS PART OF RE/MAX SERVICE FIRST?
John’s strict adherence to our 12 Points of Culture, as well as our Mission and Vision, is designed to attract the best agents. The very best agents will provide the very best service to our clients.
Our agents are men and women who are full time, career-oriented professionals who have the same philosophy about helping people. We are passionate about what we do, and John’s company name should say it all. Our service to you is always FIRST.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING LAND IN WISCONSIN?
- Knowing how a property is zoned as well as potential future zoning
- The future value of a parasol of land
- If considering building, what subdivision or other restrictions exist
- Depending on use, what potential future taxes will look like
- Whether or not subsoil testing is required
There are many considerations that must be taken into account when purchasing land. In Southeastern Wisconsin, as with many places across the country, land values continue to rise. We also specialize in working with building partners prior to the drafting of an offer on a parasol of land. This is the team approach that we use with everything we do, all designed to benefit you.
CAN I SELL MY HOME IF I HAVE A SECOND MORTGAGE?
CAN I SELL MY HOME IF I HAVE A MORTGAGE?
CAN I SELL MY HOME IF I HAVE A REVERSE MORTGAGE?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A SHORT SALE?
CAN I SELL MY HOME IF THERE IS A LIEN AGAINST IT?
CAN I SELL A HOUSE THAT IS IN DISREPAIR?
CAN I SELL PROPERTY AROUND MY HOME WITHOUT SELLING THE HOUSE?
CAN I SELL A HOME I OWN BUT AM RENTING OUT TO TENANTS IN WISCONSIN?
Selling a home or investment property with tenants present can present some challenges. However, with proper guidance and communicating with your tenants, we can make it as smooth as possible. We will go over all of your options when we meet. We can then discuss your lease terms, as preferably your tenants would be on month-to-month lease terms.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I SELL MY WISCONSIN HOUSE?
Next, we take you through the staging process in preparing your home for open houses and tours. You’ll want to make your house is as presentable as possible to interested buyers. Our expertise will help you prepare the home inside and out.
As you may have guessed, there is some paperwork that needs to be completed. We will have you sign a listing contract, which specifies what we will do for you during the timeframe we are listed. Sellers must disclose information about flaws of the home to potential buyers. These “Defects” would include disclosing leaks, water damage, electrical problems, or any other issues. Even though sharing this information may seem detrimental to the sale of your home, it is legally required. It also shows potential buyers that they are dealing with an honest seller. Failure to disclose can result in lawsuits from the buyers.
Finally, we will conduct a title search of your property to discover any liens, encumbrances, and restrictions, which would complicate the sale. While a home can still be sold with a lien against it, the amount will be taken out of your closing cost profits.
When you’re looking to buy or sell again, we’ll always be here to serve you.