Tips For Buying and Selling Your Home

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home selling in Erath CountyWhen selling your home, save yourself time and money and make sure that potential buyers are pre-approved. Have your agent call their loan officers to make sure that their credit and employment records have been thoroughly checked.

With most home buyers beginning their home searches online, consider hiring a professional photographer to capture your property in its best light.

Remodeling and renovation of a property can sometimes help close a deal with a potential homebuyer. Focus on small improvements including repainting and other minor fix-ups in order to make the property more aesthetically appealing.

Make sure to look up your inspector, title accompany, agent, attorney, surveyor, and energy auditor on Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau or any of the large number of service review websites available.

Pricing of a home should be based on neighborhood trends, up-to-date appraisals, comparable sales, and the home’s individual pros and cons. Take the advice of an experienced agent when listing a property.

Market your home in a number of ways including, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, websites and blogs. Marketing creatively will give your home the edge in attracting potential home buyers.

Make sure you are truly ready to own property. Make a budget plan of how much you will need to cover all your bills now that a mortgage will be included, and do not forget to take closing costs, loan fees and legal fees into consideration.

When researching neighborhoods to move into, consider the following suggestions before making your buying decision:

  • Chat up residents about pros and cons of the neighborhoods.
  • Do a run through of your work commute and find public transit options.
  • Research school performance and student-teacher ratios.

Your agent may not catch every detail of a home, so make sure to conduct your own inspection during an open house. This can include running the faucets, checking water pressure, turning on all the lights, switching on the stove and testing the remotes.

Interested in buying a beautiful Erath County home? Please contact us.

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“Desiree Bridges went above and beyond to help us first time home buyers go through the, at times stressful, process. She constantly followed up on items and helped us stay on track, along with the bank and seller. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She took our complete lack of real estate knowledge in stride and answered every question. We never had to worry that something was slipping through the cracks on her end. And now we are satisfied home owners. Highly recommend and if I were gonna to buy another one I’d go with Miss Desiree again at Hayden Real Estate!!”