Real Estate Questions with the Professionals
Throughout the home buying process there are a lot of professionals you’ll need to work alongside. We talk with a few of them today to hear advice and answer questions that come up throughout the process.
Today we talk with local vendors like the attorney, inspector, stager, and mortgage lender professionals who work with Angie Cole and her team to get your questions answered.
Why is it important to have a relationship with a real estate attorney? Craig tells us that buying a home is usually one of the biggest purchases you’ll make, so clients should feel comfortable with the attorney they work with. Craig tries to make sure his clients feel confident in the process and is available if needed again in the future for a refinance, home equity line of credit, estate planning, or buying another home.
What problems should raise a red flag when searching for a home? Home inspector Jarrett says to look for large cracks in the foundation. When walking inside of a home, recent repairs are things to look into and make sure it was done correctly.
What are the differences between getting a mortgage from a bank or mortgage broker? Jonathan shares how the guidelines to service the loan vary. The guidelines with a mortgage broker are typically more lenient, which may save the client money and allow them to get a better rate.
What app is best for the home buying process? Instead of Zillow or Realtor.com, make sure to have your buyer’s agent to set up an MLS search that sends you the most up-to-date information.
When you sell your home, how do you make your home look inviting and comfortable without looking too personal? You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves in there. Amber shares what to put away and what to use to stage your home.
Listen to the entire episode or skip ahead to a particular question with a professional using the timestamps below.
2:16 - Why is it important to have a relationship with a real estate attorney?
3:54 - What problems should raise a red flag when searching for a home?
6:24 - What are the differences between getting a mortgage from a bank or mortgage broker?
8:14 - Buying blitz: What is the best app to use in the home buying process?
10:15 - How do I make my home look lived in but staged?
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