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What You Need to Know Before Selling, Buying or Flipping a Home.

Thinking about selling your home? Use the following checklist to help you get your home sold as quickly and stress free as possible. 

  • Clean, clean clean! Remove clutter, rent a storage unit and make as many repairs or updates both indoor and outdoor that your budget allows. All the small details will add up and either leave a positive or negative overall impression on potential buyers. When it comes to preparing and staging your home, take the advice your realtor is offering you this is an area he or she has experience and knowledge in. For more tips on this very important first step, click here.

  • Contact a local agent (like us!) who can come and evaluate your home. During this evaluation the realtor can help you determine what your home is worth, show you comparables and discuss a strategy for getting your home sold. 

  • Hire an inspector to give your home a pre-inspection. This provides an added sense of security for the buyer and helps make your home marketable. For more information on the importance of a pre-inspection, click here.

  • Allow for some flexibility. It might not be convenient to leave your house for an hour at 5:30PM at night so potential buyers can do a walk through, but it's important to meet buyers half way, they likely work and have families too and it might be the only time they are available. Buyers will lose interest in properties that are challenging to see. 

Thinking about buying a home? We've listed tools below to help you. In addition, click here for your complimentary buyers guide.

  • Congratulations, you're ready to start your home search. Click here to view a list of our featured properties.

  • mortgage rate calculator is a helpful tool available for you to use in order to determine a budget.

  • You'll need to get pre-approved for a mortgage before scheduling a showing on any homes. Click here for our list of preferred lenders.

  • Need a commercial lender? We've got you covered. Click here for a list of our preferred commercial lenders.

  • When you find a home you'll want to contact a home inspector. Click here for a list of our preferred home inspectors. 

Not all homes are meant to be flipped however, with carefully planning and investing you might be able to take a property from rustic to rehab! Here's a checklist of steps to guide you through the process.

  • Find a home that has a realistic possibility of being flipped. 

  • Find a reputable/reliable contractor. It's tempting to go with cheaper options but poor workmanship shows and makes selling the home and/or turning a profit much more difficult.

  • Get estimates on what it will cost to repair the interior and exterior spaces. You might include the cost of things such as: flooring, painting, repairs, replacing the roof, or septic system, etc.

  • Do the math, work with a real estate agent (like us!) to determine the potential list price once the home has been fixed up to see if it is even worth the investment.

  • Make sure you know your finances inside and out. Get pre-approval for the property you have in mind. Know that often times an investment property requires a commercial loan versus a traditional residential loan. Click here for a list of preferred commercial lenders. 

  • Determine a realistic budget and realistic timelines and do your absolute best to stick to them both.

  • Make sure all the projects you set out to complete get completed before listing the home.

  • Get the home pre-inspected. Click here for a blog about why pre-inspection is important and click here for a list of our preferred inspectors.

  • Clean, clean, clean! Then finally, list your poperty with a knowledgable agent who has experience selling these types of homes. (Like us!) 

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