6 Questions You Can’t Forget To Ask Before Closing

6 Questions You Can't Forget To Ask Before Closing6 Questions You Can’t Forget To Ask Before Closing
When people get ready to buy a house, they’re excited, overwhelmed and sometimes, don’t think about the things they should ask before closing on a house. There are several important questions you should ask yourself and others when you’re buying your first house. Some questions you can’t forget to ask before closing. Lucky for you, I will outline the six most important questions for new homeowners. A house, after all, will more than likely be the largest purchase of                                                                                     your lifetime.
When you’re buying a car, you get it checked out by a mechanic. You should think about a house in the same sense. A house is a huge, long-term investment. A house needs to be inspected and looked at by the correct professionals to make sure it’s up-to-date and nothing is severely wrong with it before closing. It is also important that you ask these 6 questions before closing:
1. At what time should I expect the home inspection? Asking your realtor when the home inspection will take place is the first major question you should ask before closing on a new home. You want to ensure that you or your representative are present at the home inspection to ensure that your new home does not have any hidden defects.
2. Who should be at the inspection? This is an important question. Most people want to walk through the house and watch the home inspection first-hand. Always have your realtor with you, as a professional, your realtor has the experience to handle several home purchase issues that might arise before closing.
3. What are the closing costs? Your lender and realtor should have these details; however, it is important to know for yourself. Knowing the exact amount of closing costs will allow you to budget for the future.
4. What do I need to bring to closing? This question is also important, and one that people often forget. You should bring your driver’s license and form of payment. Typically, money is wired, so a check is unnecessary, but speak with your lender to make sure.
5. Where are the keys? In most circumstances, the first thing you will change on your new home are the locks. However, many new home buyers find themselves locked outside of their new home because they failed to get the keys at closing. You will also need to ask for any garage openers, community keys, and mailbox keys.
6. What does the surrounding neighborhood have to offer? When looking for a house, it is important that the surrounding neighborhood meets your needs.  Before you close on a house, make sure that your new neighborhood conveniently fits all your needs.
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6 Questions You Can’t Forget To Ask Before Closing

What You Need To Look For In A Realtor

Finding a realtor can be difficult. You need someone who understands what you are doing as well as what you want. You want someone who can stay within your budget. You want someone who can sell your house quickly and you want someone who can find you a house that matches your wants and needs. So, how do you find this magical person, and do they even exist? The answer is yes. But you do need to do a little digging to make sure they’re a great fit. Here are the things you need to look for in a realtor:
1. Being a realtor should be your realtor’s only job. What do I mean about this? I mean that realtors have a lot of planning and preparation to go through in order to get your house sold or to find you a new house. If your realtor doesn’t have the allotted amount of time he or she needs, the process will be drawn out and you won’t get the results you’re looking for quickly.
2. Make sure the realtor has experience. With experience comes knowledge and skill. Not all realtors are the same, so make sure they have an understanding of the market and know what to look for. You should also make sure they can do a competitive analysis to make sure your house is priced accordingly. We all know if it’s priced too high it won’t sell, if it’s priced too low, you’ll lose out on money.
3. Ask your realtor questions. When you hire a realtor, asking them questions is just as important as when they learn about you. You need to make sure the collaboration will work well and that they understand what you’re looking for.
Hiring a realtor can be a tedious process, especially if that realtor isn’t on the same page as you. Make sure you interview them to see what their track record is for selling and how they go about selling houses.
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Why Realtors Make Buying and Selling Ten Times Easier

Why Realtors Make Buying and Selling Ten Times EasierWhen I go to my hair stylist, he always tells me about the latest thing he bought at the last hair show he’s been to. He says, “$500 here, $300 there, and I bought all these tools with it!” I looked at him one time and said, “Good gosh, why did you spend so much!?” He just looked back at me with a quizzical look and replied, “Remember, this is my job, this is my career, I don’t want to cheap out on your hair and spend some money for the tool to die.” I never really thought about it like that before he said something. He buys professional tools at expensive prices in order to give the best to his clients.
This story is the same for real estate agents. Why? Real estate agents have the right tools to help you purchase or sell your home. They have access to the MLS search and have a plethora of people they can call in order to spread the news.
Real estate agents make buying and selling ten times easier because they are experts in their field. Experienced agents have negotiation down and they know how to do competitive analyses of the area you’re looking to buy or sell to make sure you’re priced in the correct price range.
If you’re selling a house, not only do you need to worry about having everything in line, but if you try to sell it on your own, you need to worry about all the little things as well. The little things can include, staging so prospective buyers can see what the house will look like. Selling the house to those who come to see it. Realtors know how to negotiate and how to sell to people. They have certain ways to entice people to ask more questions or to understand their needs.
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