Is buying or selling a home going to be easy?

No, and I strongly dislike when others in the industry tell you just how easy the home-buying or home-selling process can be. Truth is, there are so many ways that a deal can go wrong. Between moving, finding the perfect place, financing, title work, flood searches, negotiations, pricing and more, the process holds many obstacles- many of which are outside of your control.


Since the process is sometimes out of your control, what you can control is working with a real estate agent with the dedication and know-how to walk through the process of overcoming obstacles. I’m your guy!

What can I expect from the home-buying process?

Below is an idea of what to expect from the home-buying process:

Step 1: Preparation

     -Determine how much you can afford

     -Determine the type of home you want

     -Check your credit history and score

     -Get pre-approved from a mortgage lender

Step 2: Contact Bill

     -Get help with Step 1, if needed

     -Complete a Buyers Questionnaire

     -Let Bill find homes with your specifics and within your price range

Step 3: Go shopping

     -View homes

     -Attend Open Houses

Step 4: Under Contract

     -Negotiate price

     -Present offer

     -Sign contract

Step 5: Waiting to close

     -Shop for homeowners insurance

     -Schedule inspection

     -Finalize mortgage application

Step 6: Closing

     -Sign paperwork

     -Get keys

     -Move in!

What can I expect from the home-selling process?

Below is an idea of what to expect from the home-selling process:

Step 1: Preparation

     -Determine where you'll be living after selling

Step 2: Contact Bill

     -Complete the Pre-Listing package 

     -Establish a price

Step 3: Get your home ready

     -Complete repairs and fix cosmetic issues

     -Declutter and clean

     -Stage your home

     -Spruce up the yard

Step 4: List and market

     -Follow Bill's marketing plan

Step 5: Negotiate and accept offers

     -Consider more than price

     -Aim for win-win agreements

Step 6: Waiting to close

     -Comply with inspections

     -Comply with appraiser

Step 7: Closing

     -Sign paperwork

     -Hand over keys

Do I need to sign any contracts with you?

Yes, a buyer's contract or seller's contract is usually signed with an agent when you begin working with them.  These contracts provide both parties with expectations that the agent will be representing you and working in your best interest.

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