Buying & Selling Information

Buying

Looking to buy your first home?

Buying your next home, a vacation home, or an investment property?

Buying a home is a big job, but there is no reason to feel overwhelmed. Everyone starts from square one. You may find an experienced real estate agent to serve as your guide, but still it’s important to educate yourself. Make sure that you understand the basics about such key issues as price negotiation, mortgage loans, escrow, closing costs, insurance, home inspections and homeowner associate fees.

If this sounds like a big chore, remember your efforts will pay off when you find the right home and successfully finance it with a loan you can afford. Because buying a home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, preparation is well worth the effort. One of the most important people you are likely to meet in your quest for a home is your Realtor.

Many buyers rely on real estate agents to help them find the dwelling that best suits their budget and their needs. Realtors often specialize in particular neighborhoods and housing types. They are aware of upcoming buying opportunities.

They often can put you in touch with reputable leaders or mortgage brokers who can help you get preapproved for a loan. Find an agent with strong references from satisfied buyers.

Helpful Hints in Selling Your Home

Now that your home is for sale, we suggest you read these helpful hints. They will make the selling of your home a more pleasant experience for all of us.

Make good first impressions. The grounds should be properly maintained summer of winter. Have the lawn mowed and raked, shrubs trimmed, driveway and sidewalks swept or shoveled clean, and all debris removed from the property.

Arrange shades or drapes t give a maximum amount of light in dark rooms. Replace all burned out light bulbs and repair faulty switches. Light colors add cheerfulness to dark rooms, especially kitchens. Badly cracked plaster, loose door knobs, crooked light fixtures are among the small items that can be easily repaired. Small things sometimes hinder a sale more than large repairs.

Display your storage and utility space by removing all unnecessary accumulations in attic, stairways, basement and garage. They will appear much larger than they actually are.

Correct faulty plumbing. Leaky faucets can discolor porcelain and call attention to plubing defects.

Minor redecorating is recommended, if needed, such as painting, rug shampooing, etc. It will create a much more appealing appearance.

Keep radios and televisions off or turned down during the showing to eliminate any possible distraction of the prospects.

If you have pets, it’s recommended they be kept out of the way or out of the house, if possible. Some people are uneasy around animals and they may detract from the prosects’ attention.

Your home should be comfortably warm in cold weather and moderately cool in hot weather, through air conditioning, if available, or any other alternative measures.

Apologies should never be made for any adverse appearance of your home. It only emphasizes its defects.

Buyers ask a great many questions of our representatives when being shown through a home and most prefer to do this in privacy. The inspection should proceed without your immediate presence. The buyer usually feels more relaxed. If you insist on being preset, please don’t discuss terms, price, etc. We will handle these details.

It is important to furnish us with accurate figures on taxes and utilities and inform us of all recent major improvements such as a new roof, driveway, etc.

Remember, if a reasonable offer is presented, it is wise to negotiate immediately – it may never be replaced.

Always be prepared to show your property. If you delay a prospect, it may lose you the sale. Your real estate salesperson will always arrange appointments with you in advance.

Finally, may we remind you, all of our staff and years of experience are available to furnish you expert advice on any problems or questions that may arise.

Rusk County Realty Inc.
507 S. Marshall St.
Henderson, TX 75654


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