Buying and or Selling a home can be tricky. That is why it is important to have the right people on your team to help make the messy and stressful process… well not messy and stressful! Over the years Jeremy Russell & Associates have come into contact with many homeowners, or potential homeowners, who ask us the similar questions. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about real estate that we think can help! And as always, if you have any further questions we’d love to answer the ones that are not found listed here.
Is now a good time to Buy or Sell?
We would say 2017 is absolutely a great year to buy or sell a home! While forecasted reports at the end of 2016 indicated that this year would be a Sellers market with lower inventory for buyers, that does not mean it isn’t a great year to buy. Just might mean you have to act quicker than normal to put down an offer.
How is the housing market right now in my area?
The Greater Greenville Housing Market is continuing on the rise! In just January alone, 4,660 homes were sold in South Carolina. In the Greater Greenville area 707 homes were sold in January 2017, which is a 5.2% increase over the amount of homes sold in January 2016. According to Chief Economist and Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders, Robert Dietz, says that the market is offsetting price increase with a due to a rise in median income of residents. The “price gains are driven by the job growth and that is simply not the case everywhere.” It’s a win-win. With more jobs and more income around the Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens Counties, the more affordability and willingness to buy and sell homes.
What are the steps involved in selling my house?
We would highly suggest meeting with a professional real estate agent. Bringing a professional selling agent on board will free you up to focus on other more important matters. Think of them as your ally. They will know the housing market best, they have closed numerous deals before, so they will know exactly what to expect and the best ways to handle any and every situation. And doing all of this while keeping you in mind and helping you benefit the most! We do it all, from gathering comps, determining Market Pricing, preparing your home for showings, marketing your home with multiple channels, and walking you through the negotiations all the way through to the closing, we’re with you every step of the way.
How do you determine how much my home is worth?
We definitely do our research. We have developed formulas for home values and calculate exactly what your home is worth, based off comparable homes in your local housing market. We will discuss exactly what you can expect to get, what to list your home for, and assist through the offer negotiations to determine which terms are best for you.
What price can I expect to get in the current market?
This is something you will need to talk through with your Listing agent. Because we do in-depth calculations, it would be unfair to you to throw out a number. We fight hard to give you the best bang for your buck, but we will also be realistic backed by numerical data. However, if you are wanting to do your homework before meeting with an agent, there is a free tool HERE that you can use to get an instant evaluation.
Does choosing the right agent really make a difference?
Choosing the right agent makes all the difference in the world. Real estate, just like anything else, should require an experienced professional. You wouldn’t just go to any Doctor for a major surgery, so why wouldn’t you search out the best real estate professional to help you sell your home? It just makes sense. We have spent time gathering and training some of the best agents in the Upstate South Carolina. Combined we have over 50 years of experience which means, we’ve seen a thing or two and know what we are talking about. This isn’t just a job for us, we are passionate about you and your home, and love nothing more than to see our clients happy and their dreams come to reality!
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