Summertime is [still] here!
Only ONE more month of summer and less than 30 days til school starts (I can hear MOST parents on my street jumping for joy right now). Families - as you come back from holiday trips & vacations - please reach out to let me know if you need help upsizing, downsizing, right sizing, relocating, or simply making a change in your regular living quarters. Whether you want to move NOW or in 2019, its never too early to get help for real estate matters.
PRO tips for residential home buyers & sellers:
- BUYERS - (assuming you need a loan to pay for a home) - Get pre-approved by a good lender (don't just look at your credit score online) & talk to multiple lenders to shop rates and find out about their customer service. Mortgage pre-approval letters are a "must have" component to submit an offer on "the" right listing (and are typically good for 60 days). These pre-approvals are STRONGER than a pre-qualification letter because they indicate that you've not only had a credit check run, but a qualified lender has also verified your income and assets, and has obtained a copy of your tax returns to ensure you are really able to make a solid offer on a property. As you work on your financing pre-approval, I'll work with you find the *right* home that you really want (and can afford!)
- SELLERS - we'll look at recently SOLD listings & active properties & talk about the appropriate price range to list your home for sale based on local competiton. We'll also discuss what steps/budget are appropriate to update your home to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Addressing deferred maintenance items (inside and outside of your home), updating paint colors & getting professional staging advice are some common items we may work on together BEFORE ordering professional photography to showcase your property.
Call or text me - I'd love to consult with you on your real estate needs!
*USAA MEMBERS* - - Please let me know who you are - Century 21 Redwood participates in a USAA realtor rewards program. If you need to move out of Virginia ~ I can connect you with a relocation specialist anywhere in the USA - or other countries, too!