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Simplifying the buying and selling process

Simplifying the buying and selling process

We know that buying or selling a home can be one of life’s biggest decisions. Without the right plan and team, you might feel like you don’t know where to begin, or you don’t know what happens next. There are a few easy ways to streamline and simplify the buying and selling process. Let’s dive into these top tips for success!

First things first

If you’re buying a home, you’re probably tempted to start searching right away, and visit any homes that look appealing. Sure, you want that big yard and upgraded kitchen, but have you taken time to determine your budget? One of the most important steps in the homebuying process is to understand your buying power and what you can truly afford.

Working with a trusted, experienced lender can help you confirm what mortgage types you’re eligible for, how much you need for a down payment, learn about all costs associated with homeownership and more. You’ll want to work with your lender for a pre-qualification, so you know your exact budget. With that information, and your list of “must haves,” you can start seeking your new home with confidence.

Experience matters

Whether you’re buying or selling, you need a reliable partner: your local real estate professional. Working with a top-notch REALTOR® can make all the difference when it comes to buying a new home or selling your current.

If you’re a buyer, you might face tough competition and even bidding wars when making an offer on that dream home. REALTORS® can help you navigate the offer process and provide many suggestions to make your offer the most appealing (it’s not always just about price!)

If you’re selling, details really matter. A real estate professional knows all the information on comparable homes in the market, understands how to promote the best aspects of your home, and offers advice for staging, open houses and more – all of which can mean thousands of dollars difference in your home’s ultimate sales price. (Don't forget that our Homeownership Concierge team can connect you with an experienced local REALTOR too!)

Everything under one roof

Buying or selling a home can be even more complicated if you’re not sure who to contact along the way. Is your lender, real estate agent, or title or escrow contact going to have an answer for your questions? The solution here is to work with a company that offers all services “under one roof.” It’s easy to know who to contact when all your homeownership professionals are in the same family of companies, and even better if the company offers a single point of contact or concierge service to help you too. That way, no matter where you are in your journey, you can rest assured you have the right team in place to assist.

Save money?

Lastly, there are some companies that offer discounts when you buy or sell. Carrington Mortgage Services and our family of companies is proud to offer discounts to help you make homeownership more affordable and attainable! Contact us today to learn how you could save thousands of dollars when you buy, sell or both with Carrington and our affiliated real estate and title companies: Vylla Home and Vylla Title.