Lisa Bikki, Broker/Owner/REALTOR®
Lisa Bikki, Broker/Owner/REALTOR®
Selling a home is not as easy as it looks! You need a professional real estate agent who knows how to price, stage, market and sell your home in a timely manner while getting the highest price the market will bear.
Hometown Staging provides a strategic advantage while improving your property's appeal. We want to achieve a desired effect, which ultimately helps in your home selling quickly and for the highest possible price.
We use a program called CTMe Contracts, this makes it convenient for you to sign documents online if needed.
We will take photos from the doorway areas, and make use of the windows and the natural light in the rooms. It is always best to clear the clutter out of every room. A quick wipe down to “clean” and if you have any pets, it is best to have them out of the way during the photo shoot
Remember, no single tactic sells homes. It's a combination of different methods that sell a home.
ShowingTime has made it simple and easy for agents to schedule a showing through our MLS system.
Once a showing has been requested, you as our clients will receive a call/text from showingTime to confirm the time will work for you.
When the agent and their client have viewed the property, they will receive a feedback form to fill out which will be emailed to you.
A real-estate lock box is a padlock-shaped box that hangs around the doorknob of a house that is on the market. The device holds the keys to a house to allow communal access for all real estate agents, while continuing to keep them secure.
After a seller accepts a buyer's offer to purchase a property, it's time to make it official, in the form of a real estate contract. This document is one of the most important steps in the home-buying process, as it clears the way for both parties to begin the transfer of property.
Earnest money is a deposit made to a seller showing the buyer's good faith in a transaction.
Earnest money is typically held by the Title Company in an escrow account.
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections.
Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the process of developing an opinion of value for real property (usually market value). Sometimes an appraisal report is used to establish a sale price for a property.
A loan objection deadline is a term of a standard home buying contract in certain states. It relates to the date by which a buyer must inform the seller if they're unable to get a satisfactory loan (under the conditions of the contract).
In 1996, the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Regulation was enacted. It requires owners of pre-1978 "target housing" to disclose to potential buyers or renters all known information about the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the property. It requires that the potential buyer or tenant be given the lead information pamphlet, "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home," or other EPA-approved pamphlet as well as a specific disclosure statement. The option of whether to test for the presence of lead-based paint is left to the owner, so long as a decision not to test is disclosed.
Here are some specific things that happen on closing day:
When all of the documents have been signed, and all funds have been properly distributed, the deed of ownership will be transferred from seller to buyer. This is when you become a homeowner. The seller will hand you the keys to your new house, and then you're all done.