Frequently Asked Questions

If I see a home I’m interested in, what should I do?

Email, call or text us right away.  We will let you know when the offer deadline is and can make arrangements to view the property within that timeframe or answer any questions that you have.

Are there any costs for your services?

No, we are paid by the listing brokerage.

Do you assist with new homes?

Yes, we are experienced with new home construction and work for you, not the builder.  This does not impact the price you pay.

Should we sell our house before we purchase?

It depends on your circumstances and the current market climate.  In a Seller’s market it is usually best to purchase first while in a balanced market or Buyer’s market it is usually best to sell before purchasing.

How long before we can move-in?

A standard closing is anywhere from 30 - 90 days.  It’s possible to move in as little as 10 business days.

When do we hire a lawyer and what do they do?

A lawyer is typically retained after you have an accepted offer.  They can review any documentation, search the title of the property, obtain title insurance, transfer ownership and deal with any complications with closing.

We live out of town and it’s difficult to view homes in person.  What should we do?

We will view homes on your behalf and make you aware of any negative factors.  You can sign documents on your phone or computer in seconds.

Is tax payable on the purchase price?

There is no tax payable on a resale home.  Tax is payable on new construction but has often already been factored into the price.

Can you tell us how much the competing offers are for?

No, we can only tell you the number of competing offers.  We can often successfully estimate the final selling price based on our experience.  We can also provide statistical data to help you make a more informed decision.

How are property taxes calculated?

Property Tax = Property’s Assessed Value * 1.350819%

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