Resources for Buyers
Buying a house can be an overwhelming process, especially if it's your first time.
I've put together a few videos to help explain some of the critical parts of the process.
You can also click on the red boxes below to find out what your home's worth, get a market update for your area, or search for a new home.
I hope you find these resources helpful!
Feel free to call me if you have any questions: 330-227-4355.
(Click on the pictures or underlined text to watch the videos.)
I put together a video of the Top 10 Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent. Some buyers may think they will have an advantage if they work directly with the listing agent, but that is typically not true. Watch this video to find out 10 reasons why you should work with a Real Estate Agent if you are looking to buy a house.
In this video, I share with you why you should only work with ONE Realtor if you are buying a house, often called a "Buyer's Agent". I had someone recently say to me that they didn't want to "bother anybody" so they just called the number and had someone show them the house. In this video, I share why that can be a bad idea for you as well as the Realtor you called. Please don't ever feel like you are "bothering" me when you ask me to show you a house. That's my job! But it's best for everyone if you "bother" the same person for every house you want to see. Watch my video to learn why.
There are many costs associated to buying and maintaining a house. This video outlines what things you will need to be prepared to pay for and when. Some things you might not be considering!
In this video interview, you will learn everything you need to know about buying a house. This is an especially great resource for first time home buyers. We talk about the process and what you can expect... everything from mortgages to inspections to how Realtors get paid.
I created a video to explain the various listing statuses. I get a lot of questions about this and have noticed that people often misunderstand or misinterpret these statuses. When in doubt, you should call your favorite agent to help you understand what you're looking at and give you the most accurate and up to date information from the MLS. I'd love to help answer any questions you may have about this, but I hope this video will help clear up some of the confusion.
This video explains how Escalation Clauses work in Real Estate offers and includes some strategies you can use to make your escalation stand out from others in multiple offer situations. As always, I'm here to help you with all of your real estate needs. Don't hesitate to reach out!
I put together this video to describe how appraisal gaps happen and what options buyers have to "bridge" the gap. This is an important thing for buyers and sellers to understand in this market for transactions that involve a loan because if a house doesn't appraise for the offer price, the buyer will not be able to secure a loan for the purchase price. If you have any questions about this, I'm happy to help or put you in touch with a lender for more details. If you're thinking about buying or selling, give me a call and let's chat about how I can help you.
In this video I interview local home inspector Sean Hathaway from FrontLine Home Inspectors. He talks about the different types of inspections, what's inspected and not, and some of the most common problems. And I share some thoughts on what to consider when negotiating with the Seller.