Article provided by: Annette Hetrick Acre Realty
Are you looking for a Realtor in Appleton WI? Contact Annette Hetrick, sales agent, SRES. Let her help you find the perfect home.
What Is an SRES Sales Agent?
An SRES is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. A Realtor who gains the SRES destination has completed a set of educational courses on senior real estate and the unique challenges and needs of seniors. An SRES can identify special senior services in an area and can help seniors find the perfect housing. The goal of an SRES is to help seniors and their families through the emotional, financial, and legal issues that can often arise when selling a home. As a Realtor in Appleton WI, Annette Hetrick has the specialized skills needed to help seniors.
How Do I Go About Purchasing A Home?
Find a lender and meet with them. They will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on your home. It is a good idea to get approved for a home loan because it will make your housing search more manageable.
Consider what you are looking for in a home. What are the essential features you want? How many bedrooms and bathrooms should your new home have? What style of home are you most interested in purchasing? Do you need a garage? Maybe you need a double garage or bigger. In what area do you want to live? Are you looking for specific services close by? If you have children, schools are a significant consideration. Do you want to live close to a park? What about the size of your yard? Maybe you want to live out of town and have an acre or two? Also, consider where you are willing to compromise.
Contact a Realtor in Appleton WI and get some listings. Attend some open houses and get an idea of what is out there. An excellent Realtor will work with you every step of the way. They will be able to give you a private showing of the homes you like so you can wander through them at your own pace.
If you find the right home, the Realtor will help you write an offer.
What Does Writing An Offer Mean?
Before you write an offer, there are several things you need to consider. Writing an offer is where a professional can be of immense help. They will know precisely what items you need to include in your written offer. Some of the basics are:
- Address and legal description of the property you want to purchase.
- How much earnest money is being put down?
- Offering Price?
- What inspections do you require? If the property has a septic system and well, are you requesting those to be inspected?
- Do you want a lead paint test?
- Is a Radon test needed?
- What type of financing? Do you want seller assistance with closing costs?
- Do you want the seller to leave any appliances in the home?
Your Realtor will write your offer, and you will submit it to the seller. If your offer is accepted, you just purchased a new home.