Questions and Answers with Your Columbus, OH, Dream Home Partner

Whether you’re buying or selling, real estate can be a complicated business. Christopher Evans is here to make sure that you make it to closing with the best possible deal on your dream home. He’s answered a few of the most common questions he receives about buying and selling to make the process a little easier.

Answers to Common Real Estate Questions

What type of house should I buy?

“Everyone’s dream home is a little different. Check out a list of several of the most important things to consider when house hunting. When you’re ready to start looking, browse local homes for sale.”

How much house can I afford?

There’s a difference between how much you can afford and what you want to spend. Start digging into your financials about 6 months before you want to close to see what they can change. Get visibility into what they can afford, and improve your credit profile to get the lowest possible interest rate. Christopher has a strong relationship with local lenders, who can offer better deals than national lenders.

Do I need a realtor to buy a house?

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or experienced in real estate deals, having a professional real estate agent in your corner will get you a better deal. Using an agent doesn’t cost you anything. Christopher Evans has thorough knowledge and experience, letting him prepare for whatever may spring up in the negotiation process. He also can help you navigate the market and serve as a guide to local neighborhoods you may be unfamiliar with.

How do I negotiate my home’s price?

To negotiate the selling price of a home, enlist the help of your local Ohio buyer’s agent. A buyer’s agent like Christopher Evans will help you research and negotiate to get the best price.

What is the best time to sell my home?

There is no best time to buy or sell. The best time is when you’re ready. When you are, Christopher Evans will help get you a great price.

The good news is that Columbus, Ohio, is a hot market, with properties selling quickly.

Do I need to hire a realtor to sell?

Most states do not require you to have a realtor to sell your home, but selling by yourself will mean making on average 20%-25% less than if you worked with an agent. Not having an agent also cuts you out of about 90% of markets, because most agents prefer not to work with for sale by owners.

How do I prepare my house to sell?

Have your home evaluated before you start showing it. This will give you an idea of what significant and cosmetic changes can be made to improve your home’s value. Decide which changes to make depending on your own needs. Getting more money out of your house will mean making more fixes, but avoid dumping too much money into your home just to sell it.

Christopher Evans can help you assess your goals and what you need to do.

How much is my home worth?

Your home is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it when it’s on the market. However, there are a few things you can do to maximize your profits.

  1. Work with a local agent
  2. Make sure your online listings look good
  3. Take prices with a grain of salt. The price your neighbor’s homes sold for is not the only factor determining what yours will sell for.

Don’t see your answer here? Contact Christopher today for answers to your other home-buying questions.

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