July 24, 2018

Tips for Buying and Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions someone will make in their life.

“Those looking to buy a home should do their homework,” said Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® President Sean LaSalle. “Research what you absolutely need in a home, and also consider what features you prefer and which ones you would be willing to compromise on. Working with a Realtor® can help buyers find the best home for their situation.”

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is also one of the first steps homebuyers should take so they’re aware of their budget. When starting the mortgage application process, take time to shop around to ensure you have the best loan product. Ask about additional fees and ask questions so you understand the annual percentage rate and other fees.

“When putting a home on the market, it is important to work with a Realtor® who you trust and can communicate with,” LaSalle said. “Realtors® provide professional advice on setting the price and offer great negotiating skills.”

Staging a home before placing it for sale is an important step that many owners overlook. And hiring a professional to give the home a thorough cleaning is also a good way to make your home shine and attract buyers.

“Buying or selling a home is a big commitment,” LaSalle said. “It’s important to be prepared no matter what side of the transaction you are on.”

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