Buyer and Seller Resources

For Buyers

Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving parts that can leave home buyers frustrated.

At Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate, our Realtors can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice of experience and market knowledge along the way. By working with a professional Realtor who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great purchase, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience and knowing you were represented to the fullest.

Here are some of the key areas that our team at Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate can assist you with:

Getting pre-approved by a lender
By providing your Realtor with some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, he or she can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.

Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. Our Realtors can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property that you view. From local community information like schools and zoning to home-specific details like condition and amenities, our Realtors can help you find what you’re looking for.

Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, our Realtors will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, your Realtor at Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.

For Sellers

Times are changing and you’re thinking about finding your family or new business a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream real estate purchase, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing property. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment we’re living in now days. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell your real estate, there are several factors you should consider.

The wrong time to sell
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: some times are more desirable than others. However, if you are upside down or have a particular situation, the current market may not be the best time to sell your property. Some also think the best time to sell is in the spring or summer months. We, at Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate does not subscribe to that thought process. Our philosophy, buyers are always looking and that also includes the winter months. If a property is marketable and priced appropriately, a buyer will know a good buy when they see it. This is true for our market and may not apply to the current market where you may be located.

The best season for selling
Conventional wisdom dictates that the best time to sell your real estate is when you are actually ready to sell, no punch lists for garages have to be cleaned out. As you already know, you only get one time or chance to make a first impression. So, the more you can stand out in condition, curb appeal and competitive pricing, the better your odds will be on getting your property sold.

Need to sell and want to know what your property is worth? One of our Realtors at Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate can assist you with bringing your property to the market. You do not live locally? No problem our office can still assist and find someone in your market to get your real estate sold. We’ve assisted clients nationwide. Contact us today.

Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In our local and surrounding markets, an attorney title company can handle your closing process. Regardless of where you’re buying, your Realtor at Sherwood Baskerville Real Estate can help ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible.