We’ve helped you navigate multiple resources to find your perfect house, and you finally found did! But now that you find the house you want, what happens next? In today’s blog, Bill Swanson of The Swanson Group explains what happens once we find your home, and how we walk you through the process to make sure you get the best price for your budget.
The Seller Agreement
What happens once you find the house that works best for you and your family? At this point, we will compare it to similar sales and help you create a fair offer. We will help you look at the seller’s property disclosure, and discuss other parts of the closing process, such as costs, inspections, and earnest money. Our team will also help with ideas on making your offer more attractive to a seller! The seller will respond one of three ways: accepted, rejected, or a counteroffer. Once you agree on a price with the seller, we will move forward with closing.
The Settlement Process
You will next turn over your earnest deposit and inspections will be ordered. The lender will begin processing your contract and ordering an appraisal. You may need to pay an appraisal fee at this time. Now is the time to set up your homeowner’s insurance and set up your utilities. A final walkthrough is necessary after a closing, so you can confirm any requested repairs or updates were made as ordered. You will then pay the amount provided by your lender. The final closing takes about 15 minutes to an hour, and you receive the keys to your new home!
We’re Still Here to Help!
Even though you’re now a new homeowner, that doesn’t mean our team will forget about you! We’re here for any questions you have, or if you need to request paperwork. If you decide to sell in the future, or need a contractor referral, our team is always here to help. In fact, your agent will likely check in with you from time to time! If you have any questions about the process of buying or selling your home, then let us know. The Swanson Group is here to help you, from the first step of the process to the last and beyond.
Our Omaha, NE Real Estate Team Wants to Help You Find Your House
If you have questions about buying or selling a house in the Omaha area, The Swanson Group is ready to support you! For more information on how we can assist your family, please call our Omaha, NE real estate group today at 402-679-6566. We want to make the process of buying or selling your house an easy one.