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Real Estate Questions Answered

Yes, I provide market evaluation services for your home in today's market. You may need this for many reasons, you may be thinking of selling your home. You may also need this information for insurance purposes, for refinancing options, credit related matters or to settle an estate. Call me for more details.

In addition to comparing the home to your minimum requirement and wish lists, consider the following:
Is there enough room for both the present and the future?
Are there enough bedrooms and bathrooms?
Is the house structurally sound?
Do the mechanical systems and appliances work?
Is the yard big enough?
Do you like the floor plan?
Will your furniture fit in the space? Is there enough storage space? (Bring a tape measure to better answer these questions.)
Does anything need to repaired or replaced? Will the seller repair or replace the items?
Imagine the house in good weather and bad, and in each season. Will you be happy with it year-round?

Take your time and think carefully about each house you see. I can help you with the pros and cons of each home from a professional standpoint.

Calculating your offer should involve several factors: what homes sell for in the area, the home's condition, how long it's been on the market, financing terms, and the seller's situation. By the time you're ready to make an offer, you should have a good idea of what the home is worth and what you can afford. And, be prepared for give-and-take negotiation, which is very common when buying a home. The buyer and seller may often go back and forth until they can agree on a price.

Choose your lender carefully. Look for financial stability and a reputation for customer satisfaction. Be sure to choose a company that gives helpful advice and that makes you feel comfortable. A lender that has the authority to approve and process your loan locally is preferable, since it will be easier for you to monitor the status of your application and ask questions. Plus, it's beneficial when the lender knows home values and conditions in the local area. Do research and ask family, friends, and I can give you some recommendations.

Select a community that will allow you to best live your daily life. Many people choose communities based on schools. Do you want access to shopping and public transportation? Is access to local facilities like libraries and museums important to you? Or do you prefer the peace and quiet of a rural community? When you find places that you like, talk to people that live there. They know the most about the area and will be your future neighbors. More than anything, you want a neighborhood where you feel comfortable in.

2012
Rhonda is an exceptionally professional & knowledgeable realtor. She offered unique insights to different areas of the bay region, and was super accommodating in adjusting the search to align with our family needs. Highly recommend.
Ron and Darlene C2013
My husband and I are going thru a difficult time. We had no choice but to sell our house. We loved our home. Rhonda was awesome. She knew so much about the market. She was so professional and kind. The process was effortless. I'm so thankful to have been referred to her. She will be the only Realtor for me and my family.

Marketing and selling your home.in 3 steps

There is an important sequence of events in order to successfully market and sell your home. Each home has it's own, unique characteristics.

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Planning & Strategy

After a thorough examination of the property, we discuss how to meet your ultimate goals in selling your home.

Design & Develop

I create a custom marketing plan and begin the process of bringing your home to home buyers everywhere.

Closing Sale

Find a qualifed buyer, meet all pre-sale conditions and work towards a smooth transaction and a great sale.

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