Diane Zegar
Coldwell Banker Realty

real estate faq

Common Real Estate Questions Asked
By My Clients:

See the Answers Here!

Q: How much work needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market?

A: To get the highest possible for your home, you really should update your home. A fresh coat of neutral color paint, and updated kitchens and baths are important. At the very least, make sure your home is clean!  Read More

Q: How much is my house worth?

A: Your home value will depend on several factors. Location and condition of your home along with the current housing market will determine the selling price. To find out what your home is worth you can contact me for a FREE market analysis. 

Q: How long will it take to sell my home?

A: The market time varies in every community. To sell your home as fast as possible, make sure its priced right

Q: Is staging really important?

A:  Yes. Having your home staged will increase your home's value and decrease the time it's on the market. Staging your home properly will definitely put you ahead of the competition.

Q: Should I be home when prospective buyers view my house?

A: Most buyers prefer to view the home without the owner present. They should always be accompanied by a professional real estate agent.

Q: What is the agent's commission?

A: There is not an "average" real estate commission; it's always negotiable. But always remember - you get what you pay for! 

Q: What the first step of the home buying process?

A: The first step is to find out what you're qualified to purchase. I can help you with that! Contact me to learn more.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home?

A: That depends on a few factors. First, the number of homes on the market that fit your budget makes a difference. Some buyers fall in love with the first home they see, and others look at dozens of homes. Once you find the home that you want, the timing will be negotiated with the sellers. Your bank will usually take 30–45 days to finalize.  

Q: Should I sell my current home before buying a new one?

A: If you need the equity in your current home before purchasing a new home, then yes.  It's a good idea to, at the very least, have your home listed before beginning to look for a new home. 

Q: Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?

A: Yes. 

Q: How do I know if the property is a good deal?

A: Having a comparative market analysis (CMA) on the home you're interested in purchasing is definitely a good idea. This will help you understand if you are getting the best possible price for the home that you're interested in purchasing. I can do that for you!

Q: Should I have a home inspection? 

A: Yes

Q: Do I need to do a final walk-through?

A: Yes