Tips for Buyers & Sellers
Lakewood, WI’s Go-To Realtor for Successful, Stress-Free Closings
Signature Realty Inc. in Lakewood, WI is the area’s top-selling real estate company. We are a local business that has been helping buyers and sellers with the process since 2007. Our agents are full-time, knowledgeable and friendly, offering great customer service and trusted advice. When you are ready for a new property, we offer tons of listings to choose from. We work with residential, commercial and vacant lot properties.
We care about our clients and want you to have a successful close! Read the tips below to set yourself up for success.
Tips for Buying a Home
Let Signature Realty Inc. help you follow the steps below to make the home-buying process as simple as possible.
Get Pre-Qualified for a Loan
Choose a mortgage loan specialist you trust to help you determine your budget. Together, you can figure out how much you are able to pay per month for a mortgage, and from there you can determine the price range you should stay within when picking out a new home. A seller will look at you more favorably if you are pre-qualified.
Determine Which Features You Need & Want in a Home
By making a list of what you would like in a home, starting with the essentials you need and ending with the features you would prefer, you will have a great foundation for your home search. Our agents will work with your list to find you a property that meets as many of your preferences as possible. From number of bedrooms to the type of flooring and more, be as inclusive as possible.
Pick a Trusted Agent
Choose an agent from Signature Realty Inc. to help you with the home search process. We will provide you with professional support and guidance to help you find your dream home that meets all of your needs. We have extensive knowledge of the markets in the surrounding areas to help you get the best value for your money.
Make a Good and Fair Offer
Now the search process begins. After you have found the home that meets your preferences while staying within your budget, you will need to make an offer. When you make you make your offer, you should take into consideration any fixes the home will need, how quickly the seller wants to close, the market value for homes in the area, etc. Our agents can help you decide on the right price to offer for the property you have chosen. You will also need to establish a closing date.
We recommend you hire a trusted home inspector to go through the house before the closing date, so you know ahead of time of any issues existing in the house, including structure, pipelines, foundation, etc.
Tips for Selling your Home
Our agents will guide you to make sure your home is sold quickly and you are happy with the outcomes!
Get Your Home Ready to Sell
You want to make sure your home is in the best condition possible, so you can draw the attention of potential buyers and receive a good offer. By thoroughly cleaning your home (including the basement, attic and garage) and getting rid of unwanted items, you are more likely to impress buyers. And don’t forget the exterior of your home. Mow the lawn, repaint the house if needed, trim the shrubbery, so the outside matches the beauty of the inside.
Pick an Agent
At Signature Realty Inc., we will provide you with the guidance you need and build excitement about your house going on the market. Through print and digital methods we will advertise your home by getting your listing out to over 15,000 different agencies throughout Wisconsin.
Set a Fair Price
Our agents will also help you to set the best price for your home, based on the market value of similar homes in the surrounding areas. By taking into account the perks and the flaws of your home, we will create a price that satisfies your expectations while appealing to potential buyers.