For those about to Buy, I salute you

Imagine finding your dream home and saving thousands at the same time. It’s not a pipe dream. I’m Collier. Will Collier. My business puts people first.

Finding your next home shouldn’t break the bank – in fact I could save you thousands! “High fees shall not pass!” I’ll keep the process as close to sunshine and rainbows as possible. You can experience personalized real estate services with lower commissions. 

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Answering your questions

People generally have a lot of questions about real estate purchases, and that’s understandable. There’s A TON of misinformation out there. But call me Batman because I get rid of the Riddler… My goal is to leave no questions!

 

What is the first step in buying a home?

GET PRE-QUALIFIED! This means you have to find a good mortgage company or advisor who can help you get approved for a loan to buy a house. Without this figure, you may get your hopes up for a property that’s unaffordable for you. Ready, set, go get pre-approved! See my preferred lenders here.

What is a mortgage and how does it work?

A mortgage is a loan to buy a property. Unless you rob banks like Bonnie & Clyde and can pay for a house in full, a mortgage lets you borrow the money at a fixed interest rate and pay it off over time. If needed, you can refinance your mortgage in the future. 

Should I sell my current property before buying a new one?

It’s usually best to sell your current home before buying a new one if you need the money from the sale to buy the new home or qualify for a mortgage. This means you may need temporary housing before you can move into your new home, but there’s no place like home, so do what you gotta do.

Are real estate prices negotiable?

Everything is negotiable. It depends on the demand for houses in the market at that time. Buyers may be able to negotiate a lower price if there are more houses for sale than buyers, while sellers may be able to negotiate a higher price if there are more buyers than houses. We’ll give them an offer they can’t refuse.

How many houses should I look at before buying one?

All the houses… With online tools, it’s easy to view a lot of houses virtually or use my Youtube videos. Once you’ve narrowed down your list, you can visit properties with your hero – err – agent. Or you can sit back and let me find a close match to what you’re looking for. “You can’t always get what you want. But, if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”

What if I change my mind about buying a house?

Shit happens. It’s okay if you have to change your mind about a property. You’ll have to give up your earnest money, which is usually 1-2% of the home’s sale price. Hasta la vista, baby…

Should I do a home inspection?

Yes, it’s important to get a home inspection before buying a property. I work with excellent home inspectors who will tell you about any issues with the property. So when you close the deal you can sigh and confidently say, “Hello, gorgeous!”

Find great inspectors here.

Should I do a final walk-through?

It’s recommended to do a final walk-through before buying a property to make sure everything is in order, especially if there were any repairs agreed upon in the sale contract. You want no regrets when you sit down in relief in your new home.

How does earnest money work?

Earnest money is a deposit made by the buyer to show you’ve got the stones to buy the property. It’s usually a percentage of the sale price and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. It gives the buyer time to arrange for inspections, appraisals, financing, and all the stuff.

What is an agent’s commission fee?

When you sell a house with the help of a real estate agent, they get paid a commission fee by the seller, which is usually a percentage of the final sale price of the house. This fee is typically split between the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent. I take a lower cut so you keep more!

What is an escrow and how does it work?

An escrow is a neutral third party that handles the exchange of money, property, and documents in a real estate transaction. They hold onto everything in a trust until all the terms of the sale are met. It’s a good idea to use an escrow account when depositing earnest money. It’s money that says, “I’ll be back.”

Get Prequalified

The first, first, first step in the process is getting prequalified. Some buyers want to skip this and get right to seeing dream homes. But if you get ready now, you’ll skip the heartache of not being able to afford your dream home.

Work with my preferred lenders by clicking here.

Need a contractor?

There are often fixes or renovations to make in the buying process. Most of Gillette was built quickly during boom times. And if you watch a lot of HGTV then you’ll need to hire quality contractors to accomplish your vision.

I promote trusted third parties on my Resources page.

 

“I came to chew bubblegum and save homebuyers money, and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

Clients have no regrets

 

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If you want to make home buying easy, let’s talk! If you still have questions, I’m happy to put them to rest.

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