It’s easy to get lost looking at homes for sale online. Before you get carried away, make sure you have calculated how much home you can afford. If you are serious about buying a home, talking with a loan officer may be your best first step. A loan officer will help you understand your real estate options and help get you prequalified for a loan which is a standard process when buying. Once you know your price range, you can confidently search for Covina homes online. We encourage all our clients to search for homes online and save the properties they like best. When you begin working with a real estate agent, the homes you saved will narrow down available options. We even built an app to assist you and your realtor with this process. Okay, this has been enough reading on the subject; it is time to search for that perfect home!
Ready to start touring homes in Covina and make serious offers? That’s fantastic! The first thing you’ll want to do is talk with a loan officer like we mentioned in the beginning. Home sellers will take you more seriously if you are pre-approved for a loan. Essentially pre-approval is proof that you can afford the house and it will help narrow down your house hunting options.
You will need to start working with an experienced realtor in the Covina real estate market. Be sure to show them all the homes you’ve saved. This will help when deciding on the properties you actually want to consider. Touring homes is very time consuming. In fact, it will likely take a couple days and most real estate agents will not recommend viewing more than six homes in one day.
Once you’ve visited your top picks, you and your agent will discuss an offer to present the seller and await a response. If your offer is accepted you and the seller will complete each of the steps outlined in the agreed-upon offer. Often this includes any repairs or inspections that need to be done and paid for as stated in the agreement. The process will differ case by case, but your real estate agent will be trained to handle all situations and they are there to guide you in the decision making process.
Selling your home can be stressful but with the right team it shouldn’t be. As a homeowner looking to sell, the first thing you should do is research active and recently closed listings in your Covina neighborhood. One of the most common problems sellers face is unrealistic expectations in pricing. Doing this quick research can give you a rough range of possible home sale prices. Note that we said ‘possible’ home prices. Next, you should think ‘What does this home have that mine does not?’ and ‘What doesn’t this home have?’. This simple search for Covina real estate on our website or app will help set correct expectations when you start working with a real estate agent, which is your next step.
A local real estate agent will have the knowledge to sell your home with proper marketing and pricing strategies. An excellent real estate agent is someone who is trained to follow market conditions and best marketing practices, like home staging and aerial photography. Therefore, we recommend you ask your real estate agent to explain their strategy for selling your Covina home before you start working with them.
After your home is listed you will start to receive offers. If you’re working with a real estate agent, and you probably should be, then they will notify you of every offer received and together you will plan how to respond. Do not be discouraged by lowball offers early in the listing process. Alright, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. It’s time to begin your search for comparable homes online. We just ask that you remember us when it comes time to search for a real estate agent.
Our office strives to maintain the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our affairs, to exceed expectations by consistently providing unparalleled service to our clients and realtors. Everyone has a website with access to most homes for sale in Covina. Try searching for ‘new homes for sale in Covina, California; we are confident you will get similar results across all the major sites. What makes us different are our trained real estate agents who will guide you through the process of buying and selling. We have real estate agents who specialize in working in every city within San Gabriel Valley. If you are looking to buy or sell, contact us today!