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When using the Contact Owner message feature you are required to enter your name, email, and phone number so the seller can reply to your inquiry. MLSMART.com does not sell or share any user information.
A: Don’t be afraid to contact the seller from the information they have
provided. If there is a phone number, they want you to call. If there
is an email option, they want you to email. If you get the seller’s
voicemail, leave a message. State your name, where you found the
listing, and clearly/ slowly leave your phone number. Do not hesitate
to follow up if you do not hear from them by the next day.
A: Before you waste any of your time, or the seller’s time, make sure you
can afford the property you are inquiring about. Be sure to contact a
local Mortgage Professional from our Professional Services page for
more info on getting pre-qualified, so you know exactly how much you
Know what you are getting into - get a home inspection! After your offer is accepted, hire a professional home inspector. They will typically spend a couple of hours combing through the property to find minor and major problems, if any. The cost for this ranges depending on property type/size, but is generally between $300-$600. It is money well spent, as they should be able to point out things in a property that are often overlooked by buyers.
A: Your Mortgage Company will order the appraisal and the title work. You
will not need an agent for any of that. It is all covered in the
services provided by your mortgage company. They will have a Closing
Attorney/Title Company handle the entire closing process and distribute
and collect all monies changing hands.
A: Most experts suggest changing the locks on all of the exterior doors
after you have purchased a new home. You never know how many keys are
floating around for your new property. It is safest to simply get the
locks changed right away.