Tips for Buyers
As a Buyer, Brent Miller Real Estate will give you our full loyalty. As Realtors, we will evaluate your specific needs and wants to locate a home, building lot, acreage or commercial property in Lamoille County or surrounding areas. We have represented Buyers looking to purchase property in the Northeast Kingdom, Montpelier, the Burlington area and as far away as Stratton, VT - so, I guess you could say, we will go anywhere in Vermont to help our Buyers find their ‘dream’ property. We will not only go with you to view properties but will research and identify, as thoroughly as possible, any issues or problems with the property that might affect your decision about making an offer or continuing your search.
How do you, the Buyer, help your Realtor.
Be as specific as possible when discussing your property needs to your Realtor. If you are looking for a home, then it should fit your life style and personality, it should meet your every day living needs and future goals, it should be in the ‘right ‘ location and be affordable for you.
Meet with a Lender of your choice - learn about all your financing options - get your pre-approval financing letter from your Lender - then meet with your Realtor and start looking at property. You are embarking on an exciting adventure, whether a first-time Buyer or sixth - let your Realtor submit your questions and concerns to the Seller’s Realtor and try to keep your emotions under control. Enjoy the journey.
Tips for Sellers
Brent Miller Real Estate believes that, as Realtors, we develop a partnership with our Sellers. We have separate, defined roles that, when combined, bring about the results that we both want - the selling of your home.
A Realtor provides the required paperwork for listing the property, the marketing and advertising, the showings, can help solve an unforeseen problem that might occur with the property and assist with the negotiation of a Purchase and Sale Agreement as well as the Closing.
Sellers, the first impression that a Buyer gets of your property is often the most important one.
Pretend that you are the Buyer and look at your property with a critical eye.
Does the lawn need work - do the flower beds need cleaning up? What about the house exterior - does the paint need a touchup or a complete redo - is the roof in good condition, etc.?
Now look at the interior of your home - maybe some rooms need decluttering or they need paint refreshing. Perhaps the baths can use a new fixture or the kitchen a new appliance. Do the important upgrades, stay within your budget - decide what upgrade(s) will give you the greatest return in the sale price of your home. Some Sellers hire a building inspector to see if there are any defects in the electrical, plumbing, etc., that they are not aware of that can can be repaired prior to marketing the property.
Be flexible about showings. Try to accommodate your Realtor’s requests to show your property. It could be that last minute, inconvenient showing that brings you the right Buyer for your home. Do not be present at showings - Buyers need space to look at your home and to freely discuss your home with their Realtor.
Remember, your Realtor is your partner - communicate with each other.
Your Realtor wants to please you. You both want the same result - to sell your home.