Buyer and Seller Tips
Williston real estate is in high demand and whether you’re buying or selling, its best to be prepared. We’ve put together some of our favorite tips for buying and selling real estate.
Do some research. Before you start shopping for Williston real estate, do some research about the area, and current market trends. You can read about Williston on our site. Also familiarize yourself with basic financing and look through tips like these for helpful info!
Get pre-approved. This is a simple beginning step that will help you choose a budget range before you start looking around.
List out what you need. Before shopping, make a list of what you need in a house or property. Things to consider may include: commute, distance to schools or parks, number of bedrooms etc.
Go over your finances. Make sure everything is in order and fix any errors on credit reports. Start to collect important documents you will need during the buying process. Avoid making major purchases and incurring debt during this time.
Hire an inspector. Make sure there is nothing in the house that is a deal breaker such as big fixes or foundation damage. Include contingencies in your offer but not too many.
Make a competitive offer. Make an offer you feel comfortable with and include a substantial deposit.
Your home’s first impression. Make sure you take some time to clean and stage your house before you show it. First impressions are important for buyers.
Make fixes. Take a look around the house and see where you can make minor fixes. Changing lightbulbs, fresh paint, etc. will make a difference to the buyer.
Remove yourself. It’s best to be out of the house when buyers are looking at it. They tend to stay longer and see themselves in the house easier when the owner isn't home.
Ask questions. Ask your realtor for great staging tips, and advice for a great sale.