After 20 years in this business, I sometimes wonder about folks pondering a house. Most of 'em don't have a clue. So here's a couple of tips on how I'd go about it... 1. Browse the Internet, look at websites, and get a feel of what the market is and what's for sale, how much and where. 2. Contact a Lender for a Mortgage Loan, first check the ads, talk to friends, ask about experiences, check the interest rates so you don't walk in there dumb and wind up paying too much interest. 3. Find a Realtor, most studies show unsuspecting FSBO buyers wind up paying more than folks using Realtors, so look for a Realtor with at least five years experience. After five years a Realtor has seen pretty much everything, good and bad. A Realtor can make you or break you. 4. Tell the Realtor where you are interested in living, and how much the Lender told you that you can afford, and start looking at homes. Let the Realtor counsel you on any offer you make on a house. She's done it long enough to know what's a good offer and what's not. 5. When, and if, the offer is accepted, let the Realtor guide you through the inspection, the appraisal, and a Title Company that will give you fair closing costs on the sale. Trust the Realtor, she knows, and don't be afraid to ask any questions about the entire process. We have been through this process hundreds of times. We've seen all kinds of buyers and sellers. And don't get riled up when things don't go that smoothly. But don't worry, most times things do go smoothly. Jim Talbot, Broker Jim Talbot Real Estate
Author:E. J. Talbot Phone: 225-921-1542 Dated: July 11th 2013 Views: 792 About E. J.: I have been a Full time Realtor in Baton Rouge since 1995 and LOVE IT! Whether you are a buyer or a ...
Jim Talbot Real Estate is dedicated to providing exceptional service to both buyers and sellers. We believe that EVERY customer is the most important! Built on a solid foundation of honesty, integrity and fairness, we are known and respected in the community and by our real estate peers. We are small enough to give individual customer service to our clients, yet we are large enough to make a real impact in the marketplace. We offer assistance with residential, commercial, investment, and vacant land transactions. We love to introduce newcomers to the Baton Rouge area. We love where we live, and we want you to love it here as much as we do! We can help you with learning the neighborhoods, schools, churches, grocery stores, shopping, social scene, and in general - everything you might want to know! We are committed to making your move and transition as simple as possible. Our agents are very familiar with the entire Baton Rouge area as well as surrounding areas, so if you are looking to purchase OR sell, WE ARE READY TO HELP!
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Jim and I thank you so much for all you have done for us in getting into our home away from home. You made the process delightful and I know we will be very happy with this home. I especially appreciate your efforts to pull through the many available properties and discern which ones would interest us. That takes a special talent and was an immeasurable help to us.
Thanks again for all you have done for us!
Realtor: E.J. Talbot
Year Bought: 2015"