Being Smart: Be Prepared to Buy Your Home in Today’s Market.
Finding your dream home starts at square one.
To navigate your way to closing the deal on your new home, understand how the modern home-buying process works with SBRE’s handy tips and resources:
Qualify your wants and needs from a regional standpoint. Because locales and drive times in the Pacific Northwest can be deceiving, getting places can take longer than you might expect. The use of our RMLS mapping and prospecting tools is complimentary for saving you time on home searches.
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Selecting your agent isn’t always presented as a choice. As a buyer or seller, it’s often hard to tell who’s working for whom in real estate. Whether using a realtor, broker, or agent, be sure you receive and understand the free Law of Real Estate Agency disclosure document, which explains the agency relationships and duties between realtors/brokers/agents and the public. (Courtesy of SBRE and Northwest Multiple Listing Service.)
Selling or “exchanging” real estate frequently raises questions about taxes. Refer these questions to your CPA or tax consultant. The SBRE team understands the timelines allowed for 1031 exchanges and the importance of compliance. Access to the latest residential and commercial data is key to finding the perfect fit at the right time. We offer comparative market surveys for both residential and commercial listings utilizing the CoStar, LoopNet, NWMLS, and RMLS databases. Get a brief explanation of a 1031 exchange.