Start Your Search Online
Searching for a home is exciting! With the continuing advancements of online real estate searches, prospective homebuyers can use the internet to get a basic idea of what homes cost in different areas. Here at c21redwood.com, we have put together the industry's best home search tool. Our screen-width search enables users to view neighborhood and zip code boundaries to narrow their search results and presents the mid-Atlantic region like no other site. Like a great pair of glasses, we bring our local real estate market into sharp focus!
While the internet has certainly changed the way people search for homes, purchasing a home involves a series of extremely complex steps that are best navigated with the advice of a local expert. When your online search reaches the point where you begin to have questions about things like mortgage options, property taxes, the differences between condo and co-op ownership, or if you're just ready to start seeing homes-it's time to get to know an agent. This informal meeting can take place at one of our offices, your favorite local coffee shop, your living room, or on the way to see your first listing!
CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty's home search is optimized to allow you and your agent to communicate with each other about properties. You can even schedule your showings right from our site! Our agents are ultra time-flexible showing professionals who are constantly studying your likes and dislikes as you see homes together. We pride ourselves in enhancing your personal online searches by identifying more home options that may be "hidden" by your search parameters or are just about to come on the market.
Realtors and loan officers work together like two doctors in the operating room. Without an effective partner on the lending side, we can't be as effective at our job. With this in mind, we educate our agents to help guide you through initiating the mortgage process. We work closely with a number of lenders, including Atlantic Coast Mortgage, and are happy to facilitate your transaction with the dependable lender of your choice.
Refined Property Search
When it comes time to focus your search down to a particular neighborhood, street or home, we are there to enhance the process with our unique mix of local expertise and comprehensive home search technology. Our automated emails will alert you to all new listings, as well as all relevant price and status changes to properties in your target area. Additionally, our agents will use good old-fashioned networking to get the "inside scoop" that can enhance your search on homes that will be listed soon or may be coming back on the market.
When reviewing a contract, all eyes tend to focus on the sales price. While negotiating the price is certainly the primary goal of most contracts, these important digits are only one aspect of a real estate offer. For example, if a home is underpriced to the point where it may attract multiple offers, our agents can help get the home off the market quickly by working with you to craft the winning offer. Similarly, if a home appears overpriced, our agents can help build an offer that reflects the home's worth, with a settlement date that fits your timeline. Other contingencies, including home inspection, radon/environmental, financing, appraisal and home sale, are also taken into consideration when structuring an offer to purchase. Because each buyer's situation is different, our agents will work with you to choose the contingencies that make the most sense for your offer.
As soon as the ink has dried on your ratified contract offer, we go to work on lining up the necessary inspections. Once these have been conducted, we'll work with you to sort through the reports, ensuring any concerns you may have are addressed with the seller. In a similar fashion to negotiating price, there is an art to getting seemingly unwilling sellers to address property condition concerns. We take pride in conveying our client's concerns in a professional and firm manner. While no property is inherently "perfect," we are there to ensure that you are an informed consumer.
In your sales contract, you will have selected a title company to arrange all of the necessary paperwork and conduct the closing. From the time of ratification until the day of settlement, we'll work with this company to ensure that they are able to obtain all of the necessary information, both from you and the seller. At the settlement table, we'll be there to make sure that you feel comfortable with the "mountain of paperwork" that you'll be required to sign. This may be one of the most important days of your life, but we'll do our best to make sure that it isn't one of the most stressful. Informed clients are happy homeowners!