In our experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door - the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams. It's important that the agent you choose to guide you through this journey is your trusted expert and advocate. Whether you're looking for property for sale in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or anywhere else in Southern Africa, we'll help you find your perfect property!
Real estate is a local business and there are many factors that determine whether we're in a buyers' market, a sellers' market or an equally balanced market. Our experienced real estate professionals can help you determine the right move.
There is never a wrong time to buy the right home. The key is finding a right buy and taking the time to carefully evaluate your finances.
A home purchase is an important step in the path to long-term wealth. Purchasing your own home is a great investment that provides specific financial advantages, including equity build-up and value appreciation potential. It's also an automatic savings plan that you cannot get from renting!
Here's the most important rule for keeping your stress to a minimum: you don't have to know everything. Your Keller Williams agent is ready to help you through every step of the process.
A great real estate agent will:
1. Educate you about the current conditions of the market.
2. Analyse what you want and what you need in your next home.
3. Guide you to homes that fit your criteria and budget.
4. Co-ordinate the work of other needed professionals throughout the process.
5. Negotiate with the seller on your behalf.
6. Check and double-check paperwork and deadlines.
7. Inform and discuss with you, and suggest solutions to solve any problems that may arise.
Do a pre-qualification to determine the loan amount you qualify for.
Issue you with a pre-qualification certificate valid for 90 days.
Apply on your behalf for a bond when you found your dream home.
Negotiate on your behalf with the banks for a better interest rate.
Keep you informed and updated of the application process up to final approval.
Some questions you might ask yourself include:
What amenities are crucial for you and your family?
How much space do I need and why?
Which is more critical: location or size?
Would I be interested in a fixer-upper?
How important is home value appreciation?
Is neighbourhood stability a priority?
Is accessibility to main routes a priority?
What features are not negotiable in your new property?
You'll learn as you look at homes, your priorities will probably adjust along the way.
The three basic components of your offer to purchase are price, terms, deposit, transfer and bond costs.
Price is the amount you are willing and able to pay.
Terms cover the suspensive or special conditions as well as the financial and timing factors that will be included in the offer.
Deposit, transfer and bond costs are those costs over and above the bond amount which you qualify for.
Your main concern is the possibility of structural damage. This can come from water damage, shifting ground, or poor construction when the house was built.
Very often the damage or problem appear to be big, but can be fixed or rectified with very little effort and not a huge budget.
Staying in control of your credit and finances. Do not make any large purchases during this time. The financial institution will re-evaluate your financial situation and this will affect the amount you were pre-approved for. It's best to talk to your financial consultant first.
Keeping in touch with your agent and financial consultant, returning all phone calls and completing paperwork promptly.
Communicating with your agent at least once or twice a week and verifying with your financial consultant that all mortgage funding steps are completed.
Congratulations, and welcome home! The home-buying process is complete, but just like any big process, there's a maintenance plan! It's now your responsibility, and in your best financial interest, to protect your investment for years to come. Performing routine maintenance on your home's systems is always more affordable than having to fix big problems later. Be sure to watch for signs of leaks, damage, and wear.
Remember, just because the sale is complete, your relationship with your agent doesn't need to end! After closing, your agent can still help you - providing information on the real estate market, finding contractors and repair services, and even tracking your home's current market value.
We love helping buyers find their dream property. That's why we work with each client individually, taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs and wishes.
When you offer a superior level of service, the word spreads fast. Keller Williams Realty agents are on a different level through our unique training, coaching, marketing and technology solutions.
As part of our service, we commit to helping you with your property search by:
Leading-edge tech tools and training give us the edge in effectively finding the perfect home for you!
We stay ahead of trends in the real estate industry through our comprehensive, industry-leading training curriculum and research resources – including Keller Williams University. It’s what prepares our team to provide you with unparalleled service.
Keller Williams Realty was designed to reward agents for working together. Based on the belief that we are all more successful if we strive toward a common goal rather than our individual interests, we’re confident that every Keller Williams professional shares the common goal of serving our clients at the very highest level possible.
Founded on the principles of trust and honesty, Keller Williams Realty emphasizes the importance of having the integrity to do the right thing, always putting your needs first. We firmly believe that oursuccess is ultimately determined by the legacy we leave with each client we serve.
We're proud to be affiliated with one of the largest real estate organizations in the world! The strong growth of Keller Williams Realty is proof that when you offer a superior level of service, word spreads fast.
Our agents are on a different level because they are constantly trained, coached, assisted, motivated and most of all APPRECIATED.
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