Seller FAQ

Why should I work with a real estate agent when selling a home?
Selling a home requires a variety of forms, reports, disclosures, legal documents, and financial
documents. Having a Julie Gritton Team agent guiding you through this process helps to ensure
that nothing is missed which can lead to costly mistakes. Our agents can also help to offer
objective information and opinions. Our agents can help to get your home more exposure due to
the resources they have with Coldwell Banker Premiers superb technology. When there’s an
offer on your home, our agents are in your corner and can help you navigate through
negotiations. The Julie Gritton Team have your best interest at heart.

Should I sell my current home before buying a new one?
Selling your current home first can be beneficial if you need to tap into your current homes
equity to purchase your new home. Cons of selling your current home before buying is that you
will more then likely need temporary housing while you find your new home. All situations for
sellers are different. A Julie Gritton Team Agent can help guide you in the right direction and
are able to pursue other avenues that you might not have though of.

What improvements/repairs should be made when selling a home?
Prior to listing your home having a Julie Gritton Team agent come do a walk through to help
you determine what might need to be improved or repaired. Common repair or improvements
inside the home you might want to look into include kitchens, bathrooms, walls/ceilings,
appliances, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, and flooring. You want to make sure that
everything is in working order and that there are not any safety hazards. Outside the home you
also want to make sure that there is not any serious damage to the home or any safety issues as
well. Look at your roof, gutters, yard, decks (if you have one), and anything else you may have
outside that might need to be repaired.

How do you come up with the sales price of my home?
When a seller decides to list their home for sale with the Julie Gritton Team, we review all the
features of the home, upgrades, and current market conditions to ensure that we give your
property the marketing edge it needs to standout. We then take all of this information and review
it with you to come up with a list price for the property.

Where will my home be marketed?
Every property The Julie Gritton Team lists for sale has an extensive and particular marketing
plan designed only for your property. We believe that every house is unique and deserves the
best marketing strategies. Coldwell Banker Premier has some of the finest technology that gets
your property out there for the world to see. Every properties advertising is different. We use
our buyer locator and marketing trends to determine best advertising placement and campaigns.
Some of the places your home will be featured are MLS, Zillow,, Newspaper Ads,
Social Media and over 100+ real estate advertising options.


Buyer FAQ

Why should I work with a real estate agent when buying a home?
Working with a Julie Gritton Team agent to help find you a home is beneficial in so many ways.
Agents have access to more information about homes, they have more knowledge about areas,
they can help you understand documents and all the jargon associated with real estate
transactions. The Julie Gritton Team will guide you through the home search with an unbiased
eye, helping you meet your buying objectives while staying within your budget.

What are the first steps to buying a home?
The first step to buying a home is to contact one of our trusted and knowledgeable agents at The
Julie Gritton Team. They can help guide you in the right direction and put you in touch with
lenders that can help get you ready to buy. First you will want to check your credit and make
sure that its where it needs to be, A lender will be able to help you do this. Next you need to
determine how much toy are able to afford. Having a pre-approval letter prior to seeing homes
can also be beneficial. Your lender or bank if your paying cash can get this for you.

How much do I need for a down payment when buying a home?
You will definitely need to speak with your lender to determine the appropriate amount. Many
factors come into play when determining down payment such as sales price of home and what
you want your monthly payments to be. Majority of the time it’s 20% minimum.

How good does my credit need to be to purchase a home?
Again, this is where your lender comes in. They can help guide you in the right direction on
where your credit needs to be. Your credit score can also influence the interest rate you will be
able to receive on your loan. The better your credit score the more likely you are to be approved
for a loan with a better interest rate.