Goals of Workshop • Participants will learn about the print resources that will educate them in the house buying and selling process • Participants will become familiar with the electronic resources available to support them in buying and selling a house • Participants will some of the important factors in the home buying process
Key to Mastering the Real Estate Market • Do Your Homework! • Get your Financial House in order!
Do Your Homework!! • Read current literature • Read local paper and Wall Street Journal • Take a workshop at an adult ed center or local community center • Do research on the real estate market in your target community.
Select a specific geographic area • Length of commute/ Public transportation • School systems • Medical services • Cultural events or venues • Extended family • Recreational facilities
Pre-qualify • How much can I afford ? • Get your free credit reports.
Shop for a home • Learn about home buying programs • Find a good agent • Look at properties • Go to Open Houses
Negotiate the best deal and make the offer • Research recent real estate transactions in neighborhood
Get financing • Open escrow
Preparing your home to sell Curb appeal Staging your home Check B&T for real estate transactions in your neighborhood.
Go to Internet!!!! • http://realestateknapsack.wordpress.com