How can Sharpe Realty help you?
Sharpe Realty is one of the highest producing boutique brokerages in New Orleans. Our clients are our priority. We work with you and your individual style to reach your goal. Buying or selling, Sharpe Realty is here to help you find your perfect match!
Buying a Home in New Orleans
If you’re thinking of buying a home for the first time, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed by the idea of it all. You have to think about whether or not to use a buyer’s agent, how to secure a mortgage, and what it is that you’re looking for in a home. Most people forget to do one important thing: breathe! Buying a home is a life changing decision; it is OK not to know everything or where to start. That is where our agents come in-we are here to help you every step of the way!
Start a filing system with sections such as home buying, home financing, and service providers. By forming a home buying plan you can more easily focus on the most important factors and help give structure to the entire process.
Decide What You’re Looking For
Settle on the home features that are important to you (covered parking, hardwood floors, architectural style, etc.) and make an ordered list. Having well established guidelines will help narrow down your search and will prevent wasting time on properties that lack your key amenities. Our agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what kind of home is best suited for you. Their access to all home listings within the multi-listing system enables them to evaluate based on your affordability and the qualities you desire. They have access to information on taxes, real estate values, utility costs, and municipal services, all of which can aid you in your decision to buy.
Getting pre-qualified for a loan normally only requires a short phone conversation with a lender, and can greatly help your home search. Pre-qualification does not guarantee you a loan, but it does provide you with an estimated monthly payment and a price range to use as a guide when shopping for homes. Being pre-qualified also indicates to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer. Our agents can help you to determine realistic spending limits. Don’t forget that insurance and property taxes add to your monthly payment! Our agents can explain alternative financing options or introduce you to a mortgage counselor.
Ready to make an offer?
Our agents provide direct service by working for you and helping to negotiate the best terms and price. They can recommend home inspectors, pest inspectors, and surveyors, help arrange inspections, and explain the findings. They can make you comfortable with the closing process, obtain closing figures in advance for your review, and join you at closing to make sure everything goes off without a hitch!
Selling a Home in New Orleans
Our goal is to get your property to sale in the shortest amount of time with the most amount of money, and best terms for you! We are hands-on from the beginning, when we help you find your home’s value, to the end, when you leave with check in hand!
We begin by reviewing and discussing recently sold, similar properties in your area, known as comparables. We also look at other homes that are actively on the market in competition with your home. This will allow us to determine the best sales price for your property given the current market conditions. We can provide you with a list of simple, affordable, and easy tricks to showcase your home’s assets. Cleaning, de-cluttering, staging, and upgrade suggestions are just a few of the things we can work with you on to make the most of your home’s value!
Sell, Sell, Sell!
We list the property in the Multiple Listing Service with photos and descriptions-this markets to other brokers and their buyers. We also host an open house for agents and their buyers, with a catered lunch, to show off your home’s value and charm. Open houses are held for the general public, and our agents are always available to show your property to interested buyers.
Our agents use up-to-date internet and social media advertising so your property is featured on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, and many other sites! We also understand low tech marketing and market your home with professional pictures, color flyers, postcards, and more.
So, what happens after we receive an offer? We get your home to the act of sale!
Our agents will present all offers to you promptly and assist in evaluating them, discussing options for accepting, countering, or rejecting offer based on up-to-date market conditions. We take the stress out of negotiations by communicating to the buyer on your behalf, and help coordinate inspections. Should inspections require repairs, we will assist you to get qualified contractors and getting the work done quickly. We stay in contact with the buying agent to make sure things are proceeding smoothly, and will be present at closing to assure a successful conclusion.
WE HAVE A MUTUAL OBJECTIVE…
TO SELL YOUR HOME…
At the highest possible price.
In the shortest amount of time.
With the most favorable terms.