Buyer FAQ

Buyer FAQ

How will you tell me about the newest homes available?

The Multiple Listing Service website provides up-to-date information for every home on the market. We constantly check the New on Market list so we can be on the lookout for our clients. We will get you this information right away in a way that is most convenient for you, by phone and/or e-mail.

Will you inform me of homes from all real estate companies or only Keller Williams Realty?

We will keep you informed of all homes. We want to help you find your dream home, which means we need to stay on top of every home that’s available in the market.

Can you help me find NEW CONSTRUCTION homes?

Yes, we can work with most builders and get you the information you need to make a decision. On your first visit with the builder, we will accompany you. By using our services with a new construction home purchase, you will receive the services we offer, as well as those provided by the builder, at no additional cost.

How do we find out about FORECLOSURE Properties?

Properties that have been foreclosed upon and are owned by the banks will be listed in the MLS system just like any other listing. If it is a government-owned property, there may be a website provided for me to look up additional information and to make sure that the property is eligible for your type of financing.

How does FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO) work?

Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes of saving the commission. If you see a FSBO and want the advantages of my services, let us contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent, even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property.

What exactly is a SHORT SALE and can we look at those properties?

Short Sales are short in money but not in time! A short sale means that the home is still owned by the individual seller and they are in a position where they do not have the funds required to sell the home. They provide a short sale package to their lien holder (the bank or loan processor) and request approval of their short payoff. Your contract would be contingent upon the lien holder approval, which is a process that could take months and requires a lot of patience and flexibility on your part.

Can we go back through our property again once an offer is made, but before possession?

Usually we can notify the seller and schedule a convenient time to visit the property again. Immediately before the closing, we will schedule a final walk-through and inspection of your new home.

Can you explain what a stormwater detention facility is?

Stormwater facilities are engineered facilities designed to control the rate of storm water flows from the property and for the protection of water quality downstream. These facilities can include pipes, ditches, swales, filters, ponds, underground tanks and vaults. A detention facility is designed to capture, and then slowly release stormwater runoff downstream or into the ground. These facilities must be properly maintained and should be kept free of litter and trash. If it appears that there may be a facility located on the property, it is good to should check with the governing jurisdiction regarding their regulations for inspection and maintenance.

What is a wastewater system and how do we determine if one is located on the property?

Wastewater is used water which can originate from a combination of domestic, industrial, commercial or agricultural activities, surface runoff or stormwater, and from sewer inflow or infiltration. Wastewater treatment is a process to convert wastewater in order to be reused or to be returned to the water cycle with minimal environmental issues.