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Home Buyers Guide
Start by creating a ranked list of features you want in your next home and the reasons why. Use it as your guide, but remember that with regards to your funding, you will probably need to make some compromises. In addition, talk to your real estate agent about where you want to live. Location is a huge part of any move. Exit Realty First Choice and Exit Realty Milestone Agents are always here to help their clients break down their choices by sharing market trends and local information like neighborhood statistics.
Now that you know what you want, it’s time to see what you can afford. You can start by crunching the numbers yourself using an online calculator or contacting an agent.
When you’re ready to move to the next step, you can get pre-approved for a mortgage. This process can often be performed in under an hour and it accomplishes two important goals. First, it will tell you how much house you can afford and what your monthly payments would be. Second, it tells the seller that you can afford to buy their home.
Once you know what neighborhood you’d like to live in and have an idea of how much house you can afford, it’s finally time to start checking out actual properties. Performing this search online can help save you time since it can help you target homes that meet your standards.
Next, begin visiting homes in person. Ask your Exit Real Estate professional to arrange visits and attend open houses that are in your target area and price range. When comparing homes, make sure to look at all aspects of the property. Is the property tax approximately the same? Are both the houses renovated? Do they both have the same amount of bedrooms and bathrooms? Are both houses located on the same or similar streets? Does either house have any inconveniencies?
Once you find the home you want, you need to make an offer for the house. Typically this is a very difficult and trying time since both parties have totally different goals. This is where your Exit Real Estate professional helps you the most because they are trained to negotiate for the best prices for you. If you have any personal interaction with the homeowner, don’t give out any information about your move, your current housing status, financial status or your feelings about their property – positive or negative. This could hurt you in future negotiations.
This might also be a good time to consider purchasing a home protection plan. These insurance policies can be purchased by the buyer or seller and help protect against unexpected costs or home repairs during the listing period or in the initial years after a home has been purchased.
Before you arrive at the closing, make sure all the necessary paperwork and deposits have been completed. If the mortgage, title work, homeowners insurance, and other items necessary under local and state laws are not completed and brought to the closing table, the closing may not happen on time. Depending on what the contract says, this could result in further action including financial penalties and even the loss of your rights to the home. So make sure to have all relevant documentation in order before going to the closing table.
Once you close, it’s official – you own the house!!!
What our Clients are Saying!
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Oakland Gardens, Jamaica, NY.
David is an extremely impressive real estate agent. His knowledge of the market was extensive. He explained in detail and picked the perfect price to list my house.
He masterfully marketed my house.
His negotiation and skillsets are off the charts.
He ended up getting over market value for my house. He expertly navigated any problems that arise.
Anybody who contemplating selling their house would be well advised to use David as their Realtor.
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Briarwood, Jamaica, NY.
Roman made the sale of my family home effortless and easy. He managed a quite emotional process with complete professionalism and care. He was a complete advocate for us, beginning to end.
Sold a home in 2018 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, NY 11432.
Working with David was really helpful. He was very active in reaching out to potential buyers and showing our home. Everyone to whom he showed the home was accompanied by either David or one of the members of his team. He advised us on how to present the house to the best advantage and he was very active and very supportive throughout the entire process. When difficulties arose David was always there to help resolve the issues. David is an excellent broker. I highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a home.
Great experience selling my apartment and it sold really fast!! The day I buy or sell I will definitely call them again! My apartment sold for the price I was asking that was a major plus for us!! They reply very fast and helped us find a reliable lawyer!
Dr. YOGENDRA K. SAXENA
To Whom It May Concern I have great pleasure in writing this letter in favor of Lorraine Rothberg. She had helped me in buying my apartment. Lorraine is an excellent real state agent. She is very knowledgeable about real state She is very helpful and sincere. She has excellent knowledge about CoOp Boards and financial filings. She was very helpful in my Board approval in the first attempt. I recommend her without any reservations for all real state works. I wish her all the success in her work. "
Davydov: I am writing to express my enormous gratitude toward two members of your company - Vera Mair and Sarah Elias - for helping to sell my mother's home. Following my mother's death in May of 2017 I received at least a hundred phone calls and letters from realtors and private individuals offering their services. At the time, I was unsure whether I even wanted to sell the house, which held so many memories for me. One day, two women showed up at my front door - Vera and Sarah. I was resistant at first, expecting a lot of sales pressure. What I got instead was warmth, Friendliness and a willingness to listen to my concerns. By the time they left, handing me their cards, Iwas pretty certain I'd be getting back to them. When I did get back to them, about 2 weeks later, I discovered that their people skills were matched by their intelligence and expertise. As we walked through the house they were able to quickly appraise its condition as well as any concerns buyers might raise. They were also able to quote a realistic selling price. What I particularly appreciated was their promise to help guide me through the whole selling process -- something I knew nothing about. And they absolutely kept their word! From the moment I signed the contract until the moment the sale was finalized I knew that I could count on both Vera and Sarah to provide practical advice, refer me to people for necessary services, and for just plain emotional support. They were never more than a phone call away. One afternoon when I was beside myself over a plumbing problem, Vera not only found me a plumber-she insisted on coming over and waiting with me. That is going beyond the call of duty! Vera and Sarah used all their resources to keep a steady flow of potential buyers coming to the house. They knew when to lower the selling price a bit and when not to. They also knew when a buyer was serious and didn't give me any false hopes. I know that I would never have been able to do these things on my own and I believe with all my heart that Vera and Sarah were the best people I could have hired. I feel so fortunate that they came into my life and would give them the highest recommendation possible to anyone buying or selling property.
Janine of Jamaica Estates
I would definitely do it over and over again with Roman's office, experienced staff and always ready to answer my inquiry, from the day that I was not sure up to the day that I was ready to sell my property.
Thank you for being there for me and will surely tell my friends and relatives about how I was professionally handled but with a touch of TLC by your office.
Jayson and Linda
For all the hard work, dedication and the time you spent helping us sell our home.
Thank you! Selling was a walk in the park, even at times that my husband and I was away. Everything was prepared and ready for our review and approval as soon as we're back, your office did all the work for us and we are sincerely hoping that you would be able to help more people in the future.
I was a pleasure doing the deal with Roman and Solomon's office.
No questions was left unanswered and response time was very prompt. I would highly recommend their office over other real estate brokers, not only it will save you more but will offer you the best service at the same time.
Hats off to EXIT REALTY FIRST CHOICE, giving me excellent service helping me choose a home based on my needs.
Will definitely work with them again!
I recommend Exit Realty First Choice.
Real Estate Broker Solomon Davydov attended a Jamaica Estates Association meeting in 2014 and really impressed with his concern and dedication to the real estate needs of the community whether for sellers or buyers. His commitment even extended to an offering of assistance to Seniors in the Jamaica Estates Association who needed snow shoveling help. What a guy!
Thank you Roman Davydov, your knowledge a patience separates you from other realtors! Giving me the best deal and the best place I can call home in Queens.I will recommend you with my family and friends!
Daniel N. Sang
Mr. Solomon Davydov Exit Realty First Choice 180-32 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, New York 11366
Re: 80-51, 1881
Street, Jamaica Estates, New York 11423
This is to express my appreciation for your representation of my late mother's estate in the sale of her home.
Our focus on details and concern with potential risks probably made us demanding clients. The buyers and their lawyers, moreover, presented their own issues. As you may recall, we had buyers who seemed to commit but then presented complications and contingencies, with the eventual buyer taking much longer than expected to obtain the required financing. Yet the sale ultimately closed.
Throughout this process, I was impressed not only by your knowledge of the market, but also by the amount of work that you, Marianna and others on your team put in to market the house at a price that was acceptable to us. You helped me understand the types of buyers that would find the house particularly attractive and always kept me informed on your conversations with potential buyers . You also made yourself available after hours and were attentive when troublesome issues arose. And you made extra efforts to reach the ultimate buyer, his lawyer, and the mortgage officer at the lender when the buyer had delays in getting his mortgage approved. You were, at the same time, sensitive to the emotional issues involved in selling the family home that we grew up in. I'll finally add that, during the negotiations with buyers, I viewed you as a trusted advisor and always had confidence in your good faith loyalty and professionalism.
So, thank you again for your efforts in the successful sale of my mother's house.
Joe and Lana Gruber
It was a pleasure working with you one th sale of our apartment. Your professionalism and creativity resulted in a quick and stressless transaction. And your knowledge of the working of the management company were very helpful.
Thank you again for your expertise and hard work!
Joe and Lana Gruber - Apt 30M
Dr. YOGENDRA K. SAXENA
To Whom It May Concern
I have great pleasure in writing this letter in favor of Lorraine Rothberg. She had helped me in buying my apartment. Lorraine is an excellent real state agent. She is very knowledgeable about real state She is very helpful and sincere. She has excellent knowledge about CoOp Boards and financial filings. She was very helpful in my Board approval in the first attempt. I recommend her without any reservations for all real state works. I wish her all the success in her work.
Thank you Roman! I will definitely tell my relative and friends about your office. Good service from start to finish
Sold a home in Briarwood
Agents here showed patience and are willing to help on everything! I sold my mother's house and needed a lot of paper works to be done, Roman's team lead me in getting everything prepared in a very professional way. Thanks!
I'm one of the very satisfied client of Exit Realty First Choice, all are great to talk to and not once they kept any information that can help me in buying a house.
Being new in the vicinity, I appreciate how professional the agents in this office, staff are very friendly and after sales service is awesome, Roman calls me back to make sure all is set after we purchased our house.
I wanted to thank Roman for providing me exceptional service. After giving him a call, he constantly provided me updates on how the market was doing in my area, personally assisted me in how to do things and never hesitated to give me advice on how to make things easier.
Please work only with these professionals, they treat you like family and has not failed to amaze me. The way they work is very smooth and the only thing you need to do is to sit back and relax while they do real estate for you transactions.
Home for sale
I want to let everyone know that working with Roman was a pleasure. He was so proactive in everything that needs to be considered in selling my home. Before I knew it we got the best deal that everyone was happy.
Thanks again Roman!
Bought a house and Very Happy!
It's hard for me since I just moved in the city, I saw a flyer of exit realty first choice and said why not give it a shot! I as amazed by how accommodating they were, smooth transaction and I can say that they are experts of real estate. I will let my friends and family know and we'll do business again with your office!
Sold a home in Briarwood
I want to share my experience with this firm and invite everyone who plans to sell their real estate. Roman Davydov and his team worked with me and made my experience the best. Clearly gave me details of who to they valued my property, sent me reports on the progress and how the market is moving and really made me feel I was family. Roman's office is an expert of the field so never hesitate to ask or inquire. You'll be more than satisfied like me.
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