I love my job because I 100% believe every time I help a client buy or sell a home, land, or any piece of real estate that I am making their life better. My clients are either ready to buy a home to live in, a piece of land to build their own home, or looking to sell their current property and move on to the next chapter in their life. I cannot think of another career where you can not just sell a person a product, but a part of their personal story. I can help them invest in their future, find tenants, manage rental property, assist in a new construction build, and so much more.
Being a Realtor in Clarksville, TN has allowed me to help people in my community and helped me grow as an individual as well. I love to meet new people and interact with people on a daily basis. My previous employment did not allow for this as often and hindered my personal growth. I am now able to meet people that have only a general idea of what they are looking for in a home and how the buying process works, then, I can walk them through the process and educate them on the Clarksville real estate market. Once they know what they want, how the process works, and what kind of market we are experiencing next we can visit some homes, find one they love, and make an offer. This is a wonderful process to experience because the buyers go from being afraid and timid to excited and ready to make an offer because they know the next steps.
After an offer is submitted is the time window of nail-biting and a huge build up of suspense. Typically the seller’s agent will get back in touch within 24-48 hours but, that can seem like forever when a home you love could be swooped by another buyer. Now that we have heard the offer is accepted, it’s okay to get excited but, the process is just now getting to the tough part.
Now there will be a home inspection, termite inspection, and appraisal just to list a few of the standards. These inspections will inform the buyer of any potential or existing issues with the home. The home inspector goes over the home with a fine toothed comb from the foundation to the roof. These inspections can take hours to a whole day depending on the home. No matter the size though, a full report will be done. Hopefully everything comes back wonderful; however, in reality ever home has at least a few small problems. Do not worry when you see a 20 page report, instead, sit down and study those pages. See what you can leave with and what must be repaired and request the repairs be made in a reasonable amount of time. If the needed repairs and time frame are reasonable, many sellers will agree to the terms and the deal is still a go. If they will not do the repairs, now you will have to accept that you will be responsible for them after closing or void the contract and move on to the next opportunity. Either way, you now know much more about the home before moving forward.
Everything checked out good on the appraisal because you made an educated offer with your market knowledge. The repairs have been made and a final walk through was performed that met your satisfaction. We now move on to closing on the property where you will sign and initial a lot of papers in a short amount of time so stretch out that hand and get those writing muscles in shape. Papers are signed, keys are handed over, Cashiers Check or the money is wired over and the home is now yours.
Time to move in and begin the next wonderful chapter of life.