Tips for a Stress-Free Closing Process in Trussville

Today I want to talk about strategies that can reduce stress during the closing process of your home. It's an extremely important time during the transaction, and because it's so significant, it can easily get stressful. On average, the closing period tends to take about 30-45 days.

I have some easy steps you can take in order to ensure a smooth closing process.

1. Make sure your agent knows what is happening. Communication is critical during this process, and you want to hire an agent that is a good communicator.

2. Communicate with your lender, too. If you can communicate well with your lender, then everything else should go very smoothly.

3. Be very careful with your finances during this time frame. I have seen people go out and buy a new car or new furnishings for their home, and they end up losing the home because they've upset their debt to income ratio. Don't make any large purchases during this period, it's as easy as that.

4.Things will always pop up during the process, so remember to stay calm. It's the job of the lender and the real estate agent to ensure you a smooth transaction. No home sale is ever perfect, so please be aware of that.

If you can follow these steps, your closing process should be relatively painless. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always happy to talk to you about real estate in Trussville!

What Can You Expect Out of the Trussville Real Estate Market?

Today I'd like to give you a brief market update for Trussville and the surrounding areas in Birmingham. Whether you're buying or selling, this information should come in handy for you.

The market saw a bit of a lull in August, but in September things seem to be returning back to normal. We have listed 25 properties in the past three weeks and we have some good inventory around.

We're seeing more contracts being accepted, and we're also seeing some really good prices. Overall, we're shifting towards a seller's market, so if you've been thinking about selling, please don't hesitate to do so now..

On the flip-side, interest rates are still very, very low. They are hovering right around 4%. If you lock in a low rate right now, you can save hundreds of thousands or dollars over the lifetime of your loan.

On a side note, we would like to thank all of our customers and clients for having such a successful year. We've sold 100 homes so far this year, but we still plan on reaching our goal of 150 homes. So, if you know anyone who wants to buy or sell in the Trussville area, please let us know.

It's a great time to be in the real estate market!