The CENTURY 21® Customized Home Marketing, for Buyer Representation is designed to provide you with a full service, anxiety-free real estate experience. We will deliver a level of service unmatched in the real estate industry.
Our system answers all of the questions and concerns that buyers are challenged with when purchasing a home. Let CENTURY 21 Professional Group show you how easy your real estate purchase can be in:
- Sequatchie County
- Marion County
- Grundy County
- Van Buren County
- Hamilton County
- Bledsoe County
Through the CENTURY 21® Customized Home Search System, CENTURY 21 Professional Group can offer proprietary marketing tools to provide you with superior service when purchasing your home. Services include:
- CENTURY 21® Internet Marketing Program
- CENTURY 21 Global Referral Network (SM)
- CENTURY 21® Buyer Service Pledge®
- CENTURY 21® Quality Service Survey
- CENTURY 21® Recreational Properties®
- CENTURY 21® Fine Homes & Estates®
Contact our Dunlap Office in Sequatchie County today and we will answer your questions, provide professional advice, and handle all the details for you, or you can contact us via email. Like you, today's consumers want comprehensive services from their real estate professional. Our Tennessee real estate professionals offer all the services you would want and the peace of mind you deserve.
- Mortgage Services
- Home Warranty Protection
- Home Inspection Services
- Title/Escrow and Legal Services
- Professional Moving Services
- Insurance Services
In addition, please take advantage of our virtual tours of our featured real estate properties, and find the perfect property without actually having to be there. Also, make sure to check out our area information page to learn more about our wonderful Tennessee communities of Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy, Van Buren, Hamilton, and Bledsoe Counties.
There are so many aspects involved in the purchase of a home that buyers can often be left very confused by the whole experience. That's why it is so important to have a Real Estate Professional who can walk you through each step and address your questions along the way. CENTURY 21 Professional Group real estate agents always ensure that buyers are comfortable with the experience and fully aware of the options available to them. We've provided the basic steps of home buying below, but we encourage you to contact a CENTURY 21 Professional Group real estate professional for a thorough explanation of the home buying process.
Step 1: Determine Your Needs
The first step is obviously prioritizing your purchasing considerations. These include the features you desire in a home, the locale and the available education institutions. CENTURY 21 Professional Group are local Sequatchie Valley real estate specialists and can assist you by providing a market analysis and invaluable assistance to clients in narrowing down their choices by providing the latest market trends and local information like neighborhood information.
Step 2: Determine The Mortgage
Now that you have established your ideal home parameters, you need to determine how much you can afford. Once you have established a realistic loan amount you need to be pre-approved for your maximum loan amount. A pre-approval status can be instrumental in the negotiation process by giving you a competitive advantage over other offers. Please visit CENTURY 21 Mortgage® for more information.
Step 3: Begin Searching For Your Perfect Home
Now that you have approved financing, begin searching for your dream home online. You may visit our Listings page to view many homes available in Sequatchie Valley , Tennessee .
Step 4: Contact CENTURY 21 Professional Group
Once you have gotten an idea of the area and homes you prefer, it is time to contact a local specialist to arrange visits and walk-throughs.
Step 5: Negotiate
This is perhaps the most difficult and unpleasant part of the process. To expedite and smooth the process it is important to understand both your purchasing considerations, and the selling considerations of the seller. Each seller places different emphasis on timing and pricing. Understanding the seller will be essential to a successful negotiation.
Step 6: Inspection & Insurance
Once your offer has been accepted, the offer becomes a binding legal document. You will now need to coordinate some home inspections, attain homeowners insurance and finalize the mortgage. CENTURY 21 Professional Group can help explain the details, and your real estate attorney can provide counsel on title issues and title insurance.
The purchase contract can be written to include a contingency for any repairs needed on the property or related items that the seller must take care of before closing. If these items are not dealt with, and you have such a clause in your contract, you can delay or possibly cancel the closing. If it's not stated in the contract, you could face losing your deposit. There may also be costly legal implications stemming from backing out of a contract.
An "inspection contingency" is always a good idea because it protects you as a buyer by allowing you to cancel closing on the deal if an inspector finds serious problems with the property. You will usually have the right to choose the inspector (and be responsible for paying for the inspections). You should consider inspections for structural soundness, insects, environmental hazards such as asbestos or radon gas, etc.
Contingency clauses usually satisfy the concerns of both the buyer and the seller. Buyers also can protect themselves by inserting additional necessary contingencies. You can indicate which items like curtains and appliances are to remain with the house and then stipulate that you have the right to personally inspect the home 24 hours before closing to make sure all is in order.
Step 7: Closing
Ensure that all the paper work including mortgage, titles and insurance are complete. Once the property is officially yours, you may want to consider a few things before you move in. These items include arranging for an alarm system, turning on the electricity and phone, connecting to cable, cleaning or replacing the carpet, etc. This is also a good time to make some needed renovations such as interior painting. CENTURY 21® program CENTURY 21® Connectors offers new homebuyers great offers with industry-leading companies on home services, transportation and temporary housing, and various financial and real estate services. Contact CENTURY 21 Professional Group to view the special offers available in you area.
Century 21 Professional Group Virtual Tours
If you are looking for a faster, more efficient way of finding that perfect Sequatchie Valley or Chattanooga home, take advantage of our virtual tours. See our great Sequatchie homes for sale without having to be there! We love to live and work in our communities and nobody knows our area better then we do. Take advantage of all the technology we have available for you and we guarantee we'll find you the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood suited just for you.
CENTURY 21 Professional Group has professionally trained agents and staff working to market your home to the widest audience possible. Your site will be listed, not only on our site, but also the national CENTURY 21® site. Increased exposure translates into more buyers and faster closings.
We also want you to be well prepared to sell your home, so contact us today so we can put together a custom marketing plan for your home. Learn the tricks of the trade to help your home bring in top dollar and sell fast.
As the Sequatchie Valley's premier real estate agency we promise to:
- Dedicate ourselves to making the process of selling your Sequatchie Valley or Chattanooga home as easy and as successful as possible.
- Respect you, your needs and be honest and forthright.
- Hold your best interests in the highest regard throughout the process.
- Value and respect your time, being as efficient and effective as possible.
- Understand your needs and respond quickly.
- Use our base of experience, knowledge, tools and the most up-to-date training to best serve you.
- Provide regular progress reports throughout the process and discuss with you comments received about your property.
- Explain each step of the process and act as a guide to help you make the most informed decisions.
- Make recommendations to enhance the marketability of your Sequatchie Valley property
- Use a written Competitive Market Analysis and local Sequatchie Valley and Chattanooga market information to help you set the right listing price to sell your home and get the value you deserve.
- Review various financing alternatives and assist you in determining those which best enhance the saleability of your home.
- Develop, present and agree upon a Customized Marketing Plan that will detail specific promotional efforts to help best market your property in the Sequatchie Valley , Chattanooga, and beyond.
- Place the internationally recognized CENTURY 21® yard sign on your property,
with your permission and subject to local Sequatchie Valley ordinances.
- Provide worldwide exposure for your property on the Internet, including posting your property on Century21.com, a site which receives millions of visitors each month.*
- Explain Sequatchie Valley and Chattanooga real estate procedures and regulations.
- Show your property to pre-qualified buyers.
- Utilize the CENTURY 21® System of thousands of offices to expose your property to potential buyers referred to my office.
- Utilize the vast and powerful resources of the CENTURY 21® System to get you
the results you deserve, including leveraging a Network of 6,500 offices and 104,000 agents worldwide.
- Submit to you all written offers, assist with negotiations, and provide an
estimate of your net sales proceeds, so you understand all implications prior
to any acceptance.
- Upon acceptance of an offer to you, pre-settlement (escrow) activities
throughout the closing process will be monitored as permitted by law or local practice.
- Assist you in finding your next home, or offer to refer you to another office
in another location.
Step 1: Design a Marketing Plan
Create a marketing plan to create awareness of your home in the local Sequatchie Valley marketplace. You may accomplish this by advertising in local print publications like newspapers and magazines, posting the home online on different relevant sites or directories and have open houses. CENTURY 21 Professional Group offers the CENTURY 21® Customized Home Marketing System to create a personalized selling program for customized for you. This proven marketing system was designed to maximize the sales price in the shortest closing time.
Step 2: Determine the Price
Obviously, one of the most important aspects in the selling process is setting the listing price. A seller wants to avoid under pricing the value of his home while still attracting a healthy volume of prospective buyers. One suggestion is to review the listing prices of recently sold homes in Sequatchie Valley and Chattanooga . CENTURY 21 Professional Group are made up of local Sequatchie Valley area specialists and can assist you by providing a market analysis and invaluable assistance to clients determining the market value by providing the latest market trends.
Step 3: Showtime
Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, add a fresh coat of paint and tidy up the yard. Talk to your CENTURY 21 Professional Group REALOR® about other tips that can help boost a home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they're in the door. One way to make a home more attractive is to purchase a Home Protection Plan. This insurance protects you, the seller, from paying repair or replacement costs of major items during the listing period. It also protects the buyer during their first year of homeownership.
In addition, make sure you are aware of all the federal, state, and local disclosure laws. This information can be obtained by the specific local and federal government agencies or from CENTURY 21 Professional Group.
Step 4: Protecting Yourself
In some cases, a home sale can also be an invitation for danger. Here are some things you can do to make the process safer.
- Ask for identification
- Ask for pre-approval letters
- Lock up and hide collectibles and valuables
- Remember "For Sale" signs bring in buyers. Do not allow your children to open doors to strangers.
- If you have pets, make sure they are controlled
- Remove any dangerous items
- Talk to your CENTURY 21 Professional Group Sales Professional about additional safety tips to help protect you and your family.
Step 5: Making the Deal
A buyer has made an offer - now it is time to negotiate. Rely on your CENTURY 21 Professional Group real estate professional to guide you through this process. He or she will help you arrive at an acceptable price, terms and conditions. Once you have accepted an offer, help keep the deal together by meeting deadlines and criteria, including home inspections, appropriate buyer visits, scheduled deposits and other steps. In fact, during this period there may be a renegotiation of the accepted offer price depending on the outcomes of these visits. As the closing nears, you may also need to perform repairs or do additional work to the house as agreed upon in your contract. In addition, you will need to have the house "broom clean" prior to the closing so that the buyer can complete a final walk through. When you finally arrive at the closing table, come prepared with the appropriate certificates and approvals as required by your town, county and state. Ask the appropriate agency or get a list of what you need from CENTURY 21 Professional Group . Once the money has exchanged hands and all the papers signed it's time to hand over the keys and concentrate on your next big project - getting YOUR new home in order.
What Is Your House Worth?
Whether you are thinking of selling your Sequatchie Valley or Chattanooga home now or in the future, knowing what your property is worth is an important first step.
By filling out our Home Value Estimator you will be furnished with a FREE Comparative Market Analysis Report that will give you a good idea of your home's current value.
After you supply the basic information, we will contact you via phone or email to ask follow-up and more specific questions that will give us all the detailed information we require to arrive at a value for your home. Put out knowledge of the local market to work for you and learn how we can help you increase the value of your home.