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REAL ESTATE FAQS

Local Professional Advice

Learn why we’re the right Real Estate Agency for you. We’ve come up with frequently asked questions and answers. If there’s something we’ve missed, please reach out and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.

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HOW DO YOUR FEES WORK?

In California, realtor fees are typically structured as commissions based on the final sale price of the property. Sellers agree to pay a commission to their listing agent, usually around 5-7% of the sale price, which is negotiated upfront. A portion of this commission is offered to the buyer's agent as an incentive by the listing brokerage. A got-to estimate of closing costs in totality is a general 8-9% to sell.  Sellers should review the terms of the listing agreement, including any additional fees, before signing. We provide professional photos, fliers, signs, and advertising at no cost. Buyers should be aware that while they don't directly pay the commission at the moment this answer is being written, it can impact the final sale price of the property and can be negotiable and potentially subject to change. Both parties have closing costs such as escrow and title services fees and when applicable lender fees. Please speak with Your Idyllwild Agents for further questions on the cost to buy and\or sell. 

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HOW MANY HOMES SHOULD I LOOK AT BEFORE I MAKE A PURCHASING DECISION?

It's generally recommended for buyers to view at least several properties to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market, compare different options, and ultimately make an informed decision. Some buyers may find their ideal home after viewing just a handful of properties, while others may need to explore more options before finding the perfect fit. Ultimately, the goal is to find a home that meets your needs, preferences, and budget, and the number of homes you view should reflect that. Working closely with a knowledgeable real estate agent can also help streamline the process and ensure you find the right property more efficiently.

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CAN YOU GUARANTEE ME A SUCCESSFUL SALE?

As a realtor, I understand your desire for reassurance, but unfortunately, no sale is guaranteed at a specific cost. The real estate market is dynamic and influenced by various factors beyond our control, such as market conditions, property location, pricing strategy, and buyer interest. However, what I can assure you is my commitment to leveraging my expertise, resources, and network to market your property effectively, negotiate on your behalf, and maximize the chances of a successful sale. Together, we'll work tirelessly to achieve your goals and secure the best possible outcome in line with market conditions and your expectations.

What The Idyllwild Agents can guarantee is an offer on your property, our  program KW Offers allows us this assurance.

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