You should definitely have an agent come look at your home before you are ready to put it on the market. They can give you advice on decluttering your home, paint colors, and little things that you can do to make your home sell quickly.
Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments that you will make. You should be certain to gather all of the information available to you. One of the best ways to do that is to use a licensed home inspector. They will inspect the roof, foundation, interior, exterior, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, ventilation and insulation. They will provide you with a non-biased report detailing any issues that were found.
This is one of the most important steps that you will take when you prepare to buy a home. First, it lets you know what kind of a price range you should be looking in. This will also tell you what your payment range will be. Secondly, it will help you to avoid any surprises or errors that may come up in your credit report. Almost all Realtors require you to have a preapproval letter before they can show you houses. Lastly, sellers will require it before they will accept any offers.
When it comes to selling your home you will have some expenses. There will most likely be repairs needed that are determined before the closing. Once you get to the closing table, you will be responsible for paying your prorated taxes from Jan1 up to the closing date. The seller is also responsible for paying the deed stamps. In South Carolina they are $3.70 per $1000.00 of the sale price. There will also be a fee for deed preparation and recording the deed. This differs depending on the attorney . The seller also pays the brokerage fee for the sale of the home. The balance of any mortgages will also be paid at closing. If the seller has agreed to pay any of the closing costs on behalf of the buyer or give any allowances, that will be done at the closing table as well.