When You're Ready
Preparing The Home
Services may include:
- Cosmetic renovations
- Plumbing repair
- Interior + exterior painting
- Sewer lateral inspections + remediation
- Roofing repair
- Moving + storage
- Pest control
- Custom closet work
- Water heating
- Electrical work
- Seller-side inspections + evaluations
- Kitchen improvements
- Bathroom improvements
Spreading the Word
Receiving & Negotiating Offers
Completing the Close
Assessment of the property’s market value, for the purpose
of obtaining a mortgage and performed by a licensed appraiser.
Value placed upon property for property tax purposes by the tax collector.
Expenses incidental to a sale of real estate, such as loan fees, appraisal fees, and title insurance.
The statement which lists the financial settlement between Buyer and Seller, and the costs each must pay.
Certain criteria that have to be met in order to finalize the sale.
The percentage of an individual’s monthly gross income relative to the amount of debt owed.
A good faith deposit the buyer makes with an offer to show that you are serious about buying the property. In exchange, the seller agrees to stop marketing the property.
The buyer reviews the house just before closing to make sure everything is in the same condition and that all home inspection items are fixed.
An expert conducts a formal review of the property to find visible issues that need to be repaired. Buyers typically make their offers contingent on an inspection, but sellers can conduct a pre-offer inspection to appeal to buyers. The buyer may choose to do additional inspections like radon and a sewer scope.
A background check on the property and the seller to ensure there are
no outstanding debts or claims upon the property.
Advanced approval from a bank or other lending institution for a home mortgage.
Potential buyers provide an overall financial picture and mortgage brokers provide an estimate of what level of loan you will likely be pre-approved for.
Insurance to protect the buyer and lender against losses arising from disputes over the ownership of a property.
A fee paid to the local government to officially report a sale of a home; usually paid by the buyer.
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Read what our awesome clients are saying!
Read what our awesome clients are saying!
Professional in every way, very knowledgeable of the current market, and great to work with. Would recommend his talent to help sell your home.
I’m extremely satisfied with the results of my collaboration with James. What sets James apart is his adept use of skills honed during his tenure at an advertising agency, which he effectively employs to showcase your home online. Through innovative techniques like video presentations, he showcased my property in such a compelling manner that it sold at a price exceeding the listing and without any physical visits, all within just two days! Without a doubt, I’ll be turning to James for any future endeavors.
James Bowerman was our realtor when we recently sold an investment property. We thought there were lots of issues but James was undaunted by the challenge. He knew who to target and how to market the property to maximize exposure and potential. He kept us informed and was very responsive throughout the process. His calm demeanor, knowledge and confidence carried us through a challenging time. We think very highly of him and would enthusiastically recommend him as a realtor for any residential or investment property.
Selling my home after residing there for 38 years was both exciting and emotional. James was so helpful in providing me with all the information I needed in order to prepare for the sale and to sell the house. He was patient with my need to have details repeated and re-explained along the way. Everything went smoothly! Thank you for a positive experience James.
We were lucky enough to be referred to James Bowerman by a friend in real estate who works outside of the area we were looking to buy in. Moving from out of state requires extra attention and James always answered all of our questions by text and email promptly and was extremely kind and gracious even when I had lotttts of questions. When the right house came along early in the process, he jumped right in and submitted our competitive offer and helped us set up all the necessary inspections & team members needed to complete the paperwork properly. We are so grateful to have met James and thank him and his team for working so closely with us throughout the process of buying a house. We are thrilled to be here!
James from the Real Creative Group gave us a top notch experience from beginning to end! He knows what it takes to sell a home and got the job done well beyond our expectations. James used clever and effective marketing strategies to get our home the attention that it deserved. He kept us well informed at all times and made our home buying AND selling experience hassle free! We had multiple offers over asking price within 1 weekend. Highly recommend James and his entire “go to team” if you are buying and especially selling a home.
Throughout our experience of selling our old home and buying the new one, James has been amazing. When he was needed, he was always there, following up immediately. I couldn’t recommend a better person for the job. Thanks James!
Our experience with James was truly exceptional. Thanks to his expert advice and impressive multi-media marketing strategy, we had multiple viewings scheduled for our first day on the market, multiple offers by that evening, and an above asking contract before night’s end. We could not have asked for more!
James is an amazing realtor. His professionalism and understanding of the real estate market were key to selling a home we had owned for 25 years and were very sentimental about. James was patient with us and always available to answer questions and help us understand the process. Thank you, James!
Our experience with James has been phenomenal. He has been there for us every step of the way, from any and all questions about selling our house, purchasing a new home, and helping find the perfect investment property. We highly recommend James for all of your real estate needs!
James was very thorough and communicative during this process. I had a specific budget and he quickly found a lot of homes, was quick to respond when I requested tours and pointed out things I didn’t know to look for such as termite damage. I highly recommend him as a realtor!
James was amazing to work with! As first time home buyers, we appreciated how patient he was in answering our questions and walking us through the home buying process. He helped us find the perfect house with everything we were looking for!
James is very professional and will ensure all your concerns are met. He talked me off the ledge several times when I was stressed about some aspect of selling and saved me from spending a lot of money on things that really weren’t necessary to get the home ready for sale. He kept me focused on the important items to make it attractive to buyers and the turn around time from listing to closing was incredibly fast and easy. I would HIGHLY recommend James and Compass for anyone looking to buy or sell.