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BUYING

The prospect of purchasing a new home is an exciting one! The home buying process has its twists and turns but an ERA Central expert is here to help guide you through it every step of the way.

Home Buying Process

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Lifestyle

Evaluation

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LIFESTYLE EVALUATION

Discuss with your ERA Central real estate professional the type of home you’re looking for, including style, price and location.

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Working With an

Era Central Agent

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WORKING WITH AN ERA CENTRAL AGENT

Choosing the right real estate professional to help you buy your home is imperative. There is no cost or commitment required on your part in choosing an ERA Central agent. We are great listeners are are diligent in finding you your dream home. We are trained to negotiate the best price and will lead you through the process every step of the way.

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Evaluate

Finances

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EVALUATE FINANCES

Your ERA Central agent will help guide you to a trusted mortgage professional. You will need paystubs, W2s and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful home shopping experience.

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shopping for the

perfect house

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SHOPPING FOR THE PERFECT HOUSE

This is the fun part! Your agent will schedule showings and help you find the perfect home. Remember: not all real estate websites are the same, nor do they always display accurate information in the timeliest manner. Your ERA Central real estate professional has tools and systems to ensure you see every available home that meets your criteria. Rely on your ERA Central to guide you to the best resources online in your area.

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Make an offer

and Negotiation

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MAKE AN OFFER AND NEGOTIATION

Your ERA Central agent will prepare the offer based on the price and terms you choose. It may take a few tries to get it just right but hang in there, you’re on your way!

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Under

Contract

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UNDER CONTRACT

You and the Seller have agreed to the price and terms. After completion of attorney review, the home is essentially held for you.

In most cases the contract provides you with a timeline to obtain financing, as well as time to inspect the physical condition of the home. Your ERA Central agent will inform you of all of your rights and responsibilities related to the contract.

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Final Details /

Preparing for

Closing

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FINAL DETAILS

Preparing for closing – Perform due diligence, order the appraisal, conduct an inspection, and review terms with the lender.

You will be finalizing your loan, reviewing documents, and discussing the findings from the inspection. Your ERA Central agent will be managing this entire process for you.

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SELLING

Before your put your home on the market, talk to your ERA Central expert about how you can work together to sell your home - from proper pricing to home staging to negotiating the best offer

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Understand
the Market

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UNDERSTAND THE MARKET

You may have heard the terms sellers’ market and buyers’ market. You may also have wondered what these terms mean and how each market impacts you as a buyer or seller. Your ERA Central agent will assist you in know what type of market we find ourselves in now and the strategies that are needed for each.

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Work with an
Era Central Agent

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WORK WITH AN ERA CENTRAL AGENT

Choosing the right real estate professional to help you sell your home is imperative. There is no cost or commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps. When choosing an agent to work with, be sure to compare services and ask what that Realtor:registered: brings to the table over and above the rest.

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Price IT
Right

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PRICE IT RIGHT

Your agent will provide a market analysis which will help you set an asking price. As difficult as it may be, it is important to review the market analysis and consider your home price objectively.

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Prepare Your Home
for Sale

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PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE

View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you’d expect. Your agent will offer some useful suggestions.

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List IT
For Sale

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LIST IT FOR SALE

When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the open market. It’s critical you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home.
Potential buyers may ask to see your home on short notice. It’s best if you can accommodate these requests, you never want to miss a potential sale.

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Prepare to
Negotiate

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PREPARE TO NEGOTIATE

If everything goes well, a buyer and (most often the agent who represents them) will present your agent with an offer. Your ERA Central agent will present the benefits and risks of each offer. You will have the opportunity to either accept or counter any offer based on its merits.

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seal the Deal

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SEAL THE DEAL

UNDER CONTRACT – At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer and both parties have signed the agreements.

 

INSPECTION – The buyer will usually perform a physical inspection of the home.  They may even ask you to make certain repairs.  Your agent will explain all of your options regarding the inspection.

 

FINAL DETAILS – While under contract, the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due diligence.

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closing

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CLOSING

This is the transfer of funds and ownership. Depending on when the buyer moves into the home, you will need to be all packed up and ready to move.

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CAREER

At ERA Central, we offer Smart Solutions for Busy Agents with the ERA Entourage. We recognize that it is not possible for one person to be good at everything or to have the time to do all that is needed to run a successful real estate business. The ERA Entourage exists to enable you to build a great business.

 

The ERA Entourage is a group of very talented and resourceful people that love real estate as much as you do and is dedicated to netting you more business and providing you the life balance you so deserve.

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AGENT

development

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AGENT DEVELOPMENT

In-house certified trainer provides our ATM Courses, one-on-one instruction and online training custom built around your needs ─ at no cost to you!

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the image
maker

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The IMAGE MAKER

If a logo, bulletin board or custom graphic design is what you crave, then this chick can turn your ideas into something awesome ─ at no cost to you!

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THE

MEDIA

MAVEN

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The MEDIA MAVEN

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ─ oh my! Posting is her pleasure. She makes social media make sense and work for you while you do other things ─ at no cost to you!

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REAL

BUSINESS

PLANNING

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REAL BUSINESS PLANNING

With full staff assistance to help you reach your goals!

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CLOUD

TECHNOLOGY

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CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

No-cost office-based cloud technology for email, calendars and documents.

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PAPERLESS

TRANSACTIONS

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PAPERLESS TRANSACTIONS

Create transactions and conduct business, including signatures, entirely online. Business+ package free to ERA Central agents.

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ZAP

INTEGRATED

TECHNOLOGY

PLATFORM

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ZAP INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Run your real estate business from one system, including free agent-branded consumer-facing IDX website, mobile website and mobile app. The advanced technology is designed to captivate the consumer, predict when they’re ready to transact, and connect them to you!

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COMMUNITY

INVOLVEMENT

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Give back through our EDGE Scholarship, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp initiative, Move for Hunger or your own favorite charities. We support you!

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About Us

Our Mission Statments

The vision of ERA Central Realty Group is to keep front-of-mind the fact that the success of our clients, our agents, and our company are interdependent. As an integral part of the lives of our agents and our communities, we remind ourselves that our successes are achieved to enable us to make a difference, regardless of the need. We strive daily to make our company “part of something bigger”.