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What Sellers and Buyers Need To Know

Buying your first home? Looking to downsize? Searching for a vacation investment? Buying a home is fun, but all of the details may sound overwhelming and daunting. Thankfully, Lori Bernard – will guide you through the selling and buying process. With her years of experience, local knowledge and network – and and with Century 21 resources at her fingertips, Lori provides you with advice and excellent results.
Throughout every step of the selling or buying process, Lori finds the best options for your specific situation. Lori understands that a real estate transaction is a personal experience. She is passionate about helping you find a place to call home.

The Selling Process

Once you decide to list your home, there are a number of strategic actions that are critical in order to sell your home fast, efficiently, and with best results for you, the seller. Lori develops strategies and solutions that will maximize your benefits.

Step 1: Discuss the Local Market and the Value of Your Home

It’s important to understand the climate of the local market, and determine how much your home is worth in the current market in order to market and sell your home in an efficient manner.

Step 2: Prepare Your Home for the Market

Once you understand the local market and the value of your home, it’s important to make sure your home is ready to be sold. Lori will walk you through any updates or steps you can take to ensure your home is ready for the market.

Step 3: Marketing and Advertising

Lori Bernard has extensive knowledge on the local market. She knows how to sell your home in the ideal time frame and at the most effective price point. Furthermore, she has access to Century 21’s state-of-the-art marketing tools that can show off your home’s best assets. Lori can also use this 21st century technology, blended with her own expertise to determine what improvements you can make to your home to see the best results.

Step 4: Negotiation

Once your home is marketed, the offers will start coming in. Lori will negotiate on your behalf in order to get you the best deal possible.

Step 5: Closing Time

Once a sale is completed, it’s time to close. Lori will make the closing process easy, preparing all documents needed.

The Buying Process

From the initial search, to the closing sale – a lot of planning and strategy go into finding the right home. Lori Bernard has you covered.

Step 1: Let’s Talk About Financing

Lori will discuss various financing options and provide you local lending experts who can help you get pre-approved.

Step 2: The Next Critical Step

The next critical step in the buying process is to find a home that is right for you and your family. Thankfully, you can find current listings conveniently through our site.

Step 3: Let the Transaction Process Begin

You’ve found the perfect home. Now what? The next step in the process is to make an offer. If that sounds intimidating, there’s no need to worry. Lori is always available to help. She will guide you through each stage, discuss your options, and help you draft a competitive offer.

Step 4: Your Offer is Accepted

Once the seller accepts your offer, you will likely need an inspection, appraisal, and homeowners insurance. Lori will be an advocate for you during this process.

Step 5: Closing Time

Lori will see to it that all paperwork is organized and every last detail finalized to make closing easy, prompt, stress-free and exciting!

For more information about our exceptional services please contact us at 715-441-1320 today!

Lori Bernard - Century 21 Affiliated, Hudson WI

Lori Bernard - Century 21 Affiliated
906 Dominion Drive
Hudson, WI 54016


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