FAQ

Why use a buyer’s agent?

There are many benefits to using a buyer’s agent when looking for a home. Having a buyer’s agent is FREE to the buyer! They are a great resource for information and can get you access to the MLS. Buyer’s agents have more negotiating power and your agent will look out for your best interest at all times. Not to mention, the reduced stress during the home buying process. All the paperwork and negotiating is taken care of for you.

Why get pre-approved?

It’s very important to speak to a lender before starting your home search for a few reasons. First, you will know what your price range is. This will spare you from looking at homes outside of your price range. Second, many lenders have special programs for first-time home buyers. And last, your lender will review all costs that are required in buying a home and any financial steps you need to take in order to have your loan approved. Being a pre-approved buyer gives your offer credibility when competing for a home with others offers as well.

What is an earnest money deposit?

An earnest money deposit is also frequently referred to as a good faith deposit.  When a buyer purchases a home, they provide the seller’s real estate company a deposit to hold in their escrow account.  The primary purpose of this deposit is to show a seller you are serious about purchasing their home.  The amount that is deposited is subtracted from the final figure that a buyer pays at the closing table.  In most cases, the larger the deposit, the stronger a purchase offer looks to a seller.

How many homes should I look at before putting in an Offer to Purchase?

There is no set amount of houses that someone should look at before submitting an offer on one. It all depends on your comfort level as a buyer. Some know at the first house they look at and others need to look at many homes before deciding. Your agent will be able to help in making sure you are comfortable and aware of every detail when it is time to submit an offer on a home.

How do I find out how much my home is worth?

A comparative market analysis and an appraisal are the standard methods for determining a home’s value.

Your real estate agent will be able to provide a comparative market analysis, an informal estimate of value based on comparable sales in the neighborhood. Be sure you get listing prices of current homes on the market as well as those that have sold. You also can research this yourself by checking on recent sales in public records. Be sure that you are researching properties that are similar in size, construction, and location. This information is not only available at your local recorder’s or assessor’s office but also through private companies and on the Internet.

An appraisal, which generally costs $200 to $300 to perform, is a certified appraiser's opinion of the value of a home at any given time. Appraisers review numerous factors including recent comparable sales, location, square footage and construction quality.

Testimonials

Robbyn has been fantastic to work with. She made the process painless and was always available to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend her as someone that is helpful, professional, but also willing to tell you her opinion on a house instead of just trying to get you to buy something.

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in White Caps, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:43:52+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in White Caps, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn has been fantastic to work with. She made the process painless and was always available to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend her as someone that is helpful, professional, but also willing to tell you her opinion on a house instead of just trying to get you to buy something.
Robbyn was always very professional and willing to work around our crazy schedule. She was able to discern quickly what we were looking for and was able to send addresses that fit our needs. Robbyn even helped us with suggesting possible inspectors and lenders since we didn't have any idea where to start. We found working with Robbyn to be relaxed and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $200K in Silver Lake, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:41:11+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $200K in Silver Lake, WI.

Robbyn was always very professional and willing to work around our crazy schedule. She was able to discern quickly what we were looking for and was able to send addresses that fit our needs. Robbyn even helped us with suggesting possible inspectors and lenders since we didn't have any idea where to start. We found working with Robbyn to be relaxed and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Robbyn listened to us and understood what we wanted. When we completely changed our plan she just went with it and made our dream home happen.
 Her job is her life, it is obvious she loves what she is doing.
 We have nothing but good things to say about Robbyn.

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Bristol, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:44:18+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Bristol, WI.

Robbyn listened to us and understood what we wanted. When we completely changed our plan she just went with it and made our dream home happen.
 Her job is her life, it is obvious she loves what she is doing.
 We have nothing but good things to say about Robbyn.
Robbyn was beyond amazing in the search for our first home! The most helpful trait that Robbyn has is that she is patient, which is much needed when looking for a specific type of house. Robbyn brings years of experience with her and knows the market well. I would highly recommend Robbyn as your real estate agent. She did a fantastic job and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! Thank you, Robbyn!

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Racine, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:42:28+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Racine, WI.

Robbyn was beyond amazing in the search for our first home! The most helpful trait that Robbyn has is that she is patient, which is much needed when looking for a specific type of house. Robbyn brings years of experience with her and knows the market well. I would highly recommend Robbyn as your real estate agent. She did a fantastic job and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! Thank you, Robbyn!
Simply put, Robbyn is the best! As a first time buyer, I wasn't sure what to expect or how to get the process started. Robbyn to the rescue! She's everything you'd want in an agent - patient, knowledgeable, attentive, well-connected - and so much more. I was especially impressed with how well she listened and was able to fine tune her search along the way to find homes that matched our wish list so perfectly. Thanks to all of her hard work and dedication, we ended up purchasing a home that we absolutely LOVE and couldn't be happier. Worth saying again - she's the best!

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Poerio, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-05-30T07:47:29+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Poerio, Kenosha, WI.

Simply put, Robbyn is the best! As a first time buyer, I wasn't sure what to expect or how to get the process started. Robbyn to the rescue! She's everything you'd want in an agent - patient, knowledgeable, attentive, well-connected - and so much more. I was especially impressed with how well she listened and was able to fine tune her search along the way to find homes that matched our wish list so perfectly. Thanks to all of her hard work and dedication, we ended up purchasing a home that we absolutely LOVE and couldn't be happier. Worth saying again - she's the best!
Robbyn was with us every step of the way. She helped us find and secure the PERFECT home of our dreams in the exact location we were looking for. She was always ultra quick with responses to questions and so patient with us through the whole process. Amazing is an understatement!

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Allendale, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:43:14+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Allendale, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn was with us every step of the way. She helped us find and secure the PERFECT home of our dreams in the exact location we were looking for. She was always ultra quick with responses to questions and so patient with us through the whole process. Amazing is an understatement!
Robbyn was awesome to work with, she helped my husband and I find our first home which we absolutely love! She was patient with us at first while we figured out what we liked and didn't like and I loved that she was so proactive. She was always very responsive and I liked how she would seek out homes that were up and coming and get us in as quickly as possible as the market was/is hot. Our home had multiple offers and she helped us get our dream home!She made the process incredibly smooth and stress free and is great at what she does! Thank you Robbyn!

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Isetts, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-05-30T07:48:04+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Isetts, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn was awesome to work with, she helped my husband and I find our first home which we absolutely love! She was patient with us at first while we figured out what we liked and didn't like and I loved that she was so proactive. She was always very responsive and I liked how she would seek out homes that were up and coming and get us in as quickly as possible as the market was/is hot. Our home had multiple offers and she helped us get our dream home!She made the process incredibly smooth and stress free and is great at what she does! Thank you Robbyn!
Robbyn helped find us our house in November 2016 and was excellent to work with! She was very accommodating to our schedules and cognisant to the fact that we both worked jobs that required us to only look at homes after work hours and on weekends. I couldn't recommend her enough.

Bought a home in 2016 in Dunbridge, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-07T05:41:46+00:00

Bought a home in 2016 in Dunbridge, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Robbyn helped find us our house in November 2016 and was excellent to work with! She was very accommodating to our schedules and cognisant to the fact that we both worked jobs that required us to only look at homes after work hours and on weekends. I couldn't recommend her enough.
Robbyn was so great to work with for us first time home owners! She was so patient with us, especially in the beginning of the process when we were unsure of our exact wants and must haves. She listened to our needs and gave us plenty of options to view. If we had questions that she was unsure of, she made sure she could get us an accurate answer in a very timely manner. We noticed her reputation among those in her profession was very respectable as well. Very organized and available. We would definitely recommend Robbyn to our friends looking for houses and hope to work with her again in the future as we plan for our forever home!

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Grant, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn Struck
2017-04-06T16:39:29+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Grant, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn was so great to work with for us first time home owners! She was so patient with us, especially in the beginning of the process when we were unsure of our exact wants and must haves. She listened to our needs and gave us plenty of options to view. If we had questions that she was unsure of, she made sure she could get us an accurate answer in a very timely manner. We noticed her reputation among those in her profession was very respectable as well. Very organized and available. We would definitely recommend Robbyn to our friends looking for houses and hope to work with her again in the future as we plan for our forever home!