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Prudential PenFed Realty

Jul 29, 2014 01:24PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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How our clients receive an average of $4,074 in savings* on their home purchase when they use a Prudential PenFed Realty agent and Prudential PenFed Realty’s affiliates.

Call your local PrudentialPenFed Realty Real Estate office!

410-266-0600 |
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Suite 101
 410-647-8000 |
565 Benfield Road. Suite 100

Q: What is your advice to both buyers and sellers to ensure the swiftest and smoothest settlement day?

A: To ensure the swiftest and smoothest settlement day, it is important for the seller to make sure everything in the house is in working order. If there are repairs to be made, hire a quality professional to do the repairs. That way the work is completed on time and the buyer has a professional they can contact if there are future issues/questions. Be sure to be completely moved out and all personal items and trash removed prior to closing. We see many closing delayed because the sellers are not completely moved out of the home. It is important that the buyers are able to have a final walk-through of the home prior to closing, to ensure everything is as stated in the contract.

For buyers, my advice is to be sure all of your documents are provided to your lender, real estate professional, and title company as soon as possible. Providing documents in a timely manner helps to ensure a smooth transaction and on-time settlement. Don’t make any major purchases (e.g. furniture) or change your credit situation in any way. A late payment or new credit card can affect your loan and possibly your ability to purchase your new home.

Janice Hassell, Prudential PenFed Realty

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