Although I am not a loan officer, I have had clients in the past that stayed with one mortgage company from the beginning of their prequalification process and worked with them for a period of time until they eventually qualified for a loan.
Yes you can.Your Agent should be able to instruct you through the process.Sometimes it might take longer to hear if your offer is accepted as the bank is often the one that willhave to approve the sale.
Your question is a good one. There are several answers. If the Agent is a Member of the Multiple Listing Service, they will expose your property to many potential buyers and other Agents. The commission in most cases will be split between two brokerage firms. If the commission is below the going rate in your area and other similar homes are selling at a higher commission rate, there is a chance that you might not get the results that you would at a full commission. Please NOTE: If you want to sell quickly but it takes longer due to less exposure, you will most likely pay several more mortgage payments then you would have if you had sold it quickly. In addition, the longer it sits on the market....often times the final negotiated offer price is much lower then you anticipated. Thanks for your question.
You should talk with a Realtor now and reap their expertise. Then you can work together to formulate an action plan outlining the steps needed to sell your home for the best price in the quickest time frame.
Not always. There are several factors. Although I am not a tax advisor nor a home appraiser it is my understanding that the last time a home was sold is usually what the tax value is based on. When improvements have been made to a home such as a porch and what not, they should be reported to the tax accessors office for reaccessment which would traditionally make the tax value go up.
You should contact a local Realtor first and they should be able to help you.In SC the commissions are paid by the Seller, so a Realtor would be your helper and liason. You will also need to talk to a mortgage loan officer to prequalify for a home loan. That should enlighten you as to what you qualify for.If you need any help finding one in your area, please feel free to let me know and I will gladly help you find one as a courtesy.
If you are selling it through a Realtor, get them the extra photos and they can get it done for you as well.
I am not certain of all the factors regarding your home. The tax accessor from what I understand bases the accessment in most cases on the last price paid for the property. Zillow collates many pieces of information before making a Zestimate from what I know and that could be the reason.There is always a chance for an error. The best way to get the value of your property is to hire a certified appraisal.
Maybe contact your local municipalities including DHEC.
Many factors go in to a Zestimate and sometimes they are not always accurate based on the information that they have access to. Sometimes it is based on how much you paid for your home, etc...An Appraisal would be your most accurate figure in your local area.